Sustainable Leadership Awards
Sustainable Leadership Awards

2018 Sustainable Leadership Awards

On Thursday, April 19th, just two days before Earth Day, regional leaders in the advancement of sustainable design and construction were honored as winners of Viridiant’s Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards. The annual awards recognize the region’s premiere developers, builders, architects, government officials and other industry professionals for their work in advancing the benefits of sustainable building through the EarthCraft family of green building programs. Winners were announced at a reception held at the Virginia Historical Society which drew almost 200 guests. 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, and Robert Reed, Senior Director of the Southface Energy Institute

Just prior to the award presentation and reception, Viridiant hosted a lecture the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech which discussed a recent study showing that EarthCraft certification in Virginia’s LIHTC multifamily housing not only lowers energy use but also costs less to build.

“Each year, our nominees and winners amaze us with their cutting edge projects that are transforming today’s housing market and serve as proof that the science of sustainability can deliver a housing future that is more affordable, more durable and more liveable. This year is no exception,” said KC Bleile, Executive Director of Viridiant. “It is truly our honor to recognize the work of these dedicated teams and their passion for high performance home building.”

Winners at this year’s event were awarded based on projects that were completed in 2017. This year’s award winners include:

  • Visionary Award: Bill Shelton, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Single Family Developer of the Year: Ryan Homes – Williamsburg, VA
  • Single Family Builder of the Year: Stony Point Design/Build – Charlottesville, VA
  • Single Family New Construction Project of the Year: Home on Carriage Hill Lane, Fredericksburg, VA – J. Hall Homes, Inc.
  • Single Family Renovation Project of the Year: Home on Hanover Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA – Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley
  • EarthCraft Single Family Debut Award: Old Dominion Innovations – Richmond, VA
  • Habitat for Humanity Affiliate of the Year: Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity
  • Multifamily Developer of the Year: SCG Development – Tysons Corner, VA
  • Multifamily New Construction Project of the Year: Newport News Seniors, Newport News, VA – Landbridge Development, LLC and Resource Housing Group, Inc.
  • Multifamily Renovation Project of the Year: Highland Park Senior Apartments, Richmond, VA – Community Preservation and Development Corporation
  • Top Ten High Performance Homes of the Year
    • Top High Performance Home of the Year: Home on Waldrop Church Road, Louisa, VA – Old Dominion Innovations
    • #2: Home on Carriage Hill Lane, Fredericksburg, VA – J. Hall Homes, Inc.
    • #3: Home on Lookout Ridge Lane, Callaway, VA – Bench Mark Builders
    • #4: Home on Masada Way, Blacksburg, VA – Green Valley Builders
    • #5: Home on Grey Oaks Estates Court, Glen Allen, VA – Bain-Waring Builders
    • #6: Home on James Place, Harrisonburg, VA – Sustainable Solutions of Virginia, Inc.
    • #7: Home on Bundoran Drive, North Garden, VA – Green Mountain Construction, LLC
    • #8 – Tie:
      • Home on Grey Oaks Estates Run, Glen Allen, VA – Bain-Waring Builders
      • Home on Sycamore Ridge Road, Fredericksburg, VA – J. Hall Homes, Inc.
    • #9 – Tie:
      • Home on Stonehurst Estates Terrace, Glen Allen, VA – Bain-Waring Builders
      • Home on Barclay Drive, Fredericksburg, VA – J. Hall Homes, Inc.
    • #10: Home on Derbe Lane, Blacksburg, VA – Green Valley Builders