“These projects take advantage of concrete’s inherent attributes, resulting in some energy efficient buildings that minimize their impact on the environment, said Bill Palmer, editor in chief of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 28, 2011
THE CONCRETE PRODUCER and CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION magazines selected projects in eleven categories for the Fourth Annual GreenSite Awards. The winning projects best exemplify the concrete industry’s contribution to sustainable construction.
Among the projects chosen were a law school building, a luxury resort and spa, an urban improvement project, and an environmental education campus in Beverly Hills. Many of the winners already have been certified as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects by the U.S. Green Building Council.
“Concrete producers and contractors should be proud of their accomplishments in moving concrete to the forefront of sustainable construction,” said Tom Bagsarian, editor of THE CONCRETE PRODUCER. “All of these innovative projects demonstrate how concrete is on the cutting edge of green building.”
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.
“These projects take advantage of concrete’s inherent attributes, resulting in some energy efficient buildings that minimize their impact on the environment, said Bill Palmer, editor in chief of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION. “Not only that – there are some really cool buildings included among the winners that should provide great ideas to those planning green buildings.”
The winning projects will be featured in the September/October 2011 issue of THE CONCRETE PRODUCER and the November 2011 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. 24-27 in Las Vegas.
The winning 2011 GreenSite projects are:
Landscaping: Taltree Railway Garden, Valparaiso, Ind.
Commercial: Montage Deer Valley, Park City, Utah
Industrial: TreePeople Center, Beverly Hills, Calif.
Municipal: Toho Water Authority Headquarters, Kissimmee, Fla.
Institutional: Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, Calif.
Multifamily: Rosa Parks Apartments, Chicago, Ill.
Residential: Flamm Home, Cambria, Calif.
Transportation: Ohio Street Abatement Project, Indianapolis, Ind.
Readers’ Choice: The Refinery, Lake Forest, Calif.
Visit http://www.greensiteawards.com for information and a slide show of each project.
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