2016 Winners: The All Rounder

The most improved building across multiple sustainability categories.

Dave Campbell for the Courtyard by Marriott (CA)
How do you tackle drought restrictions in a California hotel? Cut water use in half—then tackle tenant engagement and community outreach. Read more.


Josh Weisstuch for Arverne View (NY)
Leaks, mold, and worse—this affordable housing complex in New York’s Rockaway Peninsula was in dire need of a renovation after 40 years of ocean-front weather. Then Superstorm Sandy hit.
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2016 Winner: All Together Now

The most improved portfolio across multiple sustainability categories.  

Jean Pullen for the Boys & Girls Clubs (multiple locations)
Cutting energy expenses by over 20% meant this nonprofit could spend more on its mission: helping children across the country.
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2016 Winner: The Smooth Operator

The most improved building across multiple categories achieved solely through improved operations & maintenance and/or retrocommissioning.

Brad Collins for 560 Mission (CA)
How do you improve on an ENERGY STAR score of 92 in one of the most sustainable cities on Earth? Attack waste from every angle.
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2016 Winner: It Takes A Village

The most improved commercial tenant space across multiple sustainability categories.

Byron Cotton for Viacom & SL Green Upgrade (NY)
When a new generation of workers calls for a sustainable work environment and the landlord throws in their full support behind green renovations, big things happen.
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2016 Winners: Power to the People

The greatest percentage reduction in building energy use.

Elizabeth Cook for Northern Elementary (KY)
Going from poorest performer to district model for energy conservation meant all hands on deck for teachers, students, and staff. 
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Steven Corson for the J. Wayne Reitz Student Union (FL)
Strong groundwork meant a retrofit at the University of Florida could cut energy use while increasing square footage.
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2016 Winner: Take Me to the River

The greatest percentage reduction in indoor and outdoor potable water use.

Dyron Dinsmore for Bank of America Plaza (GA)
Ghostbusters: phantom flushes and other problems were wasting water and costing money. Audits and upgrades led to savings of over five million gallons a year. 
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2016 Winner: The Verdant Brainiac

The most scalable green renovation project, particularly one that is innovative and overcame significant challenges.

Bruce Hall for One Orlando Centre (FL)
A chiller plant becomes an artificial reef as a 30-year-old building becomes a model of sustainability.
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