Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Valley Forward presents awards for quality design, including historic preservation

[Source: Valley Forward] -- The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, Building B won top honors – the President’s Award – in Valley Forward’s 27th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards (EEA) program, Arizona’s oldest and most prestigious competition of its kind. Building B opened in 2006 and has also received the highest possible designation for environmentally friendly design and construction from the U.S. Green Building Council, marking the first time a building in Arizona has received platinum certification from the organization for "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" (LEED). Its companion facility, Building A, opened in 2004 and received LEED gold certifcation, as well as two Crescordias in Valley Forward's 2005 Environmental Excellence Awards. The two buildings were constructed separately, but are connected on all levels by glass walkways.

[Note: To read the full article, click here. Photo source: Biodesign Institute.]