Deadline Nears for Building With Trees’ Awards of Excellence Competition
Conservation-minded builders and developers are invited to enter the 2004 Building With Trees Awards of Excellence competition, sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with NAHB and Firewise Communities. The deadline for entries is Feb. 15.
The Awards of Excellence competition is part of the Building With Trees Recognition program, which was created in 1998 to recognize builders and developers who save trees during construction and land development.
Residential, commercial, retail, industrial, public and mixed-use projects of all sizes are eligible. Only completed developments can be entered, with projects of 200 units or more considered complete if at least 75% of the homes have been built.
Judging criteria include creativity in, and attention to, protecting and planting trees during planning, design and construction and in providing for long-term tree care; commitment to tree protection by having a tree professional on the development team; inventorying existing trees and using that information to preserve trees; and communication of, and adherence to, tree protection goals throughout construction.