LEED for Homes Award
This award recognizes projects, developers and home builders who have demonstrated leadership in the residential building marketplace.
Award categories recognize innovative multi- and single-family projects, production builders, affordable housing projects and developers, an overall commitment to LEED for Homes, and Project of the Year. Winners are announced at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Annual Greenbuild Conference & Expo.
2011 Project of the Year Award: The GO Home, built by GO Logic in Belfast, Maine. The three-bedroom LEED Platinum residence uses minimal energy and was built at construction costs comparable to a building a standard home. As a net zero and passive house, The GO Home was designed to slash energy usage by 90 percent. The project will be replicated across a 36-home community in Maine.
2010 Project of the Year Award: The 100K House built by Postgreen. The LEED Platinum home was built for less than $100 per square foot by focusing on compact development, streamlining the design and construction process and focusing on implementing energy-efficiency strategies.
2010 Outstanding Program Commitment: Sacramento Habitat for Humanity. In 2010 alone, seven of its homes earned LEED certification at the gold or platinum level.
2009 Innovative Project Award: The platinum-certified BrightBuilt Barn project. The result of a 2-year collaboration among Kaplan Thompson Architects, Bensonwood Homes and a team of green building experts from throughout the northeast United States, BrightBuilt Barn was recognized for implementing innovative strategies and techniques that go above and beyond the scope, requirements and prerequisites of the LEED for Homes rating system.
2009 Outstanding Production Builder Award: Pulte Homes, for its Villa Trieste project. Villa Trieste is planned to be a community of 185 LEED platinum single-family homes.