27 Jan '14, 2pm

finally AIA will include sustainability as a criteria in honor awards

Many previous winners of AIA Institute Honor Awards have featured green attributes, but energy and water use data are now required submission criteria. By Candace Pearson Energy models indicated that Clemson University’s Lee Hall, an Honor Award recipient in 2013, would perform 50% better than a conventional building. Contestants submitting applications for 2015 will be required to provide similar energy use metrics for their projects. After decades of effort within the American Institute of Architects (AIA), sustainability metrics have now become required submission criteria for what many consider to be one of the highest recognitions in architecture—the annual AIA Institute Honor Awards. Submission guidelines for the 2015 awards will require projected energy and water use figures and a narrative describing the project’s sustainable features—both of which were only “recom...

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