The National Association of Home Builders honored 15 builders, remodelers and other industry professionals for their green initiatives and projects at the association’s recent annual conference.
The awards capped the events at the 12th annual NAHB National Green Building Conference in Raleigh, N.C., which brought together more than 1,300 industry professionals.
“With these awards, we recognize the leaders of this industry,” said NAHB Chairman Bob Jones. “These builders, remodelers, developers, and green advocates have blazed a path in sustainable construction—and we’re all the better for it.”
Individual Project Awards
Four single-family home projects were honored as Projects of the Year:
• Custom/Luxury: Charity Works Greenhouse, designed by Cunningham/Quill Architects, Washington, D.C.
• Custom/Affordable: The Cottage, a project by J.R. Construction Building & Design LLC, Petoskey, Mich.
• Production/Luxury: Model NOMG4, a home in Marietta, Ga., constructed by New World Homes.
• Production/Affordable: Rosewood Hills, from Mungo Construction LLC, Columbia, S.C.
Two multifamily projects were also honored:
• Luxury: Circle at Concord Mills, Concord, N.C. Developed by Crescent Resources LLC, Washington, D.C.
• Affordable: Wingate Manor, an apartment complex in Shiloh, Ill., developed by Gundaker Commercial Group.
Other awards included:
• Green Development of the Year: Fishhawk Ranch, a residential subdivision in Lithia, Fla., developed by Newland Communities.
• Green Remodeling Project of the Year and Green Remodeling Advocate of the Year: Remodeler Philip Beere, Green Street Development, Phoenix.
• Builder Advocate of the Year: Michael Chandler, Chandler Design-Build, Chapel Hill, N.C.
• Corporate Advocate of the Year: Pardee Homes, Los Angeles.
• Individual Advocate of the Year: John Barrows, Wainscott, N.Y.
• State/Local Government Advocate of the Year: Platte County, Mo., for its innovative green incentive programs.
In addition, the Home Builders Association of Delaware Green Building Council was named the New Green Building Program of the Year, while the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.-area Green Home Builders of the Triangle, hosts of this year’s conference events, was named Program of the Year.
Sponsored by Broan-NuTone, Dow Building Solutions and Mohawk Industries, this year’s event was emceed by Michele Myers, a founding member of both the Green Home Builders of the Triangle and the state green building council.
“We look for inspiration from the winners of the NAHB National Green Building Awards,” Myers told attendees. “Whether they are honored for exceptional design, innovative technique, or their excellent advocacy efforts, tonight’s winners are helping all of us toward a greener future.”