Green Building Council honors champions of sustainability

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File photo: TechVentures2 is among the honorees at tonight's Green Building Council event.
File photo: TechVentures2 is among the honorees at tonight's Green Building Council event.

Several Lehigh Valley businesses and organizations will be honored tonight for their efforts to promote green projects.

The Lehigh Valley Branch of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council will hold its Fourth Annual Sustainability Awards at Seegers Union Building, Muhlenberg College, Allentown.

The ceremony will honor all projects and organizations nominated in four categories, including private projects, public projects, green campus and individual.

The green projects, organizations and individuals will be honored as part of the Lehigh Valley Branch Annual Membership Celebration. The gala reception will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Great Room at Seegers Union. The public is invited to attend.

Registration for this event can be found at

http://dvgbc.org/event/2013-dvgbcannual-membership-celebrationlehigh-valley.

The nominees:

Private Project Nominees: For the best example of the implementation of sustainable facility design, construction and management practices within the private sector include:

• Ben Franklin Technology Partners TechVentures2.

• Muhlenberg College East Hall.

• Lafayette College Grossman House.

• TD Bank, Bethlehem.

Public Project Nominees: For the best example of the implementation of sustainable facility design, construction and management practices within the public sector include:

• Willow Lane Elementary School, East Penn School District.

• PBS Channel 39.

• Habitat Lehigh Valley ReStore.

• Gertrude B. Fox Environmental Center.

• Lehigh Gap Nature Center.

Green Campus: For an institution of higher education, health care provider or commercial/industrial entity that owns and operates a multifacility campus following sustainable policies and practices include:

• Lehigh Valley Health Network.

• Rodale.

• Franklin Vineyard.

• Fegley's BrewWorks, Allentown.

Individual: For the individual that best exemplifies the spirit of sustainable design, construction and management within the Lehigh Valley include:

• Brian Baker, co-owner, director of marketing and design at Baker Development Group LLC.

• Chris Nelson, Lafayette College sophomore, leading Lafayette environmental awareness and protection.

• Nicole Cammisa, Muhlenberg College student, president of the Tree House, Muhlenberg's sustainability house.

• William Dohe, principal, R&D Architecture.

Sustainable Community: For the community association and/or municipality that has

best demonstrated the implementation of sustainable initiatives and policies that promote

sustainable living include:

• Emmaus Borough.

• Saucon Rail Trail.

• Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority.

Stacy Wescoe

Stacy Wescoe

Writer and online editor Stacy Wescoe has her finger on the pulse of the business community in the Greater Lehigh Valley and keeps you up-to-date with technology and trends, plus what coworkers and competitors are talking about around the water cooler — and on social media. She can be reached at stacyw@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 104. Follow her on Twitter at @morestacy and on Facebook. Circle Stacy Wescoe on .

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