HGA Selected for 7x7x7 Design Energy Water Initiative


HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA), an integrated architecture, engineering and planning firm, has been selected to participate in the 7x7x7 Design Energy Water initiative created by the Division of the State Architect (DSA). 7x7x7 engaged seven noted architectural firms to develop seven case studies in sustainable school design, for seven representative school campuses. This aspirational initiative aims to change the way people think about energy conservation and find innovative ways to improve the built environment while simultaneously greening California's aging school facilities with design concepts that will reduce energy and water consumption at campuses across California. 

Conceptual case studies were completed by each architecture firm for their assigned public school and will be presented to California legislators, local professionals, education leaders and the office of California Gov. Jerry Brown, at 7x7x7's Call to Action event on Feb. 23 in Sacramento at the Crest Theatre. The goal of 7x7x7 is to show the need for not only incorporating sustainability into design and construction of new school buildings, but also leveraging the thousands of existing school buildings to make them more water and energy efficient.