Several builders, remodelers and other home building industry professionals were honored yesterday as winners of the National Green Building Awards given by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The awards were presented during the International Builders' Show (IBS) in Las Vegas.
Each year, NAHB recognizes individuals, companies and organizations for excellence in residential green design and construction practices and for green building program and advocacy efforts. The awards were presented during the Eco-Disco, a special networking and awards event held during Green Day at IBS, a day featuring education sessions, special events and product and home tours on green building.
"This year's winners are particularly impressive," said NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. "All of those honored have shown superior dedication and leadership to the mission of sustainable and eco-friendly living."
Individual Project Awards
Three single-family home projects were honored:
- The New Edition at Damonte Ranch, Reno, Nev., for Project of the Year: Single-family, Small Volume
- Persimmon - Willis Ranch, San Antonio, Texas, for Project of the Year: Single-family, Production
- Maryland Green Designer Show Home, Gambrills, Md., for Project of the Year: Single-family, Custom
One remodeling project and one multifamily project were also honored:
- Finding Paradise on Picardy, Raleigh, N.C., for Project of the Year: Remodel
- Seabourn Cove, Boynton Beach, Fla., for Project of the Year: Multifamily Green Building Advocacy Awards
Five awards were given to individuals or organizations for their efforts in green building advocacy:
- Dan Wise, Wise Construction, Boalsburg, Pa., for Advocate of the Year: Builder
- Paul Sullivan, The Sullivan Company, Inc. Newton, Mass., for Advocate of the Year: Remodeler
- Drew Smith, Two Trails, Sarasota, Fla., for Advocate of the Year: Individual
- Maryland Residential Green Building Council, for Advocate of the Year: Group
- Build San Antonio Green, for Advocate of the Year: State/Local Government
Laclede Gas Company of St. Louis, Mo., was also named the Utility Partner of the Year for its dedication to high-performance building, the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard and education at the local and national level.
Additional information about the National Green Building Awards can be found at www.nahb.org/greenbuildingawards.
The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.