LEEDership Awards Delivers Rave Reviews!

By all accounts, the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter's LEEDership Awards program was a fantastic success! A handsome crowd of more than 125 attendees turned
out on October 15 to recognize and honor those outstanding projects, inspirational businesses, dedicated individuals, and instrumental Chapter members who are LEEDing the way to a more sustainable built environment in our Gulf Coast community. 

Dave Pogue, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility for CBRE, Inc., and an essential contributor to sustainability discourse globally, emceed the event. Armed with leading research, 40 years of real estate experience, and some pockets of humor, Dave told the story of the Gulf Coast Region’s green adoption, offering, "Every award recipient tonight, as well as every nominee’s team member, matters to the research we continue to pursue. My congratulations to all of the winners locally, and my thanks to them for driving trends tracked internationally."

The President of the Chapter, Lacey Willard of CBRE, Inc., said, "For five years in a row now, our LEEDership Award recipients have become imperative to driving our Chapter’s mission. With every award bestowed, every building certified, every advocate accredited, and every community event sold out, we inch closer to truly adopting sustainability in our region. We should be proud of our accomplishments toward our vision, and excited about the opportunities we will continue to undertake together."

Attendees including building practitioners, professionals and Chapter members. The LEEDership evening included the Chapter’s Annual Meeting, a networking hour, a seated dinner, Dave's keynote address, and the awards ceremony. The Chapter also celebrated its exceedingly successful programming for 2014.  


LEEDership Awards Recipients

Most Outstanding LEED for Homes

  • Tip Top Haus / Submitted by Josh Wynne Construction
Most Outstanding LEED fro Commercial Interiors
  • KPMG-Tampa / Submitted by ASD
Most Outstanding LEED for Core & Shell
  • Axelrod Medical Pavilion at Morton Plant Hospital / Submitted by Creative Contractors, Inc.
Most Outstanding LEED for Existing Buildings
  • Renaissance Center / Submitted by exp U.S. Services Inc.
Most Outstanding LEED for New Construction
  • Design Styles Architecture Headquarters / Submitted by Design Styles Architecture, Inc.
Most Outstanding LEED for New Construction-Higher Education
  • University of Tampa West Kennedy Hall / Submitted by The Beck Group
Most Outstanding Business of the Year
  • Josh Wynne Construction
Most Outstanding Municipality of the Year
  • City of Oldsmar
Most Outstanding Community Leader of the Year
  • Edible Peace Patch / Submitted by Julius the Architect, LLC
Most Outstanding Branch Members of the Year
  • Sarah Mason, Tampa
  • Tony Stefan, Myakka River
  • Tessa Lesage, Southwest Florida
Most Outstanding Chapter Member of the Year
  • Leigh Kendall
President's Award Recipient
  • Lee Cooke

Thanks To Our Sponsors! 

Charitable support from the business community makes a tremendously impactful difference to our nonprofit organization. Click on the logos below to learn more about those outstanding companies that supported our annual 2014 LEEDership Awards program. 

 


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



  
LEEDership Awards Hall of Fame

Outstanding LEED for Homes
2013 -- Affordable: Hope Landing
2013 -- The Pearl
2014 -- Tip Top Haus
Most Outstanding Business of the Year
2013 -- Everglades University Sarasota Campus
2014 -- Josh Wynne Construction


Outstanding LEED for Commercial Interiors
2013 -- CBRE, Inc.
2014 -- KPMG-Tampa
Most Outstanding Municipality of the Year
2013 -- Lee County
2014 -- City of Oldsmar


Outstanding LEED for Core & Shell
2013 -- Metwest Two
2014 -- Axelrod Medical Pavilion at Morton Plant Hospital

Most Outstanding Innovative Design Team of the Year
2013 -- The Beck Group

Outstanding LEED for Existing Buildings
2013 -- Lakepoint Two
2014 -- Renaissance Center
Most Outstanding Community Leader of the Year
2014 -- Edible Peace Patch

Outstanding LEED for New Construction
2013 -- Sun N Fun Wellness Center
2014 -- Design Styles Architecture Headquarters

Most Outstanding Branch Members of the Year
2013 -- Sandra Ballestra, Tampa
2013 -- Tony Stefan, Myakka River
2013 -- Tony Richardson, Southwest Florida
2014 -- Sarah Mason, Tampa
2014 -- Tony Stefan, Myakka River
2014 -- Tessa Lesage, Southwest Florida

Outstanding LEED for NC - Government
2013 -- I-75 Rest Areas


Most Outstanding Chapter Member of the Year
2013 -- Travis Barnes
2014 -- Leigh Kendall

Outstanding LEED for NC - Higher Education
2013 -- USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS)
2014 -- University of Tampa West Kennedy Hall


President's Award
2013 -- Colleen Mackin
2014 -- Lee Cooke




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