Award Finalists Honored at the Building Sustainability Conference & Awards
Award Finalists Honored at the Building Sustainability Conference & Awards

On Thursday, April 25th, regional leaders in the advancement of sustainable design and construction were honored at Viridiant’s Building Sustainability Conference & Awards. The annual event highlighted efforts to build sustainability in our communities and infrastructure with a focus on health, resilience, and innovation. This year’s event aimed to educate and recognize innovative solutions of today to meet the needs of the evolving building industry of tomorrow.

Viridiant hosted four conference sessions and an inspiring keynote address from Dr. Danny Avula. The featured sessions and speakers shared knowledge and inspired discussion, all in an effort to drive change in the protection of our living environments, both inside and out. The speakers’ presentations are available for download HERE. Topics included:

  • Energy Code Research
  • Municipal Sustainability Programs in Virginia
  • Building Resilience into Commercial and Residential Structures
  • Construction Delivery of the Future
  • Keynote: Building a Culture of Health in RVA

Awards were presented to recognize the region’s leaders in high-performance construction with a focus on projects, programs, and initiatives that represent the future of sustainable building. Nominees and winners were honored in a variety of categories based on work completed in the last three years in the Mid-Atlantic region. Award winners include:

  • Visionary Award: Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC (SDC)

  • Program, Initiative, or Partnership: Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE)

  • Next Generation: Jennifer Kearney – University of Richmond

  • Builder or Developer: Metro Green – Arlington, VA

  • Habitat for Humanity Affiliate: Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley

  • Project or Development: Presented to outstanding projects or developments with a focus on energy efficiency, integrated design, resource efficiency and conservation, resiliency, innovation, and/or community impact.
  • Top High Performance Homes: Presented to the top three homes certified by Viridiant in 2018 with consideration for design, construction, energy efficiency, and systems.

Special thanks to our 2019 event sponsors!