CoreNet announces winners of 4th Annual Sustainability Leadership Award for Design & Development

On Monday, 30 April, 2007, CoreNet Global joined for the fourth consecutive year with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) to present the annual Sustainability Leadership Award for Design and Development at the CoreNet Global Summit Denver.

There were a record number of 60 nominations for the 2007 award, signifying the dramatic increase in the awareness and use of sustainable practices by corporations and their service providers.

"Sustainability – when applied at its optimal level – is really an integrated set of practices, policies and products across the supply chain . . . another version of the People, Planet and Profit theme," commented CoreNet Global Chairman Mark Golan. "The entire field of nominees reflects the true influence and impact that corporate real estate and the workplace together can have on sustainability."

Winners of the 2007 Sustainability Leadership Awards at the CoreNet Global Summit in Denver.

Joining Golan, Vice President, Internet Solutions Group, Connected Real Estate, for Cisco Systems, Inc., in the awards presentation were Alexander Thome of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Elise Shapiro of the International Interiors Design Association (IIDA).

Five winners and two special recognitions were announced:

For Achievement in Sustainable Design Collaboration:

GSBS and BIG-D Construction
GSBS architects and Big-D construction, Salt Lake, Utah, masterfully converted the historic 1922 Art Deco style Fuller Paint Company warehouse into a modern office space. The team skillfully led the renovation to obtain both LEED® certification from the US Green Building Council and admission to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Accepting the award was: Dale Barreth, USBS PC.

For Achievement in Not-For-Profit Organizations:

DMJM architects, Los Angeles, and the Rand Corporation, a non-profit policy research institute in San Monica, teamed up to create Rand's new corporate headquarters – the first since the original was built 50 years before. Housing nearly three-quarter's of RAND's entire workforce, the new 310,000-squarefoot facility provides workspace for 1,100 employees. The building earned the coveted LEED® Gold Rating from the US Green Building Council. Accepting the award were Kelly Olson and Ellyn Wulfe, both representing DMJM Design.

For Achievement in the category of Large Corporations:

The Hearst Corporation with Tishman Speyer Properties for the new Hearst Tower
in New York City

The Hearst Tower is a sustainability supply chain success story linking the corporate client to an effective collaboration with development, design, construction, workplace, brokerage, advisory and economic development partners. The 46-story high rise is benefiting the company, employees and New York, having been described as the city's first major new landmark of the 21st century by Time magazine. The tower was designed by Lord Norman Foster. Accepting the award were: Brian Schwagerl, Vice President of Corporate Real Estate, The Hearst Corporation, and Steve Grant, Managing Director for Tishman Speyer.

For Achievement in the category of Public Sector and Government:

The U.S. General Services Administration for its new San Francisco high-rise office complex
The U.S. General Services Administration worked with the City of San Francisco to select a site for a new sustainable high-rise federal office building at the fringe of a challenged urban neighborhood. The 18-story finished product "challenges ideas of what a government high-rise should look like – its humane design is green and dazzling," as described by the San Francisco Chronicle. At $144-million, it cost only $242 per square foot and was designed by architect Thom Mayne. Accepting the award for the GSA team were: Jeff Neely, Assistant Regional Administrator, Public Buildings Service Pacific Rim R

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