Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities announces award recipients

Friday, October 21, 2016

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating outstanding contributions to the green roof and wall industry in North America, has announced the recipients of its annual Awards of Excellence. The winners were announced in advance of CitiesAlive: 14th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference, taking place in Washington, DC, from November 1 to 4, 2016.

Awards in 12 categories celebrate achievements in design, research, policy development, advertising and corporate leadership will be presented to the most engaging projects and individuals in the industry. Recipients fell into this year’s theme, Rising to the Stormwater Challenge, by highlighting cutting-edge designs, new technical performance research, innovative policy work, a trade show featuring industry leaders and informative professional training and exclusive tours.

The Awards of Excellence winners are:

Extensive Industrial/Commercial Award
Project: Alberta Ecoroof – Calgary, AB
Award Recipient: Green T Design

Extensive Institutional Award
Project: Bridgepoint Active Healthcare – Toronto, ON
Award Recipient: Stantec Architecture / KPMB Architects / HDR Architecture / Diamond Schmitt Architects / PFS Studio / MBTW Group

Extensive Residential Award
Project: Williamsburg Condominium – Brooklyn, NY
Award Recipient: New York Green Roofs

Intensive Industrial/Commercial Award
Project: Tech Deck – Mountain View, CA
Award Recipient: Bionic Landscape

Intensive Institutional
Project: Urban Farming at the Trent – Peterborough, ON
Award Recipient: ZinCo Canada

Internal Green Wall Award
Project: Edmonton Federal Building – Edmonton, AB
Award Recipient: Nedlaw Living Walls

Small Scale Residential Award
Project: Edgeland Residence – Austin, TX
Award Recipient: Ecosystem Design Group/Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Special Recognition Award
Project: The Javits Center Green Roof – New York, NY
Award Recipient: FXFOWLE Epstein

Advertising Design Award
Award Recipient: Architek Sustainable Building Products, Inc

Civic Award
Award Recipients: Hamid Karimi, PhD, Deputy Director, Natural Resources Administration, DC Department of Energy & Environment and the DC Department of Energy & Environment

Research Award
Award Recipient: Richard K. Sutton, PhD

President’s Corporate Award
Award Recipient: Oscar Warmerdam, Sempergreen/Purple-Roof

The awards will be presented at the Awards of Excellence Luncheon, taking place at the University of the District of Columbia on November 3 during the CitiesAlive conference.

One thought on “Green Roofs for Healthy Cities announces award recipients

  1. Why is it there is no award for a project that has stood the test of time? A project that is over 7 years old, has data backup from the operations side of the owner, and outlines the basic lasting “True” principles for selecting the type of installation.
    I recommend 7 years as minimum age as most warranties are for a year, the technology requires educating the users and this will show after this length of time.
    Green roofs are a living element for the life of the project, involving the maintenance and monitoring by users.
    It becomes more than just academic, and intellectual theory….. it is real and can be made to be understood by the “common” person and operator(s).

    Bruce Yorga

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