Baltimore, MD—(Jan. 27, 2017)—Today, USGBC Maryland announced the winners of the 2016 Wintergreen Awards, an annual recognition of businesses and local projects that demonstrate exemplary commitment and achievements in creating a more sustainable future for Maryland. The winners were recognized at a ceremony held at the Exelon Baltimore headquarters yesterday evening.

“As one of the top 10 states in the country for LEED certification, Maryland continues to be a leader in the green building movement and environmental stewardship,” said Sabrina Bachman, director of community for USGBC Maryland. “Many of the projects celebrated at the Wintergreen awards are prime examples of the high-caliber buildings and projects that are driving the sustainable built sector across the state and contributing to our goal of a green building for all within this generation.”

The 2016 USGBC Maryland Wintergreen Award winners are:

  • Nonprofit/Public Project: Center for Parks and People at Auchentoroly Terrace, Baltimore
  • Small Commercial Project: Clarksville Commons, Clarksville
  • Large Commercial Project: Exelon Baltimore Headquarters and Exelon Building, Baltimore
  • Residential Project: Flats 8300, Bethesda
  • Education Project: Salisbury University Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Building, Salisbury
  • Innovation Project: Tiny House—Mobile Energy Education Center, Baltimore
  • Leadership: Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore
  • President’s Choice: Lorax Partnerships, Baltimore
  • People’s Choice Project: 1201 Winterson—Redevelopment, Linthicum

Maryland ranked seventh in the annual Top 10 States for LEED, which was announced earlier this week. The state had 104 LEED projects, accounting for 13.43 million square feet (or 2.33 square feet per resident), certified in 2016.

Since the state’s first LEED certification in 2000, more than 900 projects have been certified across the state—equivalent to nearly 105.7 million square feet. The green building industry also serves as an economic driver in the state. Between 2015 and 2018, green building construction in Maryland is expected to support more than 200,000 jobs and $11.42 billion in labor earnings, according to USGBC’s 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study.

For USGBC’s full press release, please click here.

Photo taken by Karl Connelly for Ziger/Snead Architects.