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USGBC Detroit Region Announces Recipients of the Green Building Leadership Awards

AUCH Construction Headquarters
AUCH Construction Headquarters
Wayne State University, Anthony Wayne Housing
Wayne State University, Anthony Wayne Housing
Consumer Energy, Livonia Service Center
Consumer Energy, Livonia Service Center
LINC UP (Single Family Affordable Housing)
LINC UP (Single Family Affordable Housing)
DETROIT, MI — The USGBC Detroit Region community announces the winners of this year’s leadership awards, which recognize individuals who have made outstanding commitments to their local community and projects located in the state of Michigan with outstanding achievement in the realm of green building design and construction.

USGBC Detroit Region recognizes six people (five with Volunteer Leadership Awards and one with a Legacy Leadership Award), and four projects (two with Leadership Awards and two with honorable mentions). The volunteers receiving the Leadership Awards have all been involved with the USGBC Detroit Region community and have spent much of their time focusing on supporting sustainability locally.

The volunteer receiving the Legacy Leadership Award helped to establish the initial USGBC Detroit Region chapter and has continued to dedicate passion and time to supporting sustainability locally. Eligible projects were judged based on the categories in the LEED rating system.

Volunteer Leadership Awards
  • Kevin McNeely | USGBC Detroit Region Advisory Board, Advocacy Committee Chair, Residential Committee Chair | Principal, McNeely Building Group, LLC
  • Peggy Matta, LEED AP BD+C | USGBC Detroit Region Advisory Board, Green Schools Committee Co-Chair | Project Architect, Redstone Architects, Inc.
  • Vito Rosolino, LEED AP BD+C | USGBC Detroit Region Advisory Board, Sustainable Detroit Forum Planning Committee, Education and Events Committee Chair | Project Manager, Ferndale Electric Company
  • Ruth Schmidt | USGBC Detroit Region Volunteer, Sustainable Detroit Forum Planning Committee | Vice President of External Affairs, Wayne State University
  • Harold Wilcox | USGBC Detroit Region Volunteer, Sustainable Detroit Forum Planning Committee, Green Schools Committee Co-Chair | Assistant Superintendent, Detroit and Sustainability Manager, Turner Construction Company
Legacy Leadership Award
  • Patrick Smithbauer | USGBC Detroit Region Founder, USGBC Detroit Region Advisory Board
Leadership Award
Wayne State University, Anthony Wayne Housing - LEED Silver | Achieved Certification Under LEED 2009 in September 2020

Anthony Wayne Housing is part of a phased student housing master plan at Wayne State University. The LEED Silver building comprises a new 11-story central tower, with a connected six-story south wing and an eight-story north wing. The building is approximately 400,000 square feet and features studio, one-, two- and four-bedroom units with kitchens and bathrooms. The facility also includes lounge spaces, outdoor courtyard green spaces, retail space, and a campus health clinic.

AUCH Construction Headquarters - LEED Gold | Achieved Certification Under LEED 2009 in June 2020

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The AUCH Construction Headquarters is recognized for exemplary leadership in energy and environmental design. From the beginning, AUCH envisioned a project that would tell a story of responsible corporate stewardship. AUCH’s position in the construction industry allowed it to leverage the message of sustainability, energy/resource conservation, and innovation across the owner, architecture and engineering, contractor, tradesperson, and local communities.

Honorable Mentions
Consumer Energy, Livonia Service Center - LEED Silver | Achieved Certification Under LEED v4 BD+C: New Construction in November 2018

Consumer Energy's Livonia Service Center was one of the first registered LEED v4 projects in the U.S. and includes office, utility meter service, and vehicle maintenance areas. Sustainable project features include using an integrative design process, substantial energy savings verified through energy modeling, envelope commissioning, a high-performance HVAC design, and reflective interior finishes to enhance daylighting.

LINC UP (Single Family Affordable Housing) - LEED Silver | Achieved Certification Under LEED v4.1 in October 2020

LINC UP has earned LEED Silver certification under the LEED 4.1 rating system. This home is a single family residence built in Grand Rapids’ Seeds of Promise neighborhood. It was LINC UP's first newly constructed home to achieve LEED certification — the result of working through the Grand Rapids Affordable Housing Program and in consultation with the GreenHome Institute to fund certification.

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SITECH Michigan
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AIS Construction Equipment
SITECH
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SITECH Michigan