GREEN BUILDING INITIATIVE™ HONORS STANFORD STUDENT PROJECT AT EPA EVENT
Project Recognized by Non-Profit for Innovative Sustainable Commercial Design Proposal
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 5, 2006) — The Green Building Initiative (GBI) recently recognized a team of Stanford University students and professors for their sustainable design proposal entitled the "Green Dorm project" during the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) second annual People, Prosperity, Planet (P3) award ceremony in Washington, DC. The proposal was chosen as the "Most Innovative Sustainable Commercial Design Project" by the GBI.
The proposal included faculty, students and invited professionals from Stanford, all of whom contributed to the development of the initial vision for an "evolving, influential, flexible, and desirable" living and learning facility for the university's campus.
"While reviewing the many amazing proposals, we found that the Green Dorm was most in line with the GBI's goals to promote credible and practical green building methods," said Vicki Worden, GBI Commercial Programs. "We were most impressed by the commitment of the proposal team to utilize the integrated design process, which we think is critical to develop more energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally-friendly buildings."
Worden helped judge the projects along with Jiri Skopek, GBI Technical Advisor, AA Dip., OAA, and Harvey Bryan, Ph.D., professor of building sciences at Arizona State University and a member of the Green Building Initiative board of directors.
The award was part of the EPA's National Sustainable Design Expo, an event that showcases projects focused on green building, alternative fuel technologies and other environmentally-progressive ideas.
For their efforts, the team from Stanford University was granted a $1,000 award from the GBI to further its work. For more information about the GBI and Green Globes, visit www.thegbi.org.
ABOUT THE GREEN BUILDING INITIATIVE: The mission of the Green Building Initiative is to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches. A not-for-profit education initiative, the GBI is supported by a broad cross section of organizations and individuals with an interest in residential and commercial construction. For more information on the Green Building Initiative, please visit www.thegbi.org.