Green Building Award Winners Announced

The region’s most innovative, efficient, and resource-smart new architectural gems were recognized through the Northeast Green Building Awards at a ceremony at the Park Plaza Hotel, Thursday, March 13.

Boston, Massachusetts – March 14, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The annual competition, part of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s (NESEA) Building Energy 2003 Conference, recognizes design projects that advance the aesthetics of green buildings. The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s Renewable Energy Trust sponsored the competition, which was open to buildings completed after January 1, 1998 in the northeast United States, and to design projects developed by students living in the region. NESEA organized the competition. Honors for design and building excellence for either new construction or renovations were given in four award categories: Places of Learning, Places of Work, Residences, and Solar Electric Buildings. In addition, there was an award for a Student Project. Judges for this year’s competition were: architect Daniel Arons, AIA, co-chair of the Boston Society of Architects Committee on the Environment; architect Christine Benedict, of New York City; Andrea Dermody, interior designer, Green Roundtable Consultant; Leon Glicksman, Professor of Building Technology and Mechanical Engineering at MIT, and architect William Reed, AIA, Principal of Natural Logic. In making their selections, the judges emphasized architectural form which integrates: energy-efficiency, Renewable Energy systems, sensitivity to natural surroundings, the health of the building for occupants, along with the environmental impact of materials, construction, and operation. This year’s winners are: – First Prize: Places of Learning – Clearview Elementary School, Hanover, Pennsylvania L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Architects and Engineers – First Prize (tie): Places of Work – Philip Merrill Environmental Center, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Bay Ridge, Maryland, SmithGroup, Inc. – First Prize (tie): Places of Work – French Wing Addition to the Conservation Center, Concord, New Hampshire Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests Banwell Architects, EnergySmiths, and Bruss Construction – Honorable Mention: Places of Work The Family Center, Somerville, Massachusetts Elton + Hampton Architects and The Hickory Consortium – First Prize: Residences – Melrose Commons II, Bronx, New York, MCII Associates, David Danois Architects, PC, and Steven Winter Associates – Honorable Mention: Residences – Old Usquepaug, Rhode Island, Lindsay Suter, Architect – Honorable Mention: Residences – Tennis House, Washington, Connecticut, Gray Organschi Architecture – First Prize: Solar Electric Buildings – The MATCH School, Boston, Massachusetts, HMFH Architects, Inc. – First Prize: Student Projects – McKelvy Elementary School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Clement Ka Man Cheng, Carnegie Mellon University
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