2017 Awards

Save the date! The 2017 Green Building Awards ceremony is scheduled for November 2, 2017.

The 2017 Call for Entries is now open! Click here to learn how to submit your project or nominate a candidate for the Green Advocate award.

2017 Jury

Meet the industry professionals who will be reviewing this year's project submissions and Green Advocate nominations:

Bruce Redman Becker, AIA, LEED AP
Becker and Becker Associates
Integrated Planning/Architecture/Development

Bruce Redman Becker is president of Becker + Becker, an integrated green development, planning, preservation and architecture firm. The firm has offices in Fairfield, Connecticut and Manhattan. Becker + Becker plans and implements transit-oriented projects that have a social and environmental value, creating mixed-use and mixed-income communities to revitalize neighborhoods, provide housing, often restoring historic buildings for new uses. Most recently, the firm completed a LEED® Platinum, net-zero energy TOD, 777 Main, in downtown Hartford; and the 1st LEED Platinum Neighborhood Development in Connecticut, a TOD which incorporates the 1st fuel cell in the world to power an apartment building at 360 State in New Haven.

In addition to being a registered architect, Bruce is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the United States Green Building Council and Urban Land Institute, and has been admitted as a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Bruce graduated from Amherst College and received MBA and Master of Architecture degrees from Yale. He lives with his wife Kraemer and two teenaged sons in Westport, Connecticut.

Claudia Dinep, ASLA, PLA
Dinep+Schwab
Landscape Architecture/Ecological Design

Claudia Dinep is a registered landscape architect and founder of Dinep+Schwab Landscape Architecture | Ecological Design, with over 22 years in practice designing public, private and institutional projects. Claudia researched and co-authored the book Sustainable Site Design: Criteria, Process + Case Studies for Integrating Site and Region in Landscape Design published as part of Wiley's sustainable design series of professional resource books. She holds a BS in Landscape Design from the University of Connecticut and an MLA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Patrick McKenna, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, SEED
Community Solutions
Architecture/Social Service

Patrick McKenna is a Project Manager at Community Solutions in Hartford, CT. Patrick is responsible for the day to day management of the real estate development activities from concept to construction completion for the Hartford, CT projects as part of Community Solutions’ Inspiring Places team. Prior to Community Solutions, Patrick worked as an architect for more than 10 years in his native Ireland and the US on a wide range of projects including residential, commercial, mixed use, cultural and education. Patrick is passionate about sustainable design, urban farming and the role that good design and building rehabilitation can have on the social, environmental and economic issues facing our most vulnerable communities. He was the Co-founder of Architecture for Humanity in New Haven, CT, is the chair of the building committee of the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate and sits on The Donaghue Foundation's Public Advisory Committee. Patrick received a BS in Architecture from Queens University Belfast in Ireland and a Diploma in Architecture from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, Scotland.

Linda Reeder, FAIA, LEED AP
Linda Reeder Architecture LLC
Architecture/Education/Author

Linda Reeder, FAIA, LEED AP, is an architect, writer, and educator. She has written or edited five books as well as numerous online and print articles. Her most recent book is Net Zero Energy Buildings: Case Studies and Lessons Learned. A practicing architect since 1997, she has worked on educational, institutional, and residential projects. Linda is an Associate Professor in the Construction Management program at Central Connecticut State University and a former CTGBC board member.

Rory Ronan, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Kohler Ronan, LLC
Engineering/Building Systems

A founding partner of Kohler Ronan Consulting Engineers, Rory Ronan has over 25 years of electrical engineering and industry experience. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in 17 states as well as a LEED Accredited Professional as designated by the US Green Building Council. His working knowledge of all disciplines and keen awareness of sustainable design solutions allow him to successfully lead his design team from the schematic phase of a project, through design, and finally to construction. His portfolio of successfully completed projects spans a wide variety of market segments and building types including historic and landmark structures. Mr. Ronan’s portfolio highlights most relevant to LEED and Green Building design include the LEED Platinum, net-zero Kohler Environmental Center at Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford, CT), the LEED Gold Horace D. Taft Dining Hall at the Taft School (Watertown, CT), the LEED Gold Greenberg Conference Center at Yale University (New Haven, CT), and the LEED Gold Center for the Arts at New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM). Additional experience includes a planned, net-zero residence hall currently under construction at Williams College (Williamstown, MA).

Mr. Ronan holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, and is a member of the International Code Council (ICC), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), and the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

Jury Facilitator

Lindsay Suter, AIA, LEED AP
Lindsay Suter Architects
Architecture

Lindsay Suter, AIA, LEED AP has been the principal of Lindsay Suter Architects of North Branford, CT since 1999. His practice focuses on sustainable-design principals and their integration with historical and vernacular building types and urban fabric. His work in the U.S. and abroad has been recognized with coverage, exhibits and awards from the American Institute of Architects Connecticut, the Northeast Sustainable Energy Assoc., Boston Society of Architects, Prince Charles, the Connecticut Green Building Council, The New York Times, Connecticut Public Television, among others. He received a B.A. from Hamilton College and a Masters of Architecture from Yale University. He has lectured widely and has taught at Roger Williams University, California College of Arts & Crafts, and Yale University.