Survey says: This is my fave building

The Livable Buildings Awards have been bestowed on three commercial buildings. In a twist, occupants ranked their buildings, thus selecting the awards.

11/02/2007


The University of California, Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment has awarded the first Livable Buildings Awards. The awards educate building owners and operators on how to adjust existing buildings, help engineers construct energy efficient plans, and gauge the performance of green building design elements. The award focuses on resource efficiency, architectural design, and occupant satisfaction.


The buildings were among the top 10 performers in the Center for the Built Environment’s Web-based Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality Survey, which gathered information from more than 38,000 individuals in more than 320 non-residential buildings in North America. The survey collects the occupant’s ratings of indoor environmental quality features such as thermal comfort, air quality, lighting, and spatial layout of office furnishings.

The 2007 Livable Buildings Award winners include the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Philip Merrill Environmental Center, Annapolis, Md.; Global Ecology Research Center for the Carnegie Institution of Washington at Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.; and the Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies at De Anza College, Cupertino, Calif. The seven-member jury of building industry leaders also selected two buildings for honorable mention, Donald Bren Hall, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.; and Flora Hewlett Foundation Building, Menlo Park, Calif.

For more information about the complete list of finalists and the occupant survey, click here





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