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Cynthia Grier of EcoLogic Life volunteered as judge for 2011 Green Awards.  She reviewed several categories including Eco-Fashion, Eco-Agriculture, Eco-Tourism/Hospitality, Green Government, Green Healthcare, Green Office, Green Retail, Green School, Historic Preservation, and Innovative Eco-Design.  We at EcoLogic Life are excited to see so many putting sustainable, eco-friendly practices into place in their buildings and operations!

 

2011 USGBC-C4 Green Award

Press Release December 7, 2011

 

The 2011 California Central Coast Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council announced the winners of the 2011 Central Coast Green Awards at the annual C4 Gala. This year’s
expanded green award categories included eleven awards beyond local LEED (LEED is an
internationally recognized green building certification system which provides third-party
verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at
increasing performance, reducing waste, and improving quality of life) projects with many
exciting entries that show that green is alive and growing strong along the Central Coast in
many business sectors.
Green Awards Westmont College - Best LEED Award
LEED PARADE GREEN AWARD - BEST OVERALL LEED PROJECT
Westmont College
LEED SCHOOL – GOLD
863,100 S.F. - Four LEED-Gold Buildings
2011 USGBC-C4 Green Award Press Release December 7, 2011 2
Westmont College
Pfeiffer Partners Architect, Inc., Steven Hall, Architect
David VanHoy Architect Inc., David VanHoy, Associate Architect
Blackbird Architects, Ken Radtkey, Associate Architect
IBE Consulting Engineers, John Gautrey, MEP Consultant
•Provides classrooms, studios and offices with natural ventilation and lighting
•LiveRoof planting modules to cool the building and mitigates water runoff
•Parking areas are pervious concrete paving
•High efficiency glazing and occupancy sensors increases energy efficiency
ADDITIONAL GREEN AWARD RECIPIENTS WERE:
LEED WATER EFFICIENCY AWARD
UCSB Sedgwick Reserve Tipton Meeting House
LEED NC – Platinum
Santa Ynez, CA
6,445 S.F.
First UCSB Net-Zero Energy Building
University of California, Santa Barbara
Kate McCurdy, Facility Director
Thompson Naylor Architects, Inc., Dennis Thompson, Architect
Jordan Sager, LEED AP
•No natural gas is used and four solar P.V. arrays generate 114% of the buildings annual
energy
•Geothermal heat sinks and solar heating provide hot water needs
•Roof rain water is stored and used for flushing toilets
•Drought – tolerant native landscaping
Skylights and solar tubes provide lighting to core rooms
LEED-HOMES ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARD
Victoria Garden Mews
LEED HOMES – REGISTERED
Santa Barbara, CA
7,520 S.F. Multi-Family Residence (Phase 1- 2.250 S.F.)
Thompson Naylor Architects, Dennis Thompson, Architect
Allen Associates, Zack Shore, General Contractor
D&Z Structural Engineers, Jim Dillingham, Structural Engineer
Mike Gones, Civil Engineer
Grace Design Associates, Margie Grace, Landscape Architect
MEC, Tom Hughes, Mechanical Engineer
Alan Noelle Engineering, Alan Noelle, Electrical Engineer
Kathy Bush Interiors, Interior Design Consultant
Jens Jensen Design & Construction
Jens Jensen, Commissioning Agent
Allen Associates, Jon Heffner, LEED Consultant
•Zero to low VOC products
•14,000 gallon rain water collection system and water infiltrators
2011 USGBC-C4 Green Award Press Release December 7, 2011 3
•Solar water heating
•50% flyash mix design
•Skylights and solar tubes provide lighting to core rooms
•This is currently one of the highest LEED Home Platinum project to be certified in the
country to date
LEED – INNOVATION AWARD
Pinnacles National Monument
LEED NC - PLATINUM
National Park Service, Philip Lawrence, Owner/ Developer
RRM Design Group, Candice Wong, Architect
Fletcher Burton, Contractor
•On-site well and waste treatment to make this project completely off grid
•Structurally insulated panel construction
•High efficiency glazing and the entire roof is metal panels
•Occupancy sensors and day lighting controls
Water efficient plumbing fixtures
LEED AWARD - HONORABLE MENTION
The LOOP
LEED NC – REGISTERED
Isla Vista, CA
July 01, 2012
50,000 S.F. New Residential Mixed Use
Neil Dipaola, Mesa Lane Partners, Owner/ Developer
Gerhard Mayer, Architect, Mayer Architects
Ed DeVicente, Architect, DeVicente & Mills Architecture
Charlie Mallers, General Contractor, Matt Construction
Bryan Henson, LEED Consultant, Allen Associates
Farhad Fariman, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Engineer, Cobalt Consulting
Tin Chu Wong, Structural Engineer, Richmond So Engineers
Philip Suding, Landscape Architect, Suding Design Landscape Architects
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Cindy Regnier
Mike Hamilton, Civil Engineer, Penfield & Smith
Michael Soriano, Interior Designer, Onairos Design
•Equipped with a photovoltaic trellis on the roof that will cover the energy needs of most
of the building’s common areas
•Water efficient fixtures, flow restrictors, and electronic water controls
•Low-emitting paints and coatings were used
Native and drought resistant landscaping support the water management
LEED AWARD - HONORABLE MENTION
Bachelor Enlisted Quarters P740
LEED NC – REGISTERED
U.S. Navy Base Coronado
2011 USGBC-C4 Green Award Press Release December 7, 2011 4
San Clemente Island, CA
March 31, 2012
32,184 S.F. New Residential Barracks
Ravatt-Albrecht & Associates Inc., Greg Ravatt, Architect
MA Engineers, Roy Cambell, Mechanical and Plumbing Engineer
Poggemeyer Design Group, Rob Tamaccio, Civil and Structural Engineer
Ila Zammit, Robert Aarleff, Electrical Engineer
Marum Partnership Landscape Architecture, Marian Marum, Landscape Architect
Interior Concepts & Design, LLC, Pamela Wick, Interior Designer
Collings and Associates, Jack Collings, Fire Protection Engineer
•Net zero project for an island that has no power from the grid
•Solar hot water panel
•Treats 100% of waste water on site
•High efficiency fixtures
Windows will provide a minimum glazing factor of 2% in at least 75% of the occupied
spaces
ECO-FASHION AWARD
Rubber Soul
Vanessa Amerson
•100% used bike inner tubes and re-purposed shoes
•Bike inner tubes typically line land fills
Symbiotic relationship between material re-use, waste reduction and innovative fashion
design
GREEN HOME AWARD
FLAMM FAMILY RANCH NEW RESIDENCE
Cambria, CA
Randy and Nancy Flamm
3,608 S.F. - New Residence
Ben Korman, Architect
Semmes & Co. Builders
•3,608 SF of rammed earth house
•28-foot tapered poured-in-place concrete tower acts as a chimney stack to extract
unwanted heat
•The main heat source for the residence is the radiant floor heating system
•Northern exterior walls are rammed earth construction
•South and western walls are custom argon-filled dual-pane glass
•Solar panels are integrated into the breezeway and overhangs provide all of the
home’s energy
Non-toxic sealers were used on the polished concrete floors, countertops and finish
carpentry
2011 USGBC-C4 Green Award Press Release December 7, 2011 5
ECO-AGRICULTURE AWARD
Vineyard Team SIP Certification
•Energy efficiency plans, energy use analysis and off-peak irrigation
•Minimize water use with no or low-volume irrigation system, drip or micro-sprinkle system
•Water quality
•Composting and recycle programs for oil containers, oil filters, tires, batteries and bird
netting
•Non-toxic pest control - natural predators
•Social equity
Habitat preservation
ECO-AGRICULTURE AWARD
Claiborne & Churchill Winery
Claiborne Thompson, Owner/ Developer
Habitat Studio, Marilyn Farmer, Architect
Jake Feldman, Structural Engineer
Steve McGrath, Consulting Contractor
Semmes &Co, Turko Semmes and Greg MacMillan, Contractor
Coby Parker-Garcia, Winemaker
Rudy Romero, Vineyard Manager
Angela Gloeckler, Promotion and Marketing Director
•Eco-friendly strawbale winery building
•Passive solar design and use of natural lighting reduces energy
•No energy cost for heating or cooling
•All gray water is recycled back into the vineyard soil
•On-site evapotranspiration sewer system
•Grape pomace recycled by composting or to a large dairy farm where it can be used
for feed
ECO-TOURISM / HOSPITALITY AWARD
Vineyard Team
EARTH DAY FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
•More than 200 producers of sustainably grown food and wine come together to create
local culinary delights
•Carbon footprint reduction- event bus transportation
•All the food served at the event is served on and with recyclable and compostable
plates and utensils
•This event’s goal is to make it a zero trash event and last year came to only 1.8 lbs of
trash for over 1000 attendees
GREEN GOVERNMENT AWARD
SLO County Air Pollution Control District
SLO County Air Pollution Control District:
Larry Allen
Aeron Arlin Genet
Meghan Field
Tim Fuhs
Gary Arcemont
•Local agency working to protect the health of over 269,000 county residents by
preserving food air quality
•Implement regulation and programs to reduce air pollution
•Installed drought resistant landscaping
•Solar panels are installed on the roof of the building
•APCD has 3 hybrid vehicles and has an electric vehicle charging station
GREEN GOVERNMENT AWARD – HONORABLE MENTION
SLO County Planning & Building
County of San Luis Obispo
Planning and Building Department
General Services Department
Board of Supervisors
•The County has been working to retrofit 30 or our buildings including lighting and HVAC
systems
•Developed a campaign on storm water pollution
•Marketing different energy efficiency programs and rebate opportunities for businesses
and residents
•Promoted a partnership with13 businesses throughout the County to display information
about less toxic pesticides products in their stores
GREEN HEALTHCARE AWARD
Ojai Hospital Community Memorial Health System
Ventura, CA
Community Memorial Health System
8,000 S.F.
Community Memorial Health System, Haady Lashkari, Owner
Rasmussen & Associates, Joe Panushka, Architect
Firmitas Architecture & Planning, Dave Intner, LEED Consultant
Nibecker & Associates, Don Nibecker, Mechanical Engineer
C. Hood & Associates, Craig Hood, Electrical Engineer
McGillivray Construction, Steve McGillivary, General Contractor
A.G. Mechanical Engineers, Richard Meyer, Commissioning
Perennial Designs, Sue Pollack, Interior Designer
•21% energy savings
•Water savings - 12,500 gallons per year
•Regional materials to support the local economy and reduce the amount of embodied
energy for transportation
•Selecting a location for the Center to minimize transportation impacts
GREEN OFFICE AWARD
AB Design Studio
Santa Barbara, CA
Clay Aurell and Josh Blumer
1,675 S.F. Office Remodel
•Practices strict recycling policies
•Downtown location provides access to nearby transportation hubs
•Cleans with environmentally friendly cleaning products that are consistent with Green
Seal standards
•Operable windows and drapes allows for employees to use and adjust passive heating
and cooling techniques
GREEN RETAIL AWARD
Avila Bay Athletic Club & Spa
•Replaced all lights with occupancy sensors, and compact fluorescents
•Installed low flow shower heads with shower minders that remind people how long they
have been running the water
•The club composts all the kitchen scraps, yard waste and paperwork shredding and
reduces annual waste by 60 %
•The janitorial staff reuses supplies and materials as much as possible to provide a healthy
environment
•For the pools, Jacuzzis and laundry the ozone equipment reduced their need for
chlorine in the pools by 50% and reduced the amount of energy, water, and chemicals
needed for doing laundry
GREEN SCHOOL AWARD
Oak Park Unified School District
Dennis Kuykendall, Balfour Beatty Construction Management
Tony Knight, Superintendent Oak Park Unified School District
•Cool roofs save $12,000
•Energy saving lights and energy efficient heating/air conditioning systems
•Solar panels provide power for the greenhouse and garden
•Bio-swale systems in the school parking lots to absorb rainwater run-off into an infiltration
system
•Water reduction - drought resistant landscaping
GREEN SCHOOL AWARD – HONORABLE MENTION
Besant Hill School
DOMU Architects, Laura Jones, Architect
Tod Cossairt, Sustainability Coordinator for School
Randy Bertin, Director
Happy Valley Foundation, Dr. James Sloss, Board of Trustees
2011 USGBC-C4 Green Award Press Release December 7, 2011 8
•Retrofitting waterless systems into our bathrooms conserves over an acre foot of fresh
water each year
•All new buildings on campus are passive solar heated and passively cooled by natural
ventilation
•Solar power parking canopy for shade is planned this year
•Uses of native plants, grasses an trees responds to the climate
•Edible landscaping encourages a connection to the site
HISTORIC PRESERVATION GREEN AWARD
Railroad Square, San Luis Obispo
Owner, Hamish Marshall, WestPac Development
Architect, George Garcia Garcia Architecture + Design
•Reused 90% or more of the existing building
•50% in construction waste reduction
•Mixed use development brought back life to historic neighborhood
INNOVATIVE ECO-DESIGN AWARD
Bordeau Wall Mount
Casey Scamara
•98% renewable materials
•All wastes were converted into other furniture and product samples
•100% post-consumer recycle materials
INNOVATIVE ECO-DESIGN AWARD – HONORABLE MENTION
Whisk Lamp
Dana Lee, Designer
•100% recycled materials
•100% reused materials
•Energy efficient lighting
2011 CENTRAL COAST GREEN AWARD SPONSORS
GREEN BUILDING PAGES
SAVINGS BY DESING
PACIFIC COAST BUSINESS TIMES
ECONOMIV VITALITY CORPORATION
2011 GREEN AWARDS JURY
Kathryn Arbeit - First Solar
Richard Beller, AIA, LEED AP
Kara Davis, AIA, LEED AP - Mainstreet Architects
Randy Dettmer, AIA, NCARB
Cynthia Grier - Ecologic Life
Rosemary Lieberman, LEED AP – SCE Savings By Design
Bruce Ray, Editor – SLO Tribune
Stacey White, AIA, LEED BD+C – MODE Associates
Patricia Wilmore, PG&E
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
C4 Green Awards Case Studies - www.usgbcc4.org
Or contact:
Marilyn Farmer, AIA, LEED AP
C4 2011 Green Awards Coordinator
Email: GreenAwards@usgbcc4.org
Tel: 805.544.6075