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The Energy in Design Award celebrates a commitment to energy reduction goals by awarding projects that demonstrate high-level energy performance, creative and innovative solutions toward energy efficiency, and exceptional design execution. 

We request that all entrants in the BUILT category submit energy use data in consideration of this award. We provide an easy-to-use tool, the Energy Calculator, to capture standard energy use information and measure the results against the Architecture 2030 targets. Each Built project is required to submit a completed Energy Calculator spreadsheet and related output, regardless of intent to achieve Architecture 2030 targets.

Energy data should be drawn from actual energy use measurements, such as utility bills. If actual usage data is not available, modeled performance may be submitted. If neither are available, submissions may be entered with code level targets. 

  • Download the Energy in Design Award Instructions here.
  • Download the Energy Calculator here.

Questions about the Energy in Design Award Calculator? 

September 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Attend a one hour demonstration / info session at the Center for Architecture and Design | 1010 Western Avenue, Seattle. 

Technical assistance "Office Hours" from the Integrated Design Lab will be available between 8:00 am Tuesday, September 19 and 5:00 pm Friday, September 22. During this technical assistance window, please e-mail Chris Meek or Michael Gilbride or call (206) 616-6566. 

For general questions about the Energy in Design Award, please contact AIA Seattle Professional Programs Manager Cassie Blair. 

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