2011 Building New Hampshire Award Winners Announced
Recognized for Sustainable Building and Remodeling Projects in the Granite State
Eckman Construction Company, Inc
November 2, 2011
PORTSMOUTH, NH – Fourteen New Hampshire builders, architects, and homeowners were named the winners of the prestigious 2011 Building New Hampshire Awards. The announcement was made today at an awards breakfast held at the Residence Inn/Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center, New Hampshire’s first LEED-certified hotel and conference facility.
The winning entries were selected in recognition of their work to build, remodel, or retrofit an energy-efficient, high-performance residence or commercial building. The award-winning projects were designed and built to minimize their carbon footprint and impact on the environment. Energy Star-, LEED-, ReGreen-, and National Green Building Standard-certified are considered equally.
“The winners of the 2011 Building New Hampshire Awards are the people to watch,” said Kathy Poggi, principal of Seacoast Ink and producer of the awards program. “With a sense of responsibility, they’re the ones who are producing some of the most innovative, sustainable building and remodeling projects in the Granite State.”
Winning architects and builders in the commercial build category were Pro-Con Inc., Harriman Architects and Engineers, Eckman Construction Co., and Lavallee Brensinger Architects, which took two of the awards—for their design of the Primex Office Complex in Concord, as well as for Pondside III, a student residence facility at Keene State University.
Commercial remodel and retrofit project awards went to Breathe New Hampshire for the energy-efficient revival of its new Manchester facility and to Regeneration Park, for its conversion of the former Edwards Toyota retail automotive showroom on Lafayette Road in Portsmouth into a sustainable, multi-use green office and retail building.
“By spotlighting these progressive members of the New Hampshire building community, it’s our hope that others will follow their leads,” commented Poggi. “Through their commitment, they’re making New Hampshire a more sustainable place in which to live, work, and play.”