2006 Award Winners

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Award Winners 2006

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Accompanying Nancy Somerville and Steven Peck are, from left to right and top to bottom: Kara Strong, Sustainable Design Consulting (accepting on behalf of Eco Housing Corporation); Steve Skinner, American Hydrotech; Peter MacDonagh, Kestrel Design Group; Jeffrey Bruce, Jeffrey L. Bruce and Company; Theresa Bell and Jason Mancini, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center; David Clough, Sasaki Associates Inc.; Steve Koch, Koch Landscape Architecture; Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone and Doctor David Beattie

About The Awards

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities established the Green Roof Awards of Excellence in 2003 to recognize green roof projects which exhibit extraordinary leadership in integrated design and implementation. The awards also increase general awareness of green roof infrastructure and its associated public and private benefits, while recognizing the valuable contributions of green roof design professionals.


  • All types of buildings and green roof designs are eligible.
  • Age of project is unlimited but it must be completed, i.e., growing.
  • Participants from last year that did not win are welcome to re-submit.
  • North American projects only.
  • Only one lead submission per project will be accepted. All project team members
  • should be identified in the submission.
  • Submission leaders may include Landscape Architects, Architects and Engineers, Roofing/Green Roof Design Consultants, Non-profit organizations, Educational & Research Institutions, Developers, and Owners.

Award Categories

There are six awards being presented, three for extensive green roofs, those with 6 inches or less of growing media throughout; and three for intensive green roofs, those with more than six inches of growing medium (this category includes semi-intensive green roofs as well, i.e., those with a mix of more and less that six inches of growing medium). Three different categories of buildings will be awarded. New and existing or retrofit projects will be treated the same way. Hence, the award categories are:

  • Intensive Industrial/Commercial
  • Intensive Institutional
  • Intensive Residential (Single family and/or multi-unit)
  • Extensive Institutional
  • Extensive Industrial/Commercial
  • Extensive Residential (Single family and/or multiunit)

Applicants may submit more than one project for the same, or different award categories.

Evaluation Process

Projects are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team of seven professionals, which include architecture, landscape architecture, engineering and horticultural expertise. Each project is evaluated from the power point presentation and the project description. Projects are evaluated according to a broad range of weighted criteria which include Aesthetic, Economic, Functional and Ecological components.

Thank You to Our Judges

Jeffery Bruce, Jeffery L. Bruce & Company
Paul Farmer, American Planning Association
Michael F. Gibbons, Architectural Systems Inc.
Bryan Glascock, City of Boston, Environment Department
Monika Kuhn, Architect
Ed Snodgrass, Green Roof Plants
Nancy Somerville, American Society of Landscape Architects

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About Green Roofs

by Steven Peck
GRHC founder/president

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