2013 Vermont\\\'s Greenest Building Awards Competition
The Vermont Green Building Network is pleased to announce our award programs Vermont Greenest Building Awards. One Commercial and one Residential or Small Commercial project is awarded our Vermont Greenest Building Award.
This statewide competition recognizes exemplary residential and commercial buildings that meet the highest standard of demonstrated building energy performance. Winners of the awards will be announced at VGBN\\\'s Vermont\\\'s Greenest Awards Gala this fall, where projects will be showcased as inspirational, model green buildings in Vermont.
The awards have been designed to recognize buildings based on proven energy performance, helping to create a new standard for environmentally responsible building in Vermont. \\\"Last year\\\'s greenest buildings used about 90% less energy than the regional average for commercial buildings and 80% less than average for residential. It is truly inspiring to see these great examples of low energy intensity building in a cold climate like Vermont. The diversity of award winners last year and their proven performance help us understand what is achievable in reducing the consumption while maintaining comfort and creating beautiful spaces\\\" explains VGBN Board of Directors members, Jennifer Chiodo, who helped to develop the awards.
The awards competition opened on Monday, July 22 and submissions are due on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 5:00PM. For more information and to learn more about the submission requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the application.
2012 AWARD RECIPIENTS:
VERMONT 2012 GREENEST BUILDING:
Achieving 7.8 kbtu/sf/yr
Architect/Owner - Pill-Maharam Architects | Builder- New England Housewrights | Energy Consultant – Andy Shapiro of Energy Balance, Inc.
VERMONT 2012 GREENER BUILDINGS:
Achieving 10.7 kbtu/sf/yr