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Red Awards 2010

Most Sustainable Project 2010

Appaloosa Branch Library

Wide arrays of environmental designs and products for the Appaloosa Library have been submitted for LEED Gold certification. Formerly used to accommodate overflow parking for Rawhide, most of the site has been restored with native vegetation that includes transplanted cacti and trees salvaged from the old lot. Building materials were selected to reduce the heat island effect, and to make use of locally produced products. Building design includes locations for collecting recyclable materials to minimize garbage that needs to be transported to landfills. Additionally, 93% of construction waste materials were recycled. An interactive flat screen monitor placed in the lobby displays the real-time operation of various systems, including energy consumption and solar energy generation. It can also provide historical trends, as well as generate alarms or alerts under certain conditions.

Developer: City of Scottsdale
Contractor: Haydon Building Corp.
Architect: DWL Architects + Planners
Size: 21,242 SF
Location: 7377 E. Silverstone Dr., Scottsdale
Completed: September 2009

Honorable Mention: Flagstaff Courtyard by Marriott Most Sustainable Project 2010

Developer: The Summit Group
Contractor: Wespac Construction
Architect: Mind’s Eye Architecture
Size: 101,869 SF
Location: 2650 S. Beulah Blvd., Flagstaff
Completed: August 2009


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