Yesterday, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released the list of winners of its 2015 LEED for Homes Awards, recognizing five sustainable residential projects, as well as developers and builders who focus on green building. Recipients must have either completed an outstanding project in the previous year or are proven leaders in the field of sustainable home building. 

The USGBC reports that nearly 196,500 residential units are currently participating in LEED, with more than 82,000 projects having already earned the LEED for Homes certification. Of those certified projects, 43 percent are considered affordable housing. 

Check out the winners below and in our Project Gallery.

Project of the Year: Paseo Verde by Wallace Roberts Todd; Philadelphia

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Outstanding Single-Family Home of the Year: Smith Residence by Archipelago Hawaii; Kailua, Hawaii

Mokulua High Performance Builder


Outstanding Multifamily Project: 888 North San Mateo Drive by TCA Architects in San Mateo, Calif.

Courtesy of TCA Architects.
Courtesy of TCA Architects.


Outstanding Affordable Project: Star Apartments by Michael Maltzan Architecture; Los Angeles

Michael Maltzan Architecture

Outstanding Commitment to LEED: Gerding Edlen; Portland, Ore.

Beech Street Apartments by Holst Architecture in Portland, Ore.
Andrew Pogue/Gerding Edlen Beech Street Apartments by Holst Architecture in Portland, Ore.

Outstanding Affordable Developer: NeighborWorks Umpqua; Roseburg, Ore.
 

Eagle Landing Apartments in Roseburg, Ore.
NeighborWorks Umpqua. Eagle Landing Apartments in Roseburg, Ore.


Outstanding Multifamily Builder: The Dinerstein Companies; Houston

The Millennium High Street in Houston.
The Dinerstein Companies The Millennium High Street in Houston.