|Single Family Residential- Ash + Ash (Hennebery Eddy Architects)|
The building profession discovered that building design not only has a significant impact on climate change emissions, but also provides a unique opportunity for climate protection as we create, re-create, and replace our building infrastructure.
Architecture 2030, in collaboration with AIA Portland and their Committee on the Environment (COTE) and the BetterBricks program of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, recently presented the annual 2030 Challenge Design Awards in recognition of design excellence towards meeting the 2030 Challenge reduction targets.
It has been seven interesting and challenging years since Ed Mazria formed Architecture 2030 and launched the provocative 2030 Challenge. The building profession discovered that building design not only has a significant impact on climate change emissions, but also provides a unique opportunity for climate protection as we create, re-create, and replace our building infrastructure. AIA Portland leads the nation, as the first and still only chapter to have integrated 2030 Challenge benchmarking into their Design Awards every year.
The following projects are winners of this year’s 2030 Challenge Design Awards:
Excellence: Single Family Residential – Ash + Ash (Hennebery Eddy Architects)
Excellence: Multi-Family Residential – Kiln Apartments (GBD Architects)
Excellence: Institutional – Central Oregon Community College Health Careers Center (YGH Architects)
Excellence: Office – Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building (SERA Architects
Ash + Ash (shown above) is a single family home on an infill site in Portland, Oregon. Certified LEED for Homes Platinum, the project incorporates a geo-exchange heat pump, under-floor radiant heating, triple glazing, LED lighting, exterior blinds to control heat gain, rainwater recovery providing potable water, and a 10 KW photovoltaic array.
Kiln Apartments (also in Portland) was designed with the aim of being the most energy efficient market-rate apartment building possible. Design strategies include a highly insulated envelope, triple glazing, wall-mounted radiant heaters served from solar thermal roof panels, and inset south facing windows with shading devices.
Multi-Family, Kilm Apartments (GBD Architects)
Central Oregon Community College Health Careers Center in Bend, Oregon is a 45,000 sf building that combines classrooms with therapy clinics for the community, and generates 75% fewer CO2 emissions than the average U.S. building of the same type and size.
Institutional – Central Oregon Community College Health Careers Center (YGH Architects)
|Office – Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building (SERA Architect)|
The Edith Green – Wendell Wyatt Federal Building is a remodel of a 1974 500,000 sf, 18-story office tower in downtown Portland. Work included replacing the uninsulated concrete exterior with a high performance curtain wall and installing a large roof canopy containing PV panels and rainwater collection system for toilet flushing and irrigation.
AIA Portland’s adoption of the 2030 Challenge design targets and its incorporation of the CO2 emissions calculations into the competition demonstrate an ongoing commitment to a low-carbon future and a step forward in understanding the full meaning of design excellence
Karen Schaaf ACP, GRI
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