The top prize in the High-Performance Buildings Category goes to DPR Construction's Phoenix Regional Office. Greg Mella from Smith GroupJJR (left) and Mike Ford from DPR Construction accept the award at the SBIC Beyond Green™ Lunch, held January 8 during Building Innovation 2014. For this project, the team transformed an abandoned, distressed building in a redeveloping community of Phoenix into a modern sustainable facility that achieves net-zero energy use. Their efforts earned the building an Honor Award, First Place.
In the High-Performance Buildings Category, a Merit Award goes to Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon
for its new Health Sciences Complex. Bjorn Clouten from SRG Partnership (left) accepts the award from Institute President Henry L. Green.
Jeremy Mack of SageGlass (left) accepts an Honor Award, First Place in the High-Performance Products Category from Institute President Henry L. Green. The electrochromic or electronically tint-able, dynamic glass provides architects, building owners, glazing contractors and homeowners with an energy-efficient glazing solution that controls the sun without blocking the view to the outdoors.
Brandon Stanley of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, gives a presentation about Retrofit Chicago. The initiative to reduce energy consumption in Chicago by 20 percent by 2017 received a Merit Award in the High-Performance Initiatives Category.
Brandon Stanley of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, Indoor Air Quality Research (left) also accepts a Merit Award in the Innovations for High-Performance Buildings Category from Institute President Henry L. Green for development of a methodology for improved use of natural ventilation.
RDH Building Engineering's Enclosure Renewal approach, which lowers a building's energy consumption at low incremental capital cost, earns it recognition as an Honor Award, First Place recipient in the Innovations for High-Performance Buildings Category. (Not pictured.)
Read more about the 2013 Award Winners.
View case studies of previous Beyond Green awards winners on the WBDG Whole Building Design Guide.