Crescent Crossings Receives Residential Project Award of Honor at 2017 CTGBC Awards
November 02, 2017
Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) is excited to announce that Crescent Crossings, a recently developed affordable housing complex in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was honored at the Connecticut Green Building Council’s (CTGBC) Award Ceremony this past Thursday. The development received the Residential Project Award of Honor, the highest award in the residential category.
Now in their ninth year, the awards celebrate new construction and renovation projects in the residential, commercial, and public sectors that demonstrate significant commitment to energy and water conservation, use of low impact materials, effective site design and transport linkage, and indoor air quality. The 2017 award recipients were judged on categories such as sustainable goals, challenges, innovative strategies and performance metrics.
The success of Crescent Crossings was made possible by the collaboration of various partners including JHM Financial Group, Crosskey Architects and Viking Construction, who teamed up to produce a durable, welcoming community that enables low utility bills for its tenants. SWA provided sustainability consulting services to achieve LEED for Homes Platinum, ENERGY STAR v3.1 and Indoor airPLUS certifications.
As part of their commitment to sustainability, Crescent Crossings features ENERGY STAR lighting, windows and appliances, and environmentally preferable materials. The demand for water was reduced by installing native, drought tolerant plants, low flow plumbing fixtures, and high efficiency irrigation. Renewables were also incorporated into the project. Situated atop the multifamily building, solar PV supplies a portion of the common area’s energy demands.
In years past, various SWA projects have been recognized by the CTGBC, including one award in 2015 and three awards in 2014, spanning from residential to commercial new construction. This year’s event took place at Alexion in New Haven, a recent SWA project which stands as a pinnacle for Green Building in Connecticut, having recently earned LEED© Platinum Certification.