ACEDC Members Win Green Building Awards

Two Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) members Bread Loaf Corporation & Middlebury College, were recently honored by the Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN). The VGBN recognized the most energy efficient buildings in the state at their annual VT Green Building Gala held last March in Burlington. VGBN’s "Vermont’s Greenest Building Awards" is a statewide competition that honors residential and commercial buildings that meet the highest standard of demonstrated building energy performance.

The "2016 Vermont’s Greenest Commercial Building" was awarded to Hartford Town Hall designed and built by Bread Loaf Corporation. The Hartford Town Hall, originally built as a school in 1895, was converted to Town Office in 1956. After years of deferred maintenance and minor remodeling efforts, the Town selected Bread Loaf Corporation to provide design and construction services for complete renovation of the existing facility. This net-zero ready building is consuming only 24% of the energy used by the average commercial building in New England (86 kBtu/sf/yr). The Hartford Town Hall is using only 21 kBtu/sf/yr.

The "2016 Going Green Commercial Building" award was given to Middlebury College’s 3 South Street designed by Smith Alvarez Sienkiewtcz (SAS) Architects. The mixed-use Middlebury College 3 South Street building involved renovation and restoration of a historic building with extensive consideration for sustainable design. This LEED Platinum project uses about 30% of the average commercial building in New England (86 kBtu/sf/yr).