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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its annual LEED Homes Awards, which recognizes projects, architects, developers and homebuilders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in the residential green building marketplace.
The LEED Homes Award recipients include multi-family, single-family and affordable housing projects and companies that are trailblazers in the residential sector and have prioritized incorporating sustainability within their projects in 2016.
“Homes provide more than just shelter. As demonstrated by the slate of LEED Homes award recipients, LEED homes improve the health and wellbeing of the occupants while saving energy, environmental resources and money,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC.
In order to be considered as a LEED Homes Power Builder, developers and builders must have LEED-certified 90 percent of their homes/unit count built in 2016. Homes at any LEED certification level—Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum—are eligible for consideration.
LEED Homes Award Recipients:
Project of the Year: Hassalo on Eighth, Portland, Oregon.
Outstanding Single-Family Project: Right Sized Passive Home, Oak Park, Illinois.
Outstanding Single Family Developer: (Tie) John Marshall Custom Homes, Davidson, North Carolina. and Koral and Gobuty Development Co,LLC., Bradenton, Florida.
Outstanding Multi-Family Project: Arete, Kirkland, Washington.
Outstanding Multi-Family Developer: AMLI Residential – Dallas; Austin; Sunrise, Florida; Chicago.
Outstanding Affordable Project: Prospect Plaza Site One, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Outstanding Affordable Developer Builder / Developer: Habitat for Humanity, Kent County, Mich.
Additionally, over 20 companies received the LEED Homes Power Builders. This award represents a company that also won a LEED Homes Award.
To read a full write up on each award winner, visit the US Green Building Council’s website.