Green Builder magazine honors sustainable building project award winners for 2015.
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Green Builder® Media Announces the Winners of 8th Annual Green Home of the Year Awards

Green Builder Media, recently announced the winners of its 8th Annual Green Home of the Year Awards. Nine projects were selected to represent this year’s best green homes. This year’s homes upped the ante on overall sustainability and several of the winners have achieved net-zero energy or are net-zero ready.

2015 Green Builder Home of the Year

This year’s Grand Overall Winner, Rainier Vista Community, is located in Seattle and began as a 15 home partnership between Dwell Development and the Seattle Housing Authority in 2010. The project expanded to 36 additional homes over the next five years. All 42 homes are designed for zero-energy living and are 5-Star Built Green certified.

Judges evaluated the entries on comprehensive criteria, including siting, the depth of building science employed, materials sourcing and reuse and overall resilience. All winners will be showcased in the December 2015/January 2016 issue of Green Builder magazine. The other projects that received honors include:
  • Bellingham Power House - Bellingham, WA (Best Alternative Construction)
  • Brookline Residence - Brookline, MA (Best Inspired Green Design)
  • Reclaimed Modern - Seattle, WA (Best Infill Project)
  • Below Zero - South Glastonbury, CT (Best Mainstream Green)
  • The Beach House at Truesdale Lake - Lewisboro, NY (Best Renovation)
  • Rainwater Ranch - Burnet, TX (Best Resilient Design)
  • Birch Case Study – Bellingham, WA (Best Building Science)
  • House for a Writer in Bohemia - Czech Republic (Best Affordable Green)

Read the full press release HERE.