TORONTO - Green Roofs for Healthy Cities acknowledged leading innovative and integrative green roof designs at its fourth annual Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities conference and trade show. Seven teams received Green Roof Awards of Excellence for exceptional projects at the conference, which attracted over 800 attendees and 70 exhibitors in Boston. The awards celebrate North American projects that are holistically designed to benefit the function of the building, its relation to the site and the surrounding community.
Eco Housing Corp., Bethesda, Md., won the Extensive Residential category for the Eastern Village Condominiums in Silver Springs, Md. The Extensive Institutional award went to American Hydrotech, Chicago, for the Ballard Library in Seattle. The Kestrel Design Group Inc., Minneapolis, won the Extensive Industrial/Commercial category for the Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center in Minneapolis. The Intensive Residential award went to Jeffrey L. Bruce & Co., North Kansas City, Mo., for the Seapointe Village deck restoration in Wildwood Crest, N.J. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation won the Intensive Institutional category with the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center in Mashantucket, Conn. Sasaki Associates Inc., Watertown, Mass., won the Intensive Industrial/Commercial category for the 601 Congress Street, Seaport District, Boston.
A Special Recognition award went to Koch Landscape Architects, Portland, Ore., for the 10th @ Hoyt Apartments, an apartment courtyard project that was an excellent blend of aesthetics using stormwater.
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