A sustainability expert has once again judged the sustainability entries as part of the 2023 ENR MidAtlantic Best Projects awards.

The Sustainability Award winner is honored as part of the Best Projects 2023 awards event on Nov. 2 in Baltimore. For more information on the event visit: https://www.enr.com/enr-best-projects-awards/baltimore All of the Best Project winners and Award of Merit winners will be honored at the event and profiled more in depth in the October issue of ENR MidAtlantic.

For the sustainability award, our expert judged the projects based on their sustainability information, which includes the project's overall sustainability strategy, choice of materials, energy savings, etc., as described in an essay question. While major green designations like LEED and WELL are preferable, they are not absolutely critical.Our judge also considered how well the project team went above and beyond baseline industry requirements on the submitted project. Entries that clearly identify the strategies that led to excellent sustainability results were scored higher than more general responses.

The sustainability judge was Josh Rollins, marketing director and LEED AP BD+C advocating for a focus on sustainability at Suffolk Construction Co. 

This year's winner is:

Excellence in Sustainability Award

The Erie Insurance Thomas B. Hagen Building

Erie, Pa.

Submitted by Albert Kahn Associates