2002 Award: for innovation and energy savings.
From The Committee of 100 on the Federal City.
Star Homes Program 2001: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Certifies each of the 43 residential units of Takoma Village Cohousing
as an Energy Star Home based on its HERS rating.
Demonstration Site 2000
The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing, a program of the
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, chose Takoma Village
Cohousing as one of the first 11 projects nationally to earn the status
of Demonstration Site. Status included technical support services and
participation in the Energy Star Homes Program. Press Release 3/23/2001 Final
(Both files are in Adobe Acrobat format. Download
Case Study: Takoma Village Cohousing" by Don Tucker at the
first annual Maryland Green Building Conference, Annapolis, MD, September
High Performance Buildings Database
Detailed case study
on national website highlighting green and efficient building measures
of Takoma Village Cohousing
Costs of Building Green: Takoma Village, A Residential Case Study"
by Sandra Leibowitz, at the Virginia AIA's (American Institute of Architecture)
Build Virginia Conference, Richmond, VA, November 2000
NAHB Green Project of the Year: Luxury Multifamily
Awarded to the company that develops green built luxury condominiums
or apartments, this honor was presented to Ecohousing and Poretsky Builders
in Bethesda, Md. The company involved future residents in the design
of the Eastern Village Cohousing Condominiums, which were converted
from a four-story, U-shaped concrete-frame office building. The new
residences maintain the same U-shape design, but added green features
including a front façade with a sunshade and a “living”
roof with plants to control rainwater runoff and provide thermal protection.
Smart Growth Award: Eastern Village
Cohousing is a development involving the rehabilitation of
a distressed office building into a mixed-use condominium project providing
55 residential units, common facilities, and 12,000 square feet of office
and artist space. As yet, 36 of the 55 available units have been reserved.
Substantial "green" technology will be incorporated in the
construction to conserve energy; and trellises and a garden are planned
for the site.