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California college honored for its "livable" facility

The Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif., has won a Livable Buildings Award from the University of California, Berkeley's Center for the Built Environment. The center issued its first-ever livable buildings awards earlier this fall to honor facilities with outstanding resource efficiency, architectural design and occupant satisfaction. In bestowing the award, the center described the 22,000-square-foot Kirsch Center as a showcase for sustainability and energy innovation. Students pushed for solar energy, day lighting and ventilation, efficient heating and cooling, and the use of recycled, renewable and non-toxic materials.

To read more about winners of the 2007 Livable Buildings Awards, click here.

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