Los Angeles Community College District, Audubon Society Headquarters, Among Top Award Winners for Excellence in Sustainability
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Los Angeles Community College District, Audubon Society Headquarters, Among Top Award Winners for Excellence in Sustainability

Ryan Mitchell

Press Release
April 27, 2009

CoreNet Global, AIA and IIDA Announce Winners of 6th Annual Sustainability Leadership Award for Design & Development

DALLAS – 27 April 2009 – For almost a decade the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) has neen leading the green revolution thanks to a multi-billion dollar Sustainable Building Program, which will deliver approximately 90 new green buildings through its nine community college locations. The LACCD is among the winners of the 6th annual Sustainability Leadership Award for Design and Development announced today at the CoreNet Global Summit in Dallas.

This yearʼs group of international nominees along with their service providers give a 360-degree view of the projects at hand, beginning with their own internal practices. Once again, these projects transcend standard LEED™ certification, looking even deeper into the theme of environmental and social sustainability. “From under flooring and green HVAC to cutting edge buildings and revamped internal initiatives, this yearʼs nominees have managed to keep the sustainable building and design world hungry for more in light of such economic peril,” commented CoreNet Global Chairman Mark Tamburro. Joining Tamburro, Vice President of Workplace Resources at Nokia, in the awards presentation was CoreNet Global CEO Dr. Prentice Knight.

Five winners were announced:

For Achievement in Design in For-Profit Organizations:

Woods Bagot: Eversheds, One Wood Street, London

The Eversheds project challenges conventional office configuration through the integrated development of a new “hybrid studio” brought derived from two directions: 1. Innovation sustainable heating/cooling solutions with multiservice chilled beams, and, 2. Analyzing and challenging cellular office arrangements for a new generation of staff. This combination of innovative workplace strategies, advanced technologies, environmental stewardship driven from the young graduates and change management, allowed Eversheds to elevate their leased base building from a “very good” to an “excellent” BREEAM rating. This reinvention of the environment allows Eversheds to meet the increasing demands for flexibility and efficiency in our rapidly globalizing economy.