2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Green Building

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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Green Building

2019 Best of Design Award for Green Building: Galenas Medical Cannabis Cultivation Facility
Designer: Urban Green Design
Location: Akron, Ohio

The Galenas Medical Cannabis Cultivation Facility is a pharmaceutical-grade environment that meets highly technical specifications and a holistic sustainable design that enhances its community. The structure emphasizes passive design, integrates all systems to maximize efficiencies, is designed to achieve LEED Platinum, and creates a renewable energy ready–facility that incorporates a full-roof photovoltaic array to achieve net-zero energy. Prefabricated construction and segmentation of the programmed spaces improve operational efficiencies and performance. The $3 million, 10,000-square-foot building provides a better quality product with greater yields, using 90 percent less water and 35 percent less energy than other cannabis facilities, while the aesthetics brand the facility as a flagship for the company.

MEP Engineer: Engineered Building Systems
Structural Engineer: Van Deurzen and Associates
Civil Engineer: Infrastructure and Development Engineering
General Contractor: Summit Construction
Director of Cultivation: Alexander Jones

Honorable Mentions

Project Name: 370 Jay Street, New York University
Designer: Mitchell Giurgola

a stairwell inside of an office buidling
Green Building: Honorable Mention: 370 Jay Street, New York University (Courtesy Mitchell Giurgola)

Project Name: Tree Pittsburgh Headquarters
Designer: GBBN

a bird's eye view of building near a river
Green Building: Honorable Mention: Tree Pittsburgh Headquarters (Courtesy GBBN)

Editors’ Picks

Project Name: Greenport Passive House
Designer: The Turett Collaborative

Project Name: Marvin Gaye Recreation Center
Designer: ISTUDIO Architects