July 14, 2010
WRT Projects Receive Designing the Parks Awards
Two WRT projects received awards during the inaugural Designing the Parks awards program. The LEED Gold-rated Blue Ball Dairy Barn won an Honor Award for Preservation, and the Floyds Fork Greenway Master Plan won a Merit Award for a Master Plan.
July 2, 2010
Robert Kerns Makes Presentation at USGBC South Florida Panel
In June, the Government Education Committee of the Miami-Dade and the Keys Branch of the South Florida Chapter of the USGBC held a panel entitled "Local Government Implementation of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants." The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, provides grants for projects across the country that improve energy efficiency.
July 1, 2010
WRT and David Rouse in the Environmental Business Journal
Principal David Rouse appeared in the April 2010 issue (Volume XXIII, Number 4) of the Environmental Business Journal, which focused on green planning. David was quoted in an article about WRT's approach to sustainability and planning entitled "For Wallace Roberts Todd, It's Less a Matter of Selling 'Green' than Engaging Client Values."
June 23, 2010
LEED-ND Pilot Project Wins First Place APA San Diego Award
Quarry Falls, a proposed mixed-use development in San Diego's Mission Valley, won first place in the APA San Diego "Innovation in Green Community Planning" category, because of its participation in the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) pilot program, in which Quarry Falls received a Gold rating. The APA award recognized how the project's LEED-ND submittal advanced green community planning.
June 23, 2010
Two WRT Projects Will Test Sustainable Landscape Rating System
The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has selected two WRT projects-the Germantown Academy Outdoor Education and Athletics Area Redevelopment and the Continental Bridge Redesign-as two of the first landscapes to participate in a program testing the nation's first rating system for green landscape design, construction, and maintenance.
June 21, 2010
Hunters View Receives LEED-ND Silver Rating
WRT's Hunters View project received a LEED-ND (Neighborhood Development) Silver rating from the US Green Building Council, joining the firm's ever-growing list of LEED certified work.