The 3rd Annual USGBC-ET Green Light Awards Ceremony was held January 30, 2014, from 5:30-8:30pm at The Emporium Center for Arts & Culture. The Annual USGBC-ET Green Light Awards celebrates the achievements of outstanding individuals whose efforts in the past year have advanced sustainability in East Tennessee. The ceremony culminates in the awarding of two very prestigious awards: The Green Leader Award, which honors individuals who have made significant contributions in extending the benefits of green building to the surrounding community, and The Green Light Award, which is presented to an organization that has been deemed a leader of sustainability in the local community.
There was food and drinks and socializing:
And there were awards(!):
To see more pictures from the event (and there are plenty more), be sure to hop on over to our Facebook page.
Kim Shinn (PE, LEED Fellow, CxA, BEMP) gave the keynote address, and inspired attendees to pursue sustainable design not just for monetary gains, but for the good of future generations.
A big congratulations to the following award recipients:
THE GREEN LEADER AWARD
- Ted Wampler, Jr., President and COO of Wampler’s Farm Sausage
- Elizabeth Eason, AIA LEED AP BD+C, founder of Elizabeth Eason Architecture, LLC
THE GREEN LIGHT AWARD
- Alcoa’s Tennessee Operations
THE VOLUNTEER EXCELLENCE AWARD
- Carol Montgomery
- Megan Chafin
THE CHAPTER ORGANIZATION AWARD
- Lisa Hoskins
THE EDUCATION AWARD
- Vince Meyer, a.k.a., The Energy Hog
THE ADVOCACY AWARD
THE GREEN PROJECT AWARDS
These awards are presented to projects recognized as leaders in sustainable design, construction and/or operation. The following projects received a Green Light Project Award this year:
Shelton Group Office
ssProject Location: Knoxville, TN
ssClient: Shelton Group
ssArchitects: Elizabeth Eason Architecture
ssDesigners: Elizabeth Eason, Andrew Godwin, Maxi Frank
ssCustom Fabrication: ForK Design
ssGeneral Contractors: Merit Construction
ssConsultants: Mallia Engineering Company, Facility Systems Consultants
ssPhotographer: Denise Retallack
HALLSDALE POWELL UTILITY DISTRICT – ADMIN. OFFICE
ssProject Location: Knoxville, TN
ssClient: Hallsdale Powell Utility District
ssArchitects: McCarty Holsaple McCarty
ssDesigners: Doug McCarty, Don Horton, Stephen Collins
ssLandscape Architects: The Penland Studio
ssGeneral Contractors: P & W Construction Co.
ssConsultants: Ross Bryan Associates, Engineering Services Group, McGill Associates
ssPhotographer: McCarty Holsaple McCarty
MCFEE PARK, FARRAGUT, TN
ssProject Location: Farragut, TN
ssClient: Town of Farragut
ssArchitects: Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc.
ssDesigners: Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc.
ssLandscape Architects: Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc.
ssGeneral Contractors: Christopolous & Kennedy
ssPhotographer: Anita Blake, David Humes
(Student Choice Award)
ORNL GUEST HOUSE
ssProject Location: Oak Ridge, TN
ssClient: UT-Battelle, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
ssArchitects: Benefield Richters
ssDesigners: Benefield Richters
ssLandscape Architects: Benefield Richters
ssGeneral Contractors: Benefield Richters
ssConsultants: Mallia Engineering Company, MDA Engineering
Congratulations again to all award recipients, and a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who came out to celebrate their achievements with us. We are looking forward to another year of working with such dedicated and driven people who tirelessly promote sustainability in East Tennessee and the surrounding communities.