Several builders, remodelers and other home building industry professionals were honored last night as winners of the annual NAHBGreen Awards given by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The awards were presented at a gala event hosted by actor, motivational speaker and Veterans’ housing advocate J.R. Martinez 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 NAHBGreen Awards represent the best of the best in green building practices and advocacy efforts, and this year’s group of winners is particularly impressive,” said NAHB Chairman Rick Judson, a home builder from Charlotte, N.C. “The demand for green building is growing exponentially, and these honorees are a great example of what can be accomplished in terms of sustainable and energy-efficient building practices.”
The Green Advocate awards category honors those groups and individuals who have demonstrated unique dedication to informing and inspiring others on the benefits of green building for homeowners and for the planet. The Green Project Awards category highlights those projects showcasing outstanding application of green techniques and technologies to a variety of project types. All projects are scored to the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard to establish the relative sustainability of each, and then judged on other merits such as green innovation and design.
This year’s NAHBGreen Awards winners are:
Single-family home projects were honored in four categories:
• Project of the Year: Single-family – Production: Alessandria – Reserve at Old Fredericksburg, Boerne, Texas, Imagine Homes, San Antonio, Texas
• Project of the Year: Single-family – Small Volume: Imery Group’s ProudGreenHome, Chattahoochee, Hills, Ga., Imery Group, Athens, Ga.
• Project of the Year: Single-family Custom: The Performance House, Old Greenwich, Conn., Preferred Builders, Inc., Riverside, Conn.
• Project of the Year: Single-family – Affordable: Affordable Coastal Cottage, Bay St. Louis, Mo., Habitat for Humanity Bay Waveland Area, Inc. Bay St. Louis, Mo.
Green Site Development projects were honored in two categories:
• Project of the Year: Green Site Development – Single-family Detached: Rivera Greens, Buffalo, N.Y., Natale Building Corp., Clarence, N.Y.
• Project of the Year: Green Site Development – Multifamily/Mixed Use: Emory Point Phase 1, Atlanta, Ga. Gables, Residential, Atlanta, Ga.
One remodeling project and multifamily projects in two categories were also honored:
• Project of the Year: Remodel- Preserving Our Environmental Heritage in Heritage Hills, Paradise Found Construction, Cary, N.C., Balfour Beatty Communities and Balfour Beatty Construction, Newtown Square, Pa.
• Project of the Year: Multifamily, Low-Rise – Four Stories or Less: Fort Bliss Family Housing Emerald Homes, Fort Bliss, Texas, Balfour Beatty Communities and Balfour Beatty Construction, Newtown Square, Penn.
• Project of the Year: Multifamily, High Rise – Five Stories or More: Arbor House, Bronx, N.Y., Blue Sea Development Company, LLC, N.Y.
Green Building Advocacy Awards
Finally, three awards were given to individuals or organizations for their outstanding efforts in green building advocacy:
• Advocate of the Year: Builder: Martha Rose, Martha Rose Construction, Inc., Seattle, Wash.
• Advocate of the Year: Group: Build San Antonio Green, San Antonio, Texas,
• Advocate of the Year: Individual: Brian Baker, Baker Development Group, LLC, Orefield, Pa.
The NAHBGreen Awards are open to both NAHB members and non-members. For additional information on the awards, visitwww.nahb.org/greenbuildingawards.