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2006 Green Roof Awards of Excellence

Established in 2003 by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the Green Roof Awards of Excellence recognize leadership in integrated design and implementation of green roof projects. The awards recognize completed projects in extensive and intensive categories—6” (150 mm) or less of growing medium in extensive installations and more than 6” in intensive ones—and in residential, institutional, and commercial or industrial buildings in North America. Details are online at

Seapointe Village, Wildwood Crest, New Jersey.

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Intensive Residential: Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company, LLC, won for its deck restoration at

Seapointe Village in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. This reconstruction of a leaking 70,000 ft2 (6,500 m2) green roof restored residential amenities, improved compliance, and mitigates stormwater impact in a water-quality district.

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Mashantucket, Connecticut.

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Extensive Residential: Eco Housing Corporation™ won for its work on

Eastern Village Cohousing in Silver Spring, Maryland. An 8,000 ft2 (740 m2) green roof offering outdoor space and reducing flooding problems helped make this converted office building the first LEED®-certified cohousing structure (see case study in

BuildingGreen Suite).

Intensive Institutional:

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center was built on the edge of an ecologically and culturally important wetland on the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The 65,000 ft2 (6,000 m2) green roof over the exhibition space creates a transition between the wetland and the facility.

Extensive Institutional: American Hydrotech, Inc., won for the

Ballard Library and Neighborhood Center in Seattle, where a 20,500 ft2 (1,900 m2) green roof educates the public about sustainable design within a modest budget while reducing energy costs (see case study in

BuildingGreen Suite).

601 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

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Intensive Industrial or Commercial: Sasaki Associates, Inc., won for

601 Congress Street in the Seaport District of Boston. A 12th-floor terrace on this 14-story building with seating and 11,000 ft2 (1,000 m2) of plantings improves the view for office workers while providing environmental and site benefits.

Extensive Industrial or Commercial: The Kestrel Design Group, Inc., won with the

Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center in Minneapolis. The 4,000 ft2 (370 m2) roof was constructed to serve as an educational and research model for sustainable design.

Special Recognition: Designed by Koch Landscape Architecture, Inc., the

10th @ Hoyt Apartments includes an 8,500 ft2 (790 m2) enclosed courtyard green roof that provides respite for residents and passersby while artfully capturing and displaying stormwater runoff.

Civic Award of Excellence: Councillor

Joe Pantalone, deputy mayor of Toronto, was recognized for his central role in Toronto’s adoption of the first comprehensive green roof policies for a North American city (see


Vol. 15, No. 5).

Research Award of Excellence:

David Beattie, Ph.D., a professor of ornamental horticulture at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, is the founder and director of the Penn State Center for Green Roof Research, which has produced some of the most ccomprehensive green roof research in North America.

Published June 7, 2006

Roberts, T. (2006, June 7). 2006 Green Roof Awards of Excellence. Retrieved from

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