U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the recipients of its annual LEED Homes Awards, which recognizes projects, architects, developers and homebuilders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in the residential green building marketplace.
“Homes represent a critical piece of the buildings industry and our daily life,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “We applaud these amazing honorees for their significant contribution to greening the residential sector by implementing strategies that positively impact the environment and enhance the health and well-being of their occupants.”
The LEED Homes Award winners include multi-family, single-family and affordable housing projects and companies that are trailblazers in the residential sector and have prioritized incorporating sustainability within their projects in 2015. This year, for the first time, the awards also recognize the “LEED Homes Power Builders,” which USGBC developed to honor an elite group of developers and builders who have exhibited an outstanding commitment to LEED and the green building movement within the residential sector. In order to be considered as a Power Builder, developers and builders must have LEED-certified 90% of their homes/unit count built in 2015. Homes at any LEED certification level—certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum—were eligible for consideration.
LEED Homes Award Winners:
Project of the Year: The Woodlawn, Portland, Ore.
Outstanding Single-Family Project: The Taft School Faculty Residence, Watertown, Conn.
Outstanding Single-Family Builder: Frankel Building Group, Houston
Outstanding Affordable Builder: National Church Residence, Columbus, Ohio
Outstanding Affordable Project: Brookside Village Housing, Farmington, Maine
Outstanding Multifamily Project: Tilley Lofts, Watervliet, N.Y.
Outstanding Multifamily Developer: Forest City Realty Trust, Cleveland, Ohio
For more information, visit usgbc.org/homes.