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Innovative buildings receive ASHRAE Technology Awards

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Five innovative buildings will receive ASHRAE Technology Awards at the 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference, which will take place on 23-27 January 2016 in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. The awards recognise outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building design incorporating ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and indoor air quality.


The five awarded buildings are the following:


Walgreens Net Zero Store


The owner of the store, Walgreen Co., a global retail pharmacy brand, set out with a vision to create a scalable retail building design that would serve as a showcase for innovative, sustainable and high performance design to sustainability, architecture, engineering and retail communities. The store is designed to achieve net zero energy use by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s most stringent definition of “renewable energy generated within the building footprint.”



DPR Construction’s San Francisco Net Positive Energy Office


DPR sought to lead by example and transform the building industry with its retrofitted net positive 22,000 square foot San Francisco office. The office demonstrates the potential of the capabilities of integrated, innovated and replicable design, reducing energy use and improving indoor environmental conditions while being cost-effective with today’s technologies.



Anne-Marie Edward Science Building – John Abbott College


The contemporary six-story facility demonstrates how humans are essential to environmental sustainability using applied knowledge and technology.



Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) Airport Pre-Conditioned Air


The Port’s Century Agenda sets a vision of reducing carbon emissions and air pollutants, increasing energy conservation, being socially and fiscally responsible and exceeding customer expectations. Its Pre-conditioned Air project is an important step in meeting an agenda objective of being the greenest, most energy efficient port in North America.



Stack House Apartments


The project includes two new multifamily buildings and one adaptive reuse of a historic building, which helped to retain some of the historical character of the neighborhood. The apartments are among the most energy efficient in the Pacific Northwest, with measured EUIs of 19.8 kBtu/square foot/year for the West Building and 27.1 kBtu/square foot/year for the Southeast Building.



For further information, please visit the relevant ASHRAE website.