Enter the AARP-NAHB Livable Communities Awards
Entries are now open for NAHB and AARP’s fourth annual Livable Communities Awards recognizing builders, remodelers, developers architects and land planners who have designed, built and created unique homes and community projects that improve the daily comfort, ease and safety of their residents and highlight the critical elements needed for a livable community.
The awards are open to builders, remodelers, developers and architects and land planners.
Applications are due by July 16.
Winning entries will be honored for:
- Design elements that accommodate the needs of all residents with all levels of physical ability — from children through grandparents
- Easy access to community services and features such as retail, restaurants, medical, social and cultural activities, as well as viable transportation options
- Improved energy efficiency that reduces long-term utility costs
- Enhanced site design that enables residents of a neighborhood to commute easily to the broader community
A panel selected by NAHB and AARP will review the applications and select the finalists.
Judging criteria vary from category to category, but points will be awarded based on:
- Universal design features
- Ease of maintenance and energy efficiency
- Exterior design and landscaping/site design
- Incorporation of livable community design features
- Stakeholder involvement
Four projects were selected as winners of the award in 2008:
For more information on the awards or to apply online, visit www.nahb.org/livablecommunities.
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