Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 2, 2010
Washington, DC, November 2, 2010. — THE CONCRETE PRODUCER and CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION magazines selected projects in eleven categories for the Third Annual GreenSite Awards. The winning projects best exemplify the concrete industry’s contribution to sustainable construction.
Among the projects chosen were an art museum in Pennsylvania, an office tower in New York City, a reservoir in Annapolis, MO., the Olympic Village in Vancouver, a high-rise in Los Angeles, and a private residence in Tampa, Fla. Many of the winners already have been certified as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects by the U.S. Green Building Council.
“Once again, the concrete production and concrete construction communities have demonstrated that concrete is at the forefront of the sustainability movement,” said Tom Bagsarian, editor of THE CONCRETE PRODUCER. “The nation and the world will turn to concrete as sustainability strengthens its foothold even more. All of the entries show that concrete has a bright future.”
In their submissions, producers and contractors demonstrated how they helped these projects’ owners and engineers qualify for the important designation by using a variety of sustainable construction methods and materials. For example, the winning projects used recycled materials, insulating concrete forms, pervious concrete, and regionally selected aggregate supplies.
“The entries in this year’s awards program demonstrate the sustainable, long-term planning our country needs to repair and construct an infrastructure that will serve generations to come,” said Tim Gregorski, editor of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION. “The concrete industry is at the foreground of this movement and can contribute in many more groundbreaking and innovative projects.”
The winning projects will be featured in the October 2010 issue of THE CONCRETE PRODUCER and the November 2010 issue of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION. GreenSite is a cooperative venture between the magazines and Hanley Wood’s World of Concrete trade show, which takes place Jan. 18-21 in Las Vegas.
The winners will be acknowledged at World of Concrete’s GreenSite Luncheon and Forum on January 21. The event will highlight the ways in which concrete contractors have benefited from sustainable construction.
World of Concrete attendees will also have a chance to see innovative products, services, and technologies in a special GreenSite exhibit on the show floor.
The winning 2010 GreenSite projects are:
Landscaping: David & Molly Begent Residence, Del Mar, Calif.
Commercial: Proximity Hotel, Greensboro, N.C.
Demonstration: Tennessee Concrete Association’s Concrete Village, Nashville, Tenn.
High-rise: W Hollywood Hotel & Residence, Los Angeles, Calif.
Industrial: Taum Sauk Upper Reservoir, Annapolis, Mo.
Municipal: Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, Connell, Wash.
Institutional: Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pa.
Multifamily: Vancouver Olympic Village, Vancouver, British Columbia
Residential: Hawthorne Residence, Tampa, Fla.
Rehab/Retrofitting: Bordley Randall House, Annapolis, Md.
Readers’ Choice: One World Trade Center, New York, N.Y.
Visit http://www.greensiteawards.com for information and a slide show of each project.
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