2016 USGBC LEED Homes Award Winners

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The USGBC has just announced the recipients of its LEED Homes Awards.

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2016 USGBC LEED Homes Award Winners The USGBC has just announced the recipients of its LEED Homes Awards. This annual award recognises projects, architects, developers and homebuilders who have demonstrated their prowess in the residential green building marketplace.

Implementing strategies that positively impact the environment and enhance the health and well-being of their occupants are what Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair of the USGB sees as the outstanding strengths of the 2016 recipients of the LEED Homes Awards.

Homes at any LEED certification level - certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum - were eligible for consideration, and the winners include multi-family, single-family and affordable housing projects and sustainable homebuilders of projects completed within 2015.  

The results are also remarkable in terms of the aesthetic and are proof positive of the spread of environmental awareness in the world of homebuilding. Encouraging signs, and the figures indicate an ever-increasing “green” trend. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Homes was created as recently as 2008, and a recent study showed a year-over-year growth of 24.5 percent, with more than 1.2 million residential units currently participating in the process to become certified, which includes multiple on-site inspections and diagnostic tests.

This year's winners are:
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, Texas
Outstanding Affordable Builder: National Church Residence, Columbus, Ohio
Outstanding Affordable Project: Brookside Village Housing, Farmington, Maine
Outstanding Multifamily Project: Tilley Lofts, Watervliet, NY
Outstanding Multifamily Developer: Forest City Realty Trust, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio

And for the first time, this year the awards also recognise the “LEED Homes Power Builders”. These are developers and builders who have exhibited an outstanding commitment to LEED and the green building movement and must have LEED-certified 90 percent of their homes/unit count built in 2015.  This award was won by 25 recipients, including four chapters of Habitat for Humanity.

Christiane Bürklein
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2016 USGBC LEED Homes Awards
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