AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS (2012 and earlier)
FOR WEBSTER GARDENS: BOTH 2012
- 2012 "Best Large Affordable Housing Project" at the annual HAND Meeting & Awards Luncheon
- 2012 "DC Preservation Affordable Housing Award for Excellence"
FOR 3 TREE FLATS (formerly known as Georgia Commons)
- 2012 "Community Impact Deal of the Year" award from Washington Business Journal
- Georgia Commons, now known as 3 Tree Flats, also received a LEED Gold in the new LEED Neighborhood Design pilot program,
which encourages transit oriented, mixed use and mixed income development. The podium building, which includes 130 units of mixed income housing over the 28,000 sf Mary's Center community health clinic and underground parking, features a green roof, vegetated green screen and landscaped courtyard with the "3 Tree" steel sculpture by local artist Robert Cole.
FOR LITTLE RIVER GLEN SENIOR APARTMENTS
- National Building Museum's Affordable
Displayed as a model national project through Aug. 8, 2006
FOR EASTERN VILLAGE COHOUSING
FOR QUEBEC ARMS APARTMENTS
- 2003 Historic Renovation Award from the Arlington County Historic Affairs and Landmark Review Board
FOR TAKOMA VILLAGE COHOUSING
- Vision 2002 Award: for innovation and energy savings.
From The Committee of 100 on the Federal City.
- Energy Star Homes Program 2001: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Certifies each of the 43 residential units of Takoma Village Cohousing as an Energy Star Home based on its HERS rating.
- PATH Demonstration Site 2000:
The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing, a program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, chose Takoma Village Cohousing as one of the first 11 projects nationally to earn the status of Demonstration Site. Status included technical support services and participation in the Energy Star Homes Program. (Read the Press Release and Final Report.)
- “Developing Sustainable Neighborhoods” by Don Tucker: Release of video featuring Eastern Village, sponsored by the Wallace Global Fund and Mid-Atlantic Cohousing, April 2008
- “Senior Cohousing”, Presentations by Don Tucker at AAHSA 2007 Annual Meeting and Lifespan Symposium, May 2008
- “Boomers and Beyond”, Presentation by Don Tucker at the National Association of Homebuilders, 2008, focusing on cohousing as a model for retirement living.
- "Residential Case Study: Takoma Village Cohousing" by Don Tucker at the first annual Maryland Green Building Conference, Annapolis, MD, September 2002
- DOE High Performance Buildings Database: Detailed case study on national website highlighting green and efficient building measures of Takoma Village Cohousing
- "The Costs of Building Green: Takoma Village, A Residential Case Study" by Sandra Leibowitz, at the Virginia AIA's (American Institute of Architecture) Build Virginia Conference, Richmond, VA, November 2000
* NAHB Green Project of the Year: Luxury Multifamily
Awarded to the company that develops green built luxury condominiums or apartments, this honor was presented to Ecohousing and Poretsky Builders in Bethesda, Md. The company involved future residents in the design of the Eastern Village Cohousing Condominiums, which were converted from a four-story, U-shaped concrete-frame office building. The new residences maintain the same U-shape design, but added green features including a front façade with a sunshade and a “living” roof with plants to control rainwater runoff and provide thermal protection.
** Smart Growth Award: Eastern Village Cohousing is a development involving the rehabilitation of a distressed office building into a mixed-use condominium project providing 55 residential units, common facilities, and 12,000 square feet of office and artist space. Innovative and substantial "green" technology was incorporated in the construction to conserve energy; and trellises and a garden were also designed and constructed for the site.
EDG Architects. 3 Bethesda Metro Center.
Suite 110. Bethesda, MD 20814 © 2006-2012
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