Jacobs Hall honored as a top green building

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Jacobs Hall

The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley has been named one of the nation’s top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment.

The 24,000-square-foot building, which opened last year, was recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE).  

“It Is devoted to introducing sustainable design innovation at the core of university life,” wrote COTE in announcing the awards. “It is designed as both a collaborative, project-based educational space and a symbol to the region of the university’s commitment to sustainable innovation, modeling high-density/low-carbon living and learning by reducing energy use 90 percent below the  national baseline.”

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