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USGBC Florida Celebrates First Statewide Leadership Award Winners

Orthodontics Only
Orthodontics Only
800 Waterford
800 Waterford
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Coral Reef Montessori Academy Addition
Rosemont Gymnasium
Rosemont Gymnasium
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Miami Worldcenter
The New American Home 2021
The New American Home 2021
TALLAHASSEE, FL — USGBC Florida recently announced the 2021 statewide Leadership Award winners at its inaugural virtual celebration. These awards recognize local excellence in high-performance building design, environmental stewardship, community impact, and volunteerism in the state.

The program included a keynote by George Bandy, Jr., Board Member of GBCI and Head of Worldwide Circular Economy at Amazon. Participants also heard music by Mama Blue, toasted the inaugural LEED for Cities Florida class, and attended a digital program, in addition to celebrating all the people and projects selected as award recipients. The event had over 75 attendees, 34 project nominations, 12 people/team nominations, two categories with ties or two winners, and two LEED for Neighborhood Development projects.

2021 USGBC Florida Leadership Award Recipients
Projects
  • 2021 Innovative Project of the Year, New Construction: Core and Shell - 800 Waterford
  • 2021 Innovative Project of the Year, New Construction: Public Training Facility - City of Dunedin EOC/Fire Training Center
  • 2021 Innovative Project of the Year: Existing Building - Tanger Outlets Daytona
  • 2021 Innovative Project of the Year: Commercial Interiors - Tie: Chanel U.S. Brickell City Centre and HKS Miami Office
  • 2021 Innovative Project of the Year: Green School - Coral Reef Montessori Academy Addition
  • 2021 Innovative Project of the Year: Health and Wellness - Spinnaker Group Headquarters
  • 2021 Innovative Project of the Year, New Construction: Office - Orthodontics Only
  • 2021 Innovative Project of the Year, New Construction: Public Assembly - Rosemont Gymnasium
  • 2021 Innovative Project of the Year: Neighborhood Development - Tie: Miami Worldcenter and Northwest Gardens
  • 2021 Innovative Project of the Year: Residential at Neighborhood Scale - Mirabella
  • 2021 Innovative Project of the Year, New Construction: Multifamily Housing - AMLI Midtown Miami
  • 2021 Innovative Project of the Year: Single Family Home - The New American Home 2021
  • 2021 Innovative Project of the Year (Highest-scoring project across all categories) - The New American Home 2021
  • People’s Choice Award (Audience votes for best project/person) - Ponte Vedra High School Beaches Go Green Club
People/Teams
  • Community Champion: Peggy Christ
  • Green Official/Public Servant: Nick Sanzone
  • Green Schools Advocate: Stephanie Engelhardt
  • Community Rock Star: Kristy Walson, PE, LEED Fellow, BEMP
  • Sustainability Legend: J. David Lambert, Ph.D. (posthumously)
  • USGBC Florida Volunteer of the Year Award: John Constantinide
Qualifying Nominations
USGBC Florida had a record number of nominations this year. This list encompasses the additional qualifying nominations:
Projects
  • 5707 Waterford
  • Gardens Innovation Center
  • Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute
  • DTCC Tampa
  • TLC Engineering Solutions - Miami Office
  • Tyndall AFB Clinic TI by Department
  • USF Tampa Library Remodel Ph2-Proj. 554
  • Christ the King
  • JRTC at LaVilla
  • NASA Central Campus Headquarters
  • Palm Coast Readiness Center
  • William H. Jervey Jr Venice Public Library
  • J&J Human Performance Institute
  • Porsche South Orlando
  • FGCU Student Health and Fitness Center
  • Heron
  • The Residences at Thesis
  • Moxy South Beach
  • THesis Hotel Miami
  • The New American Remodel 2021
People
  • Jeremy Gary
  • Michelle Benavides
  • Cynthia Stehman
  • Zach Eichholz
  • Anne Marie Moquin
  • Phil Compton

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