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USGBC Announces LEED Home Awards

Thursday, June 28, 2018

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The U.S. Green Building Council recently celebrated the winners of the 2017 LEED Homes Awards, an honor given to projects, architects, developers and homebuilders innovating in the residential green building market.

Recipients of the honor include multifamily, single-family and affordable housing projects, as well as companies that innovated sustainability methods for residential spaces in 2017. Individual categories include: project of the year, outstanding single-family project, outstanding single-family developer, outstanding multi-family project, outstanding multi-family developer, outstanding affordable project and outstanding affordable developer/builder.

Homes Awards

The House at Cornell Tech, located in Roosevelt Island, New York, won the Project of the Year award; the House is a 26-story LEED Platinum apartment building for students, staff and faculty, using 60 to 70 percent less energy than the average of a similarly sized building.

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The House at Cornell Tech, located in Roosevelt Island, New York, won the Project of the Year award, a 26-story LEED Platinum apartment building for students, staff and faculty; the structure uses 60 to 70 percent less energy than the average of a similarly sized typical building.

The Outstanding Single-Family Project award went to the Historic District Infill Home, in Decatur, Georgia—a 100 percent electric home built and owned by SK Collaborative principal Carl Seville, and is LEED Platinum-certified.

Maracay Homes, in Scottsdale, Arizona, took home the award for Outstanding Single-Family Developer, a business that has spent the last 25 years building more than 9,000 homes for families across Phoenix and Tucson.

The Outstanding Multi-Family Project award went to PassiveTown Phase 3 of Building K, in Kurobe, Japan, a LEED Platinum, low-rise, multifamily residence and the first LEED for Homes project in Japan, constructed by YKK Fudosan Co.

The Hudson Companies Inc., based out of New York City, stood out as the Outstanding Multi-Family Developer; the company was started in 1986, and remains focused on urban development in the New York metropolitan area, striving to green building standards such as LEED. The company has 3,500 housing units completed and nearly 5,000 additional units in predevelopment or construction.

Phase one of Crescent Crossings, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, won the Outstanding Affordable Project award, a collaboration between JHM Financial Group, Crosskey Architects and Viking Construction to create durable housing with low utility bills; the first phase of the four-part project achieved LEED Platinum in 2017, and there are hopes that the project will help foster a safe, vibrant community.

The Outstanding Affordable Developer Builder/Developer award went to Phoenix-based Native American Connections, an entity that provides affordable housing, and is known for incorporating LEED into its work.

“We believe that all buildings, especially homes, should be green," said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of USGBC and GBCI. "LEED-certified homes enhance the health and well-being of occupants by providing clean indoor air and incorporating safe building materials to ensure comfort and safety, and they are designed to save critical resources, use less energy and water and save money.”

The LEED Homes Awards showcase the most inspired and efficient practices in the residential green building movement. These leaders show what it means to create a home that balances aesthetic appeal with real human and environmental needs.”


Tagged categories: Awards and honors; Color + Design; Green building; Latin America; LEED; Residential Construction; U.S. Green Building Council

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