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2006 Phoenix Awards Winners Announced - Includes Kendall Square in Cambridge
Release Date: 09/14/2006
Contact Information: David Deegan, EPA, (617) 918-1017 Denise Chamberlain, Phoenix Award Committee, (717) 761-0554
(Boston, MA - September 14, 2006) – The Phoenix Award™ Executive Committee has announced The Phoenix Award™ winners for 2006 for excellence in brownfield redevelopment. The project participants, including Kendall Square in Cambridge, Mass., will be honored at an awards ceremony during Brownfields 2006- a national conference being held in Boston between Nov. 13-15.
During the Brownfields 2006 conference, with an expected crowd of 5,000 participants, all of the Phoenix Award winners will showcase their projects with case study presentations and exhibits.
The Phoenix Awards™ Grand Prize, the Regional Awards and the Community Impact Prize, and the People’s Choice Award will be presented during a special plenary ceremony. The People’s Choice Award is presented to the project that receives the most votes from conference attendees, based upon the case study presentations.
The 2006 Phoenix Award winners represent outstanding brownfield projects from each of the ten U.S. EPA regions. For the first time this year, a special Green Building Winner will be honored during the Awards Ceremony. The 2006 winner from the New England region is Kendall Square Redevelopment of Cambridge, Mass.
Created in 1997, this prestigious award honors individuals and groups who are working to solve the critical environmental challenge of transforming blighted and contaminated areas into productive new uses. The Phoenix Awards™ are widely recognized as the outstanding award for achievement of excellence in Brownfield redevelopment, and often are called “the Brownfields equivalent of Hollywood’s Oscar.”
The awards are open to any individual, group, company, organization, government body or agency. Criteria for The Phoenix Awards™ focus on the magnitude of the project, innovative techniques, solutions to regulatory issues, and impact upon the community. A panel of environmental professionals and business, academic and government leaders select the winners.
The other 2006 Phoenix Awards™ winners include: Fulton Fish Market at Hunts Point, Bronx, N.Y.; Bethlehem Commerce Center, Bethlehem, Penn.; Baldwin Park Redevelopment Project, Orlando, Fla.; Toledo Loves Its Jeeps, Toledo, Ohio; Heifer International Center, Little Rock, Ark.; Alberici Corporate Headquarters, St. Louis, Mo.; Murray Smelter Site, Murray, Utah; Lion Creek Crossings, Oakland, Calif.; Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, Wash. The other categories include Community Impact Winner (South Pier District, Sheboygan, Wis.) and Green Building Winner (Alberici Corporate Center, St. Louis, Mo.).
- Phoenix Awards (www.phoenixawards.org)
- Brownfields 2006 Conference (www.brownfields2006.org/)
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