Excellence in Design (EID)

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


Excellence in Design Winner 2013

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.
December 2, 2013
The SunCarrier Omega Net-Zero Energy Building is India’s first commercial net-zero energy building.
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Excellence in Design Winner 2013

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.
November 14, 2013
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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Excellence in Design Winner 2013

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.
November 5, 2013
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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Excellence in Design Winner 2013

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.
November 5, 2013
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.
August 1, 2013
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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Excellence in Design New Construction Winner

Boston’s New Old Colony

When the oldest public housing development in the U.S. took a turn for the worst, a project team put it back on its feet and then some.
July 10, 2013
When the oldest public housing development in the U.S. took a turn for the worst, a project team put it back on its feet and then some.
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A Win-Win Situation

Excellence in Design Commercial Renovation Winner
June 1, 2013
An updated real estate headquarters in Plainview, N.Y., creates a workspace for its employees with an emphasis on using green building technology.
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May 2, 2013
These eight green building projects completed in 2012 demonstrate unique sustainable design and innovative strategies.
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Not Over the Hill

A Civil War hospital in the U.S. capital is rejuvenated as a community center and wins an EID award.
November 5, 2012

Opened at the end of the Civil War in 1866, the Old Naval Hospital served as a 50-bed hospital for seaman, later as a hospital corps training school and then as a home for elderly soldiers and sailors. 

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Civic Spirit

A police HQ in Virginia pays homage to its heritage as well as its sustainable future.
November 5, 2012

The Alexandria Police Facility is a symbol of Alexandria’s civic spirit—past, present and future. 

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2013 Top Products

In this space last year we said a lot more jobsites could be going paperless in the future—or at least be incorporating more mobile computing devices. Judging by this year’s results of the 2013 Top Products, we officially know we’re not going (too) crazy. It’s glaringly obvious that the market for accessing important information on the go has rapidly evolved in just one year and will continue to change. We wonder what’s in store for 2014, but for now enjoy the products that interested you—the reader of EDC’s print, digital, eNewsletter and, of course, mobile content—most in 2013.


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