Earlier today, USGBC formally recognized the recipients of its 2010 LEED for Homes Awards, which were handed out back in November at the Residential Summit held at Greenbuild in Chicago, and New York City’s green building industry is well-represented in the honorees.
The Outstanding Affordable Developer award was given to New York City-based Blue Sea Development Company, whose projects we have written about on numerous occasions here at gbNYC (including its Morrisania Homes, a sixty-four unit development in the South Bronx which was New York’s first affordable housing project to receive certification under LEED for Homes, and the first LEED-H-certified residences in New York City).
Blue Sea’s General Colin L. Powell Apartments in the South Bronx – built in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity – also earned 2010′s Outstanding Affordable Housing Project. Designed by ABS Architects, the 50-unit project (which we have yet to profile here at gbNYC) has the highest modeled energy savings of any affordable multi-family project in New York City history and earned LEED Platinum in May of 2010 by scoring 90 out of a possible 136 points.
Other winners included the 100K House in Philadelphia – the 2010 LEED-H Project of the Year – and 3404 Talon Court in Wilmington, North Carolina, whose 113.5 LEED-H points helped propel it to the Outstanding Single Family Project award.