2021 Vermont’s Greenest Building Award Winners Announced

Vermont Business Magazine The tenth annual Vermont’s Greenest Building Awards, hosted by the Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN), honored three design/build projects and teams. Projects received awards for achieving the highest level of demonstrated commercial and residential building energy performance and for documenting green building strategies, including health, transportation, water and affordability.

“It’s wonderful to recognize the innovation, talent and creativity that building professionals bring to their projects,” said Jenna Antonino DiMare, VGBN’s chief executive. “I’m proud of the outstanding work our green building community in Vermont is doing to push the market toward more sustainable building practices. »

The 2021 winners were celebrated at the Vermont Green Building Celebration webinar hosted by VGBN on April 13, 2022, with keynote speaker Sue Minter. The winning buildings were showcased as inspirational and model green buildings that are creating a new standard for green building in Vermont.

The 2021 Vermont’s Greenest Building Award winners are:

Vermont’s Greenest Building Award and Net Zero Award | Residential: Maple Hill Passive House

Image courtesy of Kurt Budliger Photography

This project, submitted by Montpelier Construction, is a 1200 square foot PHIUS-certified single-storey home with balanced ventilation with continuous heat recovery resulting in extremely healthy indoor air quality. This net zero house has a small 6.46 KW roof mounted solar panel that produces more energy than the building uses, and the house has used low embodied carbon building materials. Energy Consumption Intensity (EUI): 9 kBtu/sf/year

Vermont Greener Building Award | Residential: House on a slope

Photo courtesy of Vermont Integrated Architecture

This project, submitted by Vermont Integrated Architecture, is a modern home with stunning views of Mad River Glen. The 15% south-facing slope offers perfect passive solar exposure. The house has two heat pumps – a single head on the main level and a mini-duct on the lower level – which work to heat and cool the house, which is built to Passive House standards. Energy Consumption Intensity (EUI): 13 kBtu/sf/year

Vermont’s Going Green Building Award | Residential: Ames Hill Passive

Photo courtesy of studioWEBSTER

This project, submitted by studioWEBSTER, is a single family home designed and built in Marlboro, VT for a family of five. Built to Passive House standards, the house features local materials including locally harvested wood and handcrafted tiles by the owners. The house uses an all-in-one Minotair for the HVAC and features a handcrafted, locally sourced Gryphon door insulated with sheep’s wool. Energy Consumption Intensity (EUI): 26 kBtu/sf/year

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