Our 2011 awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the annual awards event for the City of Raleigh’s Environmental Awards Program on April 21, 2011, at Marbles Kids Museum.
Many excellent local eateries, brewers, and confectioners donated sustainably produced refreshments. We are grateful to the City of Raleigh and their program sponsors for this generous support of our program.
2011 Winners: Congratulations!
Gold Stewardship Development Award Winners:
The Wake Forest Town Hall
This project is downtown Wake Forest’s newest landmark and a unique gateway to town government. The building is LEED-Platinum certified, but still expresses the traditional feel of Wake Forest. The facility embodies sustainability by using local and recycled materials, native plants, water and energy efficient appliances, and more. The program also recognized the project’s reuse of a brownfield, public outreach, green building features, exceptional water quality protection, and integration with the community.
The Chatham Community Library & Central Carolina Community College Sustainable Technologies Center
A joint project between Chatham County and the Central Carolina Community College (CCCC), the Library and Sustainable Technologies Center are located in Pittsboro on the CCCC campus. The project uses native landscaping, reuses harvested rainwater, treats wastewater onsite, incorporates day-lighting, and utilizes solar collectors for hot water. The Sustainable Technologies Center also features regional, recycled and low-VOC materials, sustainably harvested wood, and a vegetated roof. The highest level award was bestowed for these green building and water quality protection measures as well as exceptional public outreach efforts.
Stewardship Development Design Recognition Award:
The Market at Colonnade
The final winner for the 2011 cycle received the Stewardship Design Recognition Award, which recognizes a project that shows exemplary promise to meet all applicable program criteria once completed. The Market at Colonnade, anchored by a Whole Foods in North Raleigh, was a project of Regency Partners, Soil & Environmental Consultants, the City of Raleigh, and others. The NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund provided additional funding for onsite stormwater management. Numerous innovative techniques were used in this challenging urban environment to retain and reuse much of the rainwater that falls on the site. Underground detention, rainwater harvesting systems, and bioretention areas infiltrate stormwater and demonstrate how runoff can be managed to save money and conserve natural resources.
Sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming Banquet and Awards Ceremony are still available! To inquiry about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jason Doll or Christy Perrin.
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