Winners Honored at 9th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards
On Thursday, April 19th, just three days before Earth Day, regional leaders in the advancement of sustainable design and construction were honored at Viridiant’s Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards. The annual awards recognize the premier developers, builders, government officials, and other industry professionals for their work in advancing the benefits of sustainable building through green building programs including EarthCraft, ENERGY STAR, and LEED for Homes. Winners were announced at a reception held at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture which drew over 150 guests.
Prior to the award presentation and reception, Viridiant hosted a lecture. Speakers from the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech discussed a recent study showing that EarthCraft certification in Virginia’s LIHTC multifamily housing not only lowers energy use, but can also cost less to build.
During the program, attendees also enjoyed speakers:
- John Warren, Director of Virginia’s Department of Mines, Minerals, & Energy
- Craig Toalson, Chief Executive Officer of the Home Builders Association of Virginia
- Robert Reed, Senior Director of the Southface Energy Institute
Award nominees and winners were honored in a variety of categories to cover new construction, renovation, single family, multifamily, and more. Winners were awarded based on projects completed in 2017. This year’s award winners include:
- Visionary Award: Bill Shelton, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
- Single Family Developer: Ryan Homes – Williamsburg, VA
- Single Family Builder: Stony Point Design/Build – Charlottesville, VA
- Single Family New Construction Project: Home on Carriage Hill Lane – J. Hall Homes
- Single Family Renovation Project: Home on Hanover Ave – Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley
- Single Family Debut Award: Old Dominion Innovations – Richmond, VA
- Habitat for Humanity Affiliate: Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity
- Multifamily Developer: SCG Development – Fairfax Corner, VA
- Multifamily New Construction Project: Newport News Seniors – Landbridge Development & RHG, Inc.
- Multifamily Renovation Project: Highland Park Senior Apartments, Richmond, VA – CPDC
- Top Ten High Performance Homes: