Architecture 2030, in collaboration with AIA Portland and their Committee on the Environment (COTE) and the BetterBricks Initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, presented the first ever 2030 Challenge Design Awards in recognition of design excellence towards meeting the 2030 Challenge reduction targets. The awards were presented at Portland AIA COTE’s annual Green Champion Summit. Winners were selected from projects submitted for the AIA Portland’s 2010 Design Awards.
This year’s entries to the AIA Portland Design Awards included many excellent projects with projected energy usage that meets or exceeds the 2030 Challenge targets. In addition to reduced energy consumption, which is the hallmark of meeting the 2030 Challenge, submissions were required to include a calculation of operational carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions- building on the previous two years when the calculations were optional. For the general Design Awards, jurors were made aware of these CO2 calculations so to consider them along with other design elements.
The following Portland 2030 Challenge Design Awards were presented at Portland AIA COTE’s annual Green Champion Summit:
As Built Category Winner:
Opsis Architecture for Hood River Middle School
As Built Category Runner-Up:
Hennebery Eddy Architects for Willamette University Ford Hall
As Designed Category Winner:
SERA Architects for Edith Green/Wendell Wyatt Federal Building
As Designed Category Runner Up:
Hennebery Eddy Architects for PCC Newberg Center
AIA Portland’s adoption of the 2030 Challenge design targets and its incorporation of the CO2 emissions calculations into the competition demonstrate a commitment to a low-carbon future and step forward in understanding the full meaning of design excellence.
Architecture 2030 looks forward to seeing all AIA components adopt 2030 Challenge targets as part of their competitions.