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|SUSTAINABILITY LEADERS IN LOUISIANA|
Sustainability Leadership Awards
people, organizations & companies transforming the built environment in
Congratulations to the 2017 Honorees
Z Smith, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Z Smith is Principal and Director of Sustainability &Performance at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. Since 2009, when he and his family moved to New Orleans, Z has worked every day to make a difference in our community. He is Louisiana's only LEED Fellow. He mentors young architects in building performance, teaches at Tulane, and lends his expertise to numerous boards and organizations..
Z Smith, Chris Bankston, and the EDR team.
Community Championship Teams
City of Baton Rouge/East Baton Rouge Parish
In the last year, the City of Baton Rouge has achieved LEED certification for two city/parish buildings. Future projects around the city are also focused on energy savings, reducing operating costs, minimizing maintenance and maximizing the investment of taxpayer dollars.
Stephen Long (City of BR) and Chris Bankston (USGBC Louisiana)
Bayou Vermilion District
Since 1984, the Lafayette Parish Bayou Vermilion District has worked to beautify, conserve and manage sites along the Vermilion ensuring the preservation and enhancement of the natural and cultural resources for the citizens of Lafayette Parish.
The District removes trash and large debris from the Vermilion in addition to working with local government to monitor the water quality and water height of the Vermilion. They work with the school board to educate students in Lafayette Parish about the Watershed and their role in helping to maintain water quality in the Vermilion.
David Cheramie (Bayou Vermilion District) and Chris Bankston (USGBC Louisiana)
Edible Schoolyard New Orleans