The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the winners of its annual LEED for Homes Awards. The LEED for Homes Awards honor developers, homebuilders and projects that have exhibited leadership and innovation in residential single-, multi-family and affordable green building.
As a leading program for the sustainable construction, design and operation of green buildings, the LEED program has nearly 196,500 residential units currently participating globally, 43 percent of which are considered to be affordable housing. Of those participating, more than 82,000 projects have received LEED for Homes certification. The largest number of participants can be found in Canada, the United States and Saudi Arabia. U.S. leaders in LEED-certified residential units are California and Texas.
In the past year the LEED for Homes program has flourished and realized a significant rise in the number of applications submitted. The applications are reviewed by an independent panel of judges.
Winners for this year include:
Outstanding Commitment to LEED: Gerding Edlen, Portland, Ore.
Outstanding Affordable Developer: NeighborWorks Umpqua, Roseburg, Ore.
Outstanding Affordable Project: Star Apartments, Skid Row Housing Trust, Los Angeles, Calif.
Outstanding Single-Family Home of the Year: Smith Residence, Mokulua High Performance Builder, Kailua, Hawaii.
Outstanding Multifamily Project: 888 North San Mateo Drive, Sares Regis Group of Northern California (SRGNC), San Mateo, Calif.
Outstanding Multifamily Builder: The Dinerstein Companies (TDC), Houston, Texas
Project of the Year: Paseo Verde, Jonathan Rose Companies / APM, Philadelphia, Pa.
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