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Environmental Awareness Award

Congratulations to the 2014 Recipients!

 

Urban Energy Works, LLC.

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Urban Energy Works, LLC has designed and built some of the most sustainable spec homes in the U.S. The two condos (2350 and 2750 square feet), for which the award was presented, are located in the Water Hill neighborhood near downtown Ann Arbor. The all-electric homes are expected to have near zero utility bills. The homes reuse rainwater for toilets, laundry and irrigation, cutting consumption by half, while making extensive use of storm water control measures. The homes also feature certified sustainably-grown wood, a mow-free prairie landscape and cycling-centered design.

 

 

The Village of Dexter

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The Village of Dexter has provided excellent examples of the positive results of collaboration through the removal of the Mill Creek dam, restoration of the Mill Creek watershed area, completion of the new Mill Creek Park, walkway to the Village from West Ridge subdivision, and the connector to the Border-to-Border Trail from Hudson Mills MetroPark through the Village to Dexter-Huron MetroPark. The projects would not have been possible without partnerships with the Washtenaw County Road Commission, Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Department, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority (HCMA). The Village of Dexter’s efforts to return the watershed to its natural state has provided the opportunity for residents and guests to use and enjoy the Mill Creek Park. The trail network that connects to the MetroParks has made downtown Dexter a hub of recreational opportunities.

 

 

Who's Who of Past Environmental Awareness Award Recipients

1997 - Mallet's Wood: Efficient use of land.

1998 - Sunward CoHousing: Efficient use of land.

1999 - Huron Valley Watershed Council: Adopt a Stream Program.

1999 - Ed Shaffran: ReUse of buildings.

2000 - ReUse Center: Recycling efforts.

2000 - EnHouse Recycle Ann Arbor: Green building demonstration.

2001 - Habitat for Humanity

2002 - Buhr Park Children's Wet Meadow Project: Wetland preservation.

2003 - Mallet's Creek Library: Environmental friendly building practices.

2005 - Barry Wallace: Lifelong commitment to keeping Washtenaw County drinking water pure.

2005 - Cardea Construction: Green renovation of home at 1515 South Maple.

2006 - The Conlin Company: Reduction of paved parking areas in Scio Village Condominiums.

2006 - The University of Michigan School of Natural Resources: Green renovation of building.

2007 - Mayor John Hiefje: Environmental friendly policies.

2007 - Robyn Angle: Green construction of Clearlake home.

2008 - Big George's Appliance Mart: Green construction of new store on Stadium Boulivard.

2009 - Gordon Hall

2009 -  The Cedars

2010 - Architectural Resources, LLC: Embracing green initiatives in her work as a REALTOR.

2010 - Meadowlark Builders: Their reuse, recycling, and energy efficient practices.

2011 - Laura Shope: Embracing green initiatives in her work in real estate.

2011 - Habitate for Humanity Huron Valley.

2012 - Matt & Kelly Grocoff, GreenovationTV.com

2012 - First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor

2013 - Matt & Rene Greff, Arbor Brewing Company 

2013 - The Betty Brigade

 

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