LEED for Homes Award Winners

January 14, 2011

LEED for Homes Awards

USGBC announced its 2010 LEED for Homes Award winners during Greenbuild in Chicago. Among the winners was a LEED Platinum home built for under $100 a square foot, an affordable housing development named after Retired General Colin Powell, and one of the highest scoring LEED for Homes projects in the nation.

“This year’s winners embody the innovative work of dedicated leaders throughout the residential building community,” said Nate Kredich, Vice President, Residential Market Development. “These innovators are helping to transform the market toward more healthy, high performing homes that are regarded as some of the best in the country.”

Affordable green seems to be the theme for the winning projects of 2010:

Project of the Year100K House in Philadelphia, built by Postgreen: The LEED Platinum home was built for less than $100 per square foot by focusing on compact development, streamlining the design and construction process, and focusing on implementing energy-efficiency strategies.

Outstanding Program CommitmentSacramento Habitat for Humanity: Seven of the ten homes built in 2010 received LEED Gold or Platinum certification.

Outstanding Production BuilderArtistic Homes: With more than 230 LEED-certified homes in its portfolio, Artistic Homes is the most prolific single family market rate builder of LEED-certified homes.

Outstanding Affordable DeveloperBlue Sea Development Company: Projects include the LEED Platinum General Colin L. Powell Apartments, Morrisania Homes in the Bronx and the Eltona, the first affordable rental LEED Platinum building in New York State.

Outstanding Single Family ProjectILM Design Build, 3404 Talon Court, Wilmington, NC: This project is among the highest scoring LEED for Homes projects, earning 113.5 points.

Outstanding Mulitfamily ProjectBastyr Student Housing at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA, built by Schuchart Construction: The project exceeded initial expectations of receiving LEED Gold, received Platinum certification, and came in under budget and ahead of schedule. It is the first LEED Platinum student housing project on the West Coast.

Outstanding Affordable Housing DevelopmentGeneral Colin L. Powell Apartments, built by Blue Sea Development Company and Habitat for Humanity New York City: The project is a 50-unit mid-rise affordable homeownership on a once boarded up street in South Bronx, NY. Long-term affordability through energy savings was a key element of the project design.

Logo courtesy of USGBC.


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Dawn Killough

has over 15 years experience in the construction industry and is the author of Green Building Design 101, an e-book available from Amazon. She is a LEED AP and Certified Green Building Advisor, and has worked on the LEED Certification of three projects in Salem, Oregon.
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