Winners Honored at 8th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards
Winners Honored at 8th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards

Winners Honored at 8th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards

Regional leaders in the advancement of sustainable design and construction were recently honored as winners of Viridiant’s Sustainable Leadership Awards. Winners were announced at the organization’s 8th annual awards ceremony on April 20th at the Virginia Historical Society in downtown Richmond. The event drew over 150 individuals representing home builders, non-profit and for-profit housing providers and developers, program sponsors, homeowners, affordable housing advocates, and those interested in creating green housing opportunities in Virginia. During the program, attendees also enjoyed a housing policy and research panel – “Leveraging Partner Success Towards Economic, Environmental, and Structural Sustainability” with Art Bowen of Virginia Hosuing Development Authority, Andrew McCoy of Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, and Angela Navarro of the Office of Governor McAuliffe, moderated by Bob Adams of HDAdvisors. Pre-awards educational sessions also took place with Michael Hubbard of Dominion Virginia Power, Andrew McCoy of Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, and Sean Evensen-Shanley of Viridiant.

Each year, Viridiant presents awards to builders, developers, and other stakeholders throughout the region who demonstrate superior dedication to the advancement of sustainable housing. Nominees and winners are honored in a variety of categories to cover new construction, renovation, single family, multifamily, and more.

Winners were awarded based on projects completed in 2016. This year’s award winners include:

  • Visionary Award: Mike Toalson – Home Builders Association of Virginia

  • Single Family Developer of the Year: Southern Development Homes – Charlottesville, VA

  • Single Family Builder of the Year: Evergreen Homecrafters – Midlothian, VA

 

  • Single Family New Construction Project of the Year: Home on Bethel Church Road, New Castle, VA – Shelter Alternatives

 

  • Single Family Renovation Project of the Year: Home on Floyd Avenue, Richmond, VA – Hollyport Ventures

 

  • EarthCraft Single Family Debut Award: EnviroHomeDesign – Arlington, VA

 

  • Habitat for Humanity Affiliate of the Year: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

 

  • Multifamily Developer of the Year: The Franklin-Johnston Group

 

  • Multifamily New Construction Project of the Year: The Springs Apartments, Arlington, VA – Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing

 

  • Multifamily Renovation Project of the Year: Linden Grove, Christiansburg, VA – Community Housing Partners

 

  • Top Ten High Performance Homes of the Year
    • Top High Performance Home of the Year: Home on Bethel Church Road, New Castle, VA – Shelter Alternatives
    • #2: Home on Floyd Street, Blacksburg, VA – Shelter Alternatives
    • #3: Home on Bunny Trail Drive, Blacksburg, VA – Shelter Alternatives
    • #4: Home on Louisiana Street, Richmond, VA – Health E Community Enterprises
    • #5: Home on Floyd Avenue, Richmond, VA – Hollyport Ventures
    • #6: Home on Clayborne Avenue, Alexandria, VA – Habitat for Humanity Northern Virginia
    • #7: Home on Clayborne Avenue, Alexandria, VA – Habitat for Humanity Northern Virginia
    • #8: Home on 5th Street SW, Charlottesville, VA – Latitude 38
    • #9: Home on Willowlawn Way, Virginia Beach, VA – Benchmark Building Corporation
    • #10: Home on Riverside Avenue, Charlottesville, VA – Latitude 38

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