Every year we witness a deepening awareness and maturity in sustainable design, but nowhere is this more evident than in the projects submitted for consideration in our EcoHome Design Awards program and in the outstanding projects ultimately selected to receive the awards. This year’s 17 award-winning projects show continued progress in environmental design and demonstrate that the integration of rich architectural design and true technical performance is clearly taking hold. From new to remodeled homes and multifamily to affordable housing, these projects provide shining examples of design solutions that provide sustainable shelter in a wide range of styles, locations, and costs.
About the AuthorRick Schwolsky
Rick Schwolsky, construction manager for
the 2015 Greenbuild Unity Home, has worked in the residential construction
industry for more than 40 years with a special focus on high-performance homes.
Before joining Hanley Wood in 1993 as BUILDER’s construction editor and later
launching EcoHome magazine, he was president of Grafton Builders, a successful
custom home building company in Vermont.