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

CoreNet Global joined for the sixth consecutive year with the American Institute of Architects and the International Interior Design Association to present the annual Sustainability Leadership Award for Design and Development at the CoreNet Global Summit San Diego on 6 May 2008.

2008 Winners at San Diego Summit
2008 Sustainable Leadership in Design and Development award winners (left to right): Paul Eagle, Perkins+Will; Paula Vaughn, Perkins+Will; Dave Jellison, Liberty Property Trust; Mitchell Sawasy, Rothenberg Sawasy Architects; Steve McCollom, Gary Lee Partners; Ray Dunn, Tandus; Roy Cloudsdale, Johnson Controls Inc.; Rick Boyink, PeopleCube; and Prentice Knight, CoreNet Global. David Brems, GSBS Architects, not shown.

There were 37 nominations for the 2008 award, exemplifying the awareness and use of sustainable practices by corporations and their service providers.

Joining Mike Napier of Shell, Lead for the Sustainability Task Force, in the awards presentation were Steve McCollom of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Advisory Group and Mitchell Sawasy, President of the International Interiors Design Association (IIDA).

Three winners were announced:

Award Judges
A group of leading industry professionals served on the Award Steering Committee and as judges.

Nick Axford, Ph.D., Head, Research and Consulting Department, CB Richard Ellis
Holley Henderson, IIDA, LEED AP, Principal, H2EcoDesign
Gail Lindsey, FAIA. LEED AP Principal, Design Harmony
Richard Logan, AIA, Gensler, retired
Mike Napier, Head of Real Estate, Shell International
Sanford "Sandy" Smith, Manager, Corporate Manager, Real Estate and Facilities, Toyota Motor Sales USA
Ken Wilson, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, Principal, Envision Design

For Achievement in Design in
Not-For-Profit Organizations:
GSBS Architects with the Escalante National Monument
GSBS architects worked on the Escalante Science Center (ESC) project keeping sustainable innovation at the very core of the design. The building is LEED Gold Certified and one of the first to be labeled "zero carbon." The facility employs a number of measures to reduce energy use, including evaporative cooling and radiant heating.

The building utilizes local materials and labor. The building is a learning tool showcasing sustainable design. The building harvests rain and daylight, houses a photovoltaic array and is powered 100% by wind. Accepting the award today was David Brems, FAIA, Architect, GSBS Architects.

For Achievement in Development in
For-Profit Organizations:
Perkins+Will on their Sustainable Design Initiative (SDI) Strategic Plan and the Green Operations Plan
When Perkins+Will began applying LEED to projects, they realized it wasn't enough to make the significant positive impact that they wanted. Combining the knowledge from the firm's thought leaders with the passion of their 1300-person staff, sustainable design has become part of the corporate culture. This cultural shift has been accomplished by crafting two living documents that codified goals and tactics: the Sustainable Design Initiative (SDI) Strategic Plan and the Green Operations Plan. The successful implementation of these measurable strategies has made Perkins+Will a primary industry leader of sustainable design, in practice and in operations. Accepting the award today were Paula Vaughn, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate and Co-Chair, Sustainable Design Initiative, Perkins+Will and Greg Williams, RA, Principal, Perkins+Will.

For Achievement in Design in For-Profit Organizations:
Liberty Property Trust presenting JohnsonDiversey, Inc.
Liberty Property Trust broke ground on the $21 million warehouse and distribution center for JohnsonDiversey, Inc. in Sturtevant, Wisconsin and created the largest green distribution building in the United States. The project, which was completed in 2007 on time and on budget, achieved LEED Gold certification and continues to be a "classroom" for high performance warehouse construction to architects and distributors nationwide. In 2006 it received the "Green Build" Award" from the USGBC for being the first building to incorporate LEED NC (New Construction) and LEED EB (Existing Buildings) in the same process. Accepting the award today was Dave Jellison, VP & City Manage, Minnesota Office, Liberty Property Trust.

Thanks to Our Award Sponsors
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