By Albert Hong, Generosity
The second annual SustainPHL awards event was earlier this month but it doesn’t mean there ain’t more awards to be given out for the sustainable work being done in Philly.
And wouldn’t you know it, this upcoming awards ceremony is hosted by one of this year’s SustainPHL nominees, the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC), a nonprofit working to promote sustainable building in the Greater Philly, Lehigh Valley and Delaware areas.
On Sept. 19, DVGBC will be hosting the 2017 Groundbreaker Awards ceremony, which “recognizes leaders in the green building industry that demonstrate innovation, commitment to sustainability in the built environment and environmental, social and/or economic impact,” according to a press release.
Lastly, there’s the Project Award, for which the winner will be announced at the awards. Here are your six finalists below, with a brief description as to why each project was nominated:
The Whitehall; 3795 Schuylkill Road (Spring City, PA) — The Whitehall, developed by Mission First Housing Group, combines adaptive reuse of an historic Inn with new construction, while implementing Passive House design and construction and other sustainable practices, all at the same time that it serves an at-risk segment of the community, veterans of Chester County.
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