Excellence in Design (EID)

EDC's Excellence in Design (EID) Awards honors commercial, government, institutional, educational and residential projects committed to sustainable design.

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Excellence in Design

A Well-Rooted, Living Building

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The Rochester Institute of Technology envisioned a building that was living, figuratively and literally, for its new Golisano Institute for Sustainability.
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Excellence in Design Residential Winner: Living Off-Grid

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A home in the Ozark Mountains proves that comfort, energy and efficiency can dwell in harmony—even without civilization.
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Excellence in Design Awards Commercial Winner: Commitment to Excellence

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While building its new headquarters, TD Ameritrade finds the road to excellence is paved with Platinum.
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Phipps Conservatory, EID Winner 2013, Officially Becomes a Net-Zero Building

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Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes, a Pittsburgh public garden, aims to meet the Living Building Challenge with landmark green building construction.
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2014 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

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The winning projects in this year’s competition displayed an unparalleled level of commitment to sustainable design.
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Powered by the Earth’s Yellow Sun

In a country that suffers from a 25 percent energy deficit, its first net-zero energy commercial building wins an EID Award for its unique energy endeavor.
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The SunCarrier Omega Net-Zero Energy Building is India’s first commercial net-zero energy building.
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GSA Sustainably Maintains a Historic Legacy

The renovation of a historic federal office building and courthouse in Texas shows a clear look into the future of energy-efficient building design.
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Built on the grounds of the Alamo in 1937, the six-story, Beaux Arts-style Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and United States Courthouse in San Antonio, Texas, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
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Promoting Sustainability Through Action and Research

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens earns an EID award for its many design endeavors.
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Despite already being well known for its sustainable endeavors, the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens continues to push for the cutting edge of holistic design with its building projects.
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A Teaching Moment

A designer in San Francisco rebuilds his own home into a whimsical, sustainable space while setting examples of green design in his neighborhood.
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Peter Liang, owner of Blue Truck studio, re-mastered his own home, a decrepit bungalow, into the highly efficient, 1,739-square-foot Bernal Tower.
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Excellence in Design New Construction Educational Winner

The Center of Attention

A new student services center at a prominent university in Boston provides students with a chance to learn and play outside the box.
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The LEED Gold certified Center for Student Services is Boston University’s (BU) new gateway to campus student life and services as well as the winner of EDC’s Excellence in Design Award for Educational New Construction.
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Metl-Span

Metl-Span panels have contributed to energy-efficient projects including 502 Rigsbee, Ballard Blocks, Haughton Middle School, and Pacific Plaza.

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NCI Group's Candy McNamee, LEED Green Associate, explains how dematerialization can greatly affect the building industry over time, how AEC professionals will be challenged to incorporate the practice into their work and what the benefits are.

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2014 September

September features the next Excellence in Design winner and some insight on how to manage three generations of people working in sustainable building.
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