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Awards

A tireless and unselfish advocate for conservation, healthy building,  and living within our incoming energy means and the biological carrying capacity of the Earth, LaVerne Williams has been honored with numerous personal awards, including:

– 1993 “Egret Award” and “Hershey Conservation Award”  by The Houston Audubon Society  for examplary long-term commitment and dedicated action to conservation goals
–  “Houston Hero for the Environment” by Citizens League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN)
–  “Texas Conservationist” by the Texas Legacy Project, the Conservation History Association of Texas’s online repository that documents and honors the people who have shaped and continue to influence the protection of Texas’s natural resources
–  The only green building architect featured in the book Texas Legacy Project: Stories of Courage and Conservation, endorsed by Bill Moyers http://www.tamupress.com//images/temp/212-6295-Product_LargeToMediumImage.jpeg     http://www.tamupress.com/product/Texas-Legacy-Project,6295.aspx

“The Texas Legacy Project confirms the incredible value of efforts by individuals who, like John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, and Theodore Roosevelt, dedicated much of their lives to controversial ideas that turned out to give great benefit to the public.”–Don Henley, recording artist, environmentalist, and founder of the Caddo Lake Institute in Texas and the Walden Woods Project in Massachusetts

–  “Houston’s 2011 GreenPreneur” awarded jointly by the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce, the Houston Area Urban League, and the Texas Black Expo
–  One of Houston’s “City Brights” by The Houston Chronicle
–  Greenius advisor for New Living, Houston’s green building store
–  “Pioneer of Sustainability” by LoveLocal Awards at Sustainable Living Fest

Green Building Awards:

–  Tonalacalli, the House of Sun & Water, Austin – Five Star Award, Austin Green Building Program; US Green Building Council (USGBC) certified Platinum LEED-H
–  Ultra Healthy Home, Austin – Five Star Award, Austin Green Building Program
–  Sky Fire on North Fork Residence, Hunt – USGBC certified Silver LEED-H, first LEED home in the Texas Hill Country
–  The Wareloft, Houston – USGBC certified Silver LEED-H, featured on the National Solar Tour three times and the Mayor’s Green Building Tour-
–  Hilberg residence, Cypress, Texas – USGBC certified Platinum LEED-H
–  Houston’s Passive Solar Demonstration Home – Houston’s First Energy Conservation Design Award by Houston Lighting & Power award in recognition of outstanding design and energy conservation.
–  Sakowitz project, Houston – Houston’s first USGBC certified Platinum LEED-H SRO project, Consultant (Val Glitsch, FAIA architect)
–  Virginia Street Residence  – Houston’s first USGBC certified Platinum LEED-H, Consultant
–  Rohn Residence – Houston’s first USGBC certified Gold LEED-H, Consultant

 

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