ENVIRONMENTAL NOMINEES

The winners in the Environmental Impact category demonstrate the use of innovative environmental solutions in the project. They overcame challenges and represent successful collaboration among multiple parties which enabled the project to excel. Winning projects implemented innovative designs and energy-efficient technologies and often used recyclable materials resulting in classifying them as "green" developments.

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The goal of this project was to completely renovate, rehabilitate, and expand a contaminated, vacant and functionally obsolete building in order…

223 Nevins Street

The project area was within an active residential and coomercial area. Active sidewalks were on three sides of the project area and one of the…

Astoria Athletic Complex

There were four main goals for the project: 1. City of Astoria - Close the municipal landfill and meet the requirements of official closure…

Berry Lane Park

One of the most ambitious open space projects to be undertaken in Jersey City, New Jersey's history, Berry Lane Park has transformed approximately…

Bush Terminal Park

Goal: Preservation and remediation of a contaminated former landfill on the edge of a residential and waterfront area in Brooklyn, NY. The site-specific…

California Landfill-Based Solar Projects

California is home to approximately 225 closed landfills that may be suitable for the development of utility scale solar farms. Closed landfills…

Cardinal Health Medical Supply Warehouse

Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) was founded in 1915 by automotive pioneer Henry Ford. HFHS has grown into one of the nation’s leading…

Cardinal Health Medical Supply Warehouse

Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) was founded in 1915 by automotive pioneer Henry Ford. HFHS has grown into one of the nation’s leading…

Chesapeake Commerce Center

The development of Duke Realty Corporation's (Duke) Chesapeake Commerce Center was conducted in a manner that concurrently satisfied the requirements…

Defense Logistics Agency

In-Situ Thermal Desorption (ISTD) was used to remediate CVOC contaminants in the soil. The system consisted of 376 heater wells to depths of…

Dell, Inc.

In a world where companies look to move to the suburbs, the City and Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce were successful in making an…

Denver Central Platte

A variety of funding techniques and sources were used in financing the acquisition, remediation and redevelopment of the property including…

Devon Energy Center

The project has had and no doubt will continue to have significant economic and other impacts for the betterment of not just downtown Oklahoma…

Fonstad Residence

The project is a culmination of our efforts in attempting to create a sustainable system that can be integrated into any architectural form.

Former East Plant

The Former East Plant was the first site entered into the WV VCP, and has received many awards including the WV Governor's Environmental Stewardship…

Former Ertel Mfg

While the Ertel project is not distinguished by many departures from standard cleanup technologies because of the time-critical nature of the…

H&H Dry Cleaner

Goal of the project: To perform interim remedial action for the PCE-contaminated groundwater located on the down-gradient property boundary…

B-2 Police Station

This project was awarded the Environmental Business Council of New England's Nicholas Humber Environmental - Energy Award for Outstanding Collaboration

Franklin Bank Mine

The Franklin Bank reclamation project demonstrates its uniqueness by the fact that it was, first, formerly a mine land site, which is unique…

Gautier Oil Site

The goal is to reduce residual risk to human health and the environment through mitigation of affected soil, sediment, and groundwater, and…

Goodwin College

The project transformed a 40 acre oil tank farm and terminal on the banks of the Connecticut River in East Hartford, Connecticut to a vibrant…

Gowdy Field

Columbus Urban Growth Corporation was established by the City of Columbus, Ohio to identify sites in the central city that may have issues and…

Guthrie Green

The Guthrie Green project includes the transformation of a 2.7-acre brownfield into a dynamic green community park with gardens, interactive…

Harbor Shores Community

Harbor Shores Community Redevelopment, Inc. (HSCRI), a non-profit entity, is investing in the future of Southwest Michigan and building Harbor…

HDV 9 Main

This project not only changed the lives for the residents of Senoia by bringing in jobs. The studio not only incated change in the town but…

Hercules Chemical

The property was the location of a chemical plant operated by Hercules from 1947 to 1992. Hercules manufactured trade name chemicals such as…

Highpointe of Clemson

Goal of the project: To revitalize land that had been sitting idle for years by putting the property back into productive use and thereby boost…

Historic American Can Building

Located in the heart of one of Cincinnati's most unique & vibrant-but economically distressed-neighborhood, the scale of this dense project…

Historic Fourth Ward Park

Opened in June 2011, the 17-acre Historic Fourth Ward Park transformed a barren, contaminated site north of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthplace…

King Edward Hotel

The Jackson City Council and the Hinds County Board of Supervisors approved infrastructure funding for the project. The City Council also approved…

Novation Technology Campus

The Town of Madison was selected to receive a brownfields assessment grant and a revolving loan fund grant. The Town is a community of 6,975…

Intrust Bank Arena

The remediation included VOC (primarily PCE and TCE) from soil and groundwater to a depth of 30 feet. Overseen by the Kansas Departmentof Health…

Savocchio Business Park

Now known as the Savocchio Business Park, the former Cohen /A-1 Auto Property is located in the City of Erie's east side, adjacent to the largest…

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

Although the removal of the underground storage tanks and contaminated soils were completed through routine closure and excavation activities,…

Keystone Industrial Port

Project is a brownfield site being put back to productive incrementally. Site is located in Fairless Hills, Pa, along the Delaware River. Site…

La Terraza

The developer is CS Melrose Site B LLC, which is a joint venture of developers, a community-based non-profit, and an architectural and urban…

Lake Conestee Park

The remedy for the Lake Conestee site involves maintenance of the site in its natural, undisturbed condition, allowing minimal disturbance of…

Landfill Solar Development Handbook

The goal of the project was to create a development handbook to assist developers with the challenges they would face when developing a solar…

Lilydale Regional Park

Building "the Most Livable City in America" is a core mission of the City of St. Paul and a goal that is featured prominently on the home page…

Loves Park Playground

The former JH Patterson Lumber Company property is a 6.5 acre site located in Loves Park, Illinois, a suburban community of 23,996 located within…

Mason Run

Move over Mayberry. Mason Run is the new icon of a classic American small town. For over ten years, the City of Monroe, Michigan, Crosswinds…

Massachusetts Clean Energy

The Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC) is a large scale industrial building in which wind turbine blades are tested for structural integrity…

Maxwell Place

This project is unique primarily due to the cleanup of 14 acres (the land portion of the 24 acre site) contaminated by former industrial uses…

Menomonee Valley Center

The Menomonee Valley Industrial Center's (MVIC's) presence in the Valley both enhances and capitalizes on the region's strengths by incorporating…

Mercyhurst College Development

Progress on sustainability at Mercyhurst thus far has been achieved through the Mercyhurst Green Team, a constellation of forces that includes…

Mobile Container Terminal

This project is one of the largest brownfield redevelopment projects ever undertaken in the State of Alabama.

LEED®-Certified Police Station

The City's financial investment in the project helped procure multiple federal and state funding sources for the site's cleanup and redevelopment

Newport South Landfill

When a landfill no longer takes waste and is closed, its uses for redevelopment are limited. The Newport South Landfill in Newport, Delaware…

North Haven Commons

The 23-acre site is located along the Quinnipiac River, near the Montowese interchange of I-91 in North Haven, Connecticut.

Ohlone College Newark

Ohlone Community College had an established campus in neighboring Fremont with 8,000 students. The goal of this project was to build a new public…

Oklahoma City

One of the challenges faced in getting this public-private partnership off the ground was selecting the right mix of projects that would allow…

Open Hearth Park

This project is located in Sydney, Nova Scotia along the edge of Sydney Harbor. For nearly a century, those shores bordered one of North America’s…

Austin Health Center

PCC Community Wellness Center was founded in recognition of the need for community-based health care services for the medically underserved…

Philadelphia Wholesale Produce

The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM), located at 6700 Essington Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest fully-refrigerated…

Pickle Line Tandem

The Project is located within the 94-year-old Ford Rouge Complex, partially owned by Severstal, and fits the full meaning of the term "Brownfield."…

Piquette Square

Piquette Square, a 3.85 acre site and once home to the former Studebaker factory and Brownfield site at the corner of Piquette and Brush in…

Circling Waters

Goal of the project: Create upland and intertidal ecological habitat to complete mitigation obligations incurred due to several Port development…

QWDC Parcel 8

Through this groundbreaking solution, the project not only achieved the specific remedial objectives, which included preventing human and animal…

River Road Redevelopment

The City of Toledo led a brownfield redevelopment effort on over one-half mile of riverfront property adjacent to Interstate 75 that has forever…

River's Edge-Phase I

River's Edge (originally TeleCom City) was conceived as a regional economic development project by the cities of Everett, Malden and Medford,…

Riverwalk

The overall goal of the project was to transform a former industrial complex and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Treatment, Storage,…

Schmidt Artist Lofts

Goal: to design and implement a cost effective environmental remediation solution for a historic local brewery. The goal of the environmental…

Scituate Solar I

Thanks to Brightfields Development LLC, a New England area solar developer, Scituate, MA, became the first town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts…

South Elm Street

'Green approach' solutions would include stormwater harvesting systems such as cistrerns and rain gardens. Intensive greenroofs would reduce…

Stafford Park

Stafford Park is unique in virtually every aspect of its approvals, remediation efforts, and redevelopment. The approval process was challenging…

Steelcase Campus

A true public.private partnership, local government has to have skin in the game in order to lobby the project with officials at the MEDC (MI…

SteelStacks

ArtsQuest has built an innovative and green performing arts center on the site of the old Bethlehem Steel plant, the largest industrial Brownfield…

Target Field

Formerly a stagnant parking lot, this site has now been transformed into one of the most accessible sports facilities in all of American sports.

Testa Produce, Inc.

The goal of the project is to turn an otherwise unused piece of land into a thriving, sustainable distribution center and in turn making Testa…

The Batch Yard

This project converted vacant former industrial buildings and parking lots into 328 rental apartments targeted toward the millennial generation.…

The Batch Yard

This project converted vacant former industrial buildings and parking lots into 328 rental apartments targeted toward the millennial generation.…

The Encinitas Community Park Project

The Encinitas Community Park project, located to the west of Interstate 5 in the City of Encinitas, California, redeveloped approximately 44…

Kroc Community Center

Several factors make this project unique from other successful brownfields projects. The most notable is the turnaround of a large blighted,…

Tinker Aerospace Complex (TAC)

The goal of the Oklahoma County Commissioners was to acquire the former General Motors Assembly Plant and successfully attract a manufacturing…

Coeur d'Alenes

The goal of the project was to remove a legacy of mining-related substances within the abandoned right-of-way (ROW) and contain any remaining…

Union Crossing I

Located in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the Union Crossing project is a transformative urban redevelopment of a former textile mill complex along…

University Commons

The goals of this Brownfield project were defined by the various parties involved. The original owner worked diligently to achieve the goal…

Ventower Industries

The project's environmental response actions relied on exposure mitigation techniques incorporated into the redevelopment design, instead of…

Walker Landing

Eden Housing partnered with The DeSilva Group and the City of Hayward to redevelop a former industrial facility with Walker Landing, a community…

Walker Landing

Walker Landing was the first project to be assessed and remediated pursuant to the California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act of 2004 (CLRRA),…

Waunakee Redevelopment

The Village of Waunakee, Wisconsin, retained Ayres Associates to assist the Village with managing environmental concerns at the former Stokely…

Whittier Peninsula

The uniqueness of the Whittier Peninsula project lies in its location, project collaboration and dramatic environmental restoration. A former…

Woonsocket Middle School

The project was conducted primarily as a "Voluntary Clean-up" by the City of Woonsocket, as the City was classified as a bona fide prospective…