The city of Phoenix won two Crescordia Awards at Saturday’s Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards gala sponsored by Arizona Forward in partnership with SRP.
The city’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) received the Crescordia in the Livable Communities/Sustainable Communities category, and the Phoenix Sky Train™ was honored for Livable Communities/Multimodal Transportation and Connectivity.
NSP incorporates innovative technologies, building methods, and environmentally conscious practices to create green affordable homes conveniently located near transit, community resources and other amenities.
Serving 10,000 users a day, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport’s Sky Train™ is the only public transportation campus in the world to receive LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
“Phoenix is emerging as a model for other cities looking to find creative ways to build a more sustainable future,” said Mayor Greg Stanton. “We’re going to continue to invest in innovative solutions, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it creates new economic opportunities.”
In addition to the two Crescordias, the city and its partners received 11 Awards of Merit for the following:
Building and Structures – Residential
Buildings and Structures – Civic
Buildings and Structures – Industrial and Public Works
Livable Communities – Sustainable Communities
Site Development and Landscape – Public Sector
Site Development and Landscape -Trails
Site Development and Landscape – Parks
Art in Public Places
Environmental Technologies – Public Sector
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