Case Studies
Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies

Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH

William McDonough + Partners
Kevin Burke


Contact: Kevin Burke
(434) 979-1111

Winner of 2002 Top Ten Green Projects. Designed as a restorative, and a net-energy exporter, the lighting and ventilation enhance the two story atrium.
Bicentennial Hall Science Building

Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT


Contact: Middlebury College

Campus building for labs, classrooms, offices and a library. Used 125,000+ boardfeet of FSC Certified wood, native to Vermont. The design of the labs increases the flexibility by 3 compared to generic lab design.
CK Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research

University of
British Columbia,
Vancouver, BC

Matsuzaki Wright Architects

Contact: University of British Columbia
(604) 685-3117

LEED highlighted for Innovative Wastewater Technologies. Building has toilets composting toilets that function without water and transform human wastes into compost that is applied to the site landscape. Liquid waste is directed through a simulated wetland system.
Camp Arroyo

Livermore, CA

Siegel & Strain Architects

Contact: Henry Siegel
(510) 457-8092

Winner of 2002 AIA Top Ten Green Projects. Design is used for middle school aged children and ill children, building was designed with bathhouses made of stabilized earth and straw-bale for dining hall. Solar panels for water heating and backup radiant heat. Operable clerestory windows used to keep cool. Biological wastewater treatment system.
Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

U.C. Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA


(805) 893-4339

A LEED Gold Pilot Project, houses campus facilites including research labs, teaching labs, and offices. Listed as Case Study in LEED v.2 References for Erosion and Sedimentation Control and Systems Controls.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Pittsburgh, PA

Gardner + Pope Architects

Contact: Gardner + Pope
(412) 460-FOOD

LEED Silver Pilot Project. Recognized for Recycled Content and IAQ management during construction. Recycled materials include reinforcing steel, structural stee, metal framing, ceramic tile flooring, sheet flooring, asphalt paving, gypsum wall board, celing grid and tiles, and toilet partitions.
Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities

Ankeny, IA

RDG Bussard Dikis

Contact: Kevin R. Nordmeyer, AIA
(515) 288-3141

Winner of 2002 AIA Top Ten Green Projects. Building uses 48% less energy than a conventional design, also uses 98% daylight, has geothermal heat and cooling system, can see outside of building from anywhere in the building.
King Street Center

Seattle, WA

Contact info. being updated

LEED recognized for Water Use Reduction, an office building that houses several departments of county government. designed to collect rainwater and store in tanks.
Puget Sound Environmental Learning Center

Seattle, WA

Bert Gregory, AIA

Contact: Bert Gregory
(206) 623-7005

Winner of 2002 AIA Top Ten Green Projects Award. Wastewater is treated on site and reused, rainwater in collected for irrigation and other uses. Photovoltaic cells profice more then half of the power , rooftop solar hot water panels reduce hot water demand by fifty percent., ventilation replaces air conditioning, high-efficiency flourescent lighting with photocells reduces energy use.
Tufts University

Boston, MA

Contact: Tufts University
(617) 628-5000

Tufts University, and fifty-six college presidents in New Jersey have decided to meet or exceed the Kyoto Protocol and lauched a ÒCool Planet, Clean Air" initiative with an alliance of New England Colleges and Universities. They are working with Oberlin college and the Rocky Mountain Institute to become climatically neutral by 2020.
U.S. Navy Energy Showcase,
Building 850

Port Hueneme, CA

CTG Energetics
Malcolm Lewis, PE

Contact: Malcom Lewis
(949) 790-0010

2002 winner of AIA Top Ten Green Projects. Building was designed with grey water systems, sustainable landscape, photovoltaic power generation, natural ventilation, indoor air quality monitoring and extensive use of recycled building materials.

UNM Children's Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

Studio Southwest

2101 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Tel 505 843 9639 

The UNM Hospital Barbara + Bill Richardson Pavilion (BBRP) is a 495,000 s.f. addition to the University Hospital complex. The project is focused on a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital, New Emergency Department and New Critical Care/I.C.U. Department and associated support spaces. The building incorporates the blending of the cultural themes of the people of NM reflected in the craftsmanship, materiality and artistry of the design. On the interior, cultural referencing includes themes with icons on each floor that celebrate creation myths /cycle of life of people and place.


LATICRETE 9235 Waterproofing Membrane - Greenguard Certified

LATICRETE Hydro Ban - Greenguard Certified

Waldorf School

P.O. Box 715
Carbondale, CO 81623

Solar Energy International

Contact: Priscilla Dickenson
(970) 963-1960

This company has an essay in the Sustainable Architecture White Pages: A Passive Solar, Straw Bale School. Solar Heated, naturally lit school built from bales of straw. Featured on EcoBuilders website.
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