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Buildings & Grounds Awards

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In addition to those listed below, the new Central Energy Facility has received numerous awards and accolades for its design and construction.


  • Best Practice Award for Overall Sustainable Design, for Stanford Redwood City from the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) (2019)
  • LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Platinum certification, for Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2). The first large-scale high-performance building at Stanford, Y2E2 received the highest rating awarded by the US Green Building Council. (2013)
  • Finalist, Green Enterprise IT Awards, Uptime Institute, for a case study of server consolidation at the Clark Center, one of the top five energy-consuming buildings on campus. The Clark Center IT group relocated servers from Clark, where research space is at a premium, to a new centralized data center, where servers can operate at much higher efficiencies. (2013)
  • First Place, ASHRAE Technology Award, for the Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2) in the new institutional building category (2011)
  • Design Award of Excellence, for Stanford Law School, William H. Neukom Building, Society of American Registered Architects (2011)
  • Green Project of the Year, for the Graduate School of Business’ Knight Management Center, Silicon Valley Business Journal (2010)
  • Best Green Building in the Bay Area, for Yang and Yamazaki Environment + Energy Building (Y2E2), San Francisco Business Times (2008)
  • Top Ten Green Projects, for the Carnegie Institution’s Global Ecology Research Center, American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (2007)
  • Leadership in Applying Green Building Design, for Stanford Dining, PG&E (2006)
  • Top Ten Green Projects, for Jasper Ridge Field Station, American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (2005)
  • Energy & Sustainability Award, for Jasper Ridge Field Station, American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (2005)

Land, Landscape, and Grounds

  • 2013 Tree Campus USA recognition, Arbor Day Foundation, for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation (2013)
  • Certificate of Recognition, for the student group SEEDS and its work to protect the fragile environment around Lagunita, Ecological Society of America (2012)
  • Merit Award, with Boora Architects, for the Science and Engineering Quad, Planning for a District or Campus Component, Society for College and University Planning (2010)
  • Preservation Design Award, for the Stanford Arizona Garden, California Preservation Foundation (2008)
  • Site Design for Storm Water Pollution Prevention, Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program (2007)
  • Governor’s Historic Preservation Award, for faculty houses project in the historic houses project category, State of California (2007)
  • Community Partnership Award, for oak tree planting for the second hundred years, California State Senate (2006)
  • Special Recognition, for oak reforestation project partnership, US Congress (2006) The project also received commendations from the State Assembly and Senate, and San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
  • Seismic Strengthening & Historic Restoration Award, National Trust for Historic Preservation (2001)
  • Design Award, for the stabilization and preservation of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hanna House, California Preservation Foundation (2001)
  • Merit Award, for the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation Plan, American Society of Landscape Architects (1999)
  • Merit Award, for the Palm Drive Restoration, American Society of Landscape Architects (1995)