Grass House Announced as Recipient of USGBC-NCR Responsible Design Award
USGBC National Capital Region announced its 2020 Community Leader Award winners on July 23, at its annual “A Midsummer Night’s Green” celebration. The widely acclaimed Grass House, a Steven Winter Associates project, is the recipient of the Responsible Design award. The project is LEED® v4 Platinum certified and features natural, locally-sources building materials such as willow branch, milled walnut, and mycelium.
Grass House was built by the owner-architect whose design included office space. SWA provided sustainability consulting, served as the project’s Green Rater, and conducted manual J heating and cooling load calculations to confirm HVAC sizing and proper ventilation. The SWA team worked closely with Andrew Linn and Jack Becker of bld.us to deliver a truly environmentally innovative and responsible building.
The 18th annual award ceremony, hosted virtually, is USGBC-NCR’s biggest event of the year. A Midsummer Night’s Green brings together industry leaders and sustainability advocates from across the DC metro area to “toast the best of the best in local green building.”