Several builders, remodelers, and other home building industry professionals were honored Jan. 23 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 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.
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.