Anthony Morena Selected to Judge MHN’s Green Initiative Awards
New York—Anthony Morena, AIA, architect and principal at The REDD Group, a firm that designs, develops and manages properties, has been selected to judge MHN’s second annual Green Initiative Awards. Morena’s eco-friendly residential work includes the 10-unit 100 Gold Street and the eight-unit project at 294 Ainslie Street, both in Brooklyn. At 100 Gold, REDD Group is purchasing renewable energy credits and assisting in funding reforestation projects to offset the building’s carbon emissions for the first year.”We have had a lot of great interest in the building so far, primarily because we are able to provide a well-conceived, quality, ‘green’ building,’ a building that provides financial savings to residents on their utility bills, while also installing finishes and features that are healthier and eco-friendly,” notes Morena.The Green Initiative Awards presented by MHN recognize eco-friendly corporate initiatives by apartment communities, developers, suppliers, manufacturers and others in the multifamily sector. Winners will be published in the November 2009 issue of Multi-Housing News Magazine. Deadline for entries is August 1. Click here for more information and to enter MHN’s Green Initiative Awards Competition.”In the design process we always try to create spaces that ultimately benefit the user—so bringing the green element into architecture was a natural next step,” Morena says. “Initially, I was trying to introduce any green component into my projects. But as my personal green consciousness developed, and as innovations and growth in green technology grew, we’ve now been able to begin taking it to the next level. It has become our responsibility to offer sustainable design to residents. People expect a green product and want to know what environmental benefits we can provide them in our new projects.”Check back regularly for information on other judges for MHN’s Green Initiative Awards.