Ethan Landis of Landis Construction Corporation Achieves a 2012 Mayor’s Sustainability Award in DC
On the evening of Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at House of Sweden, DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray presented the 2012 Mayor’s Sustainability Awards to ten individuals, businesses and civic organizations for demonstrating outstanding achievements and leadership in sustainable practices. Mayor Gray was joined by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Ambassador Jonas Hafstrom of Sweden, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Shawn Garvin, Christophe A.G. Tulou, director of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) and numerous community and environmental leaders. Wendy Rieger of NBC4 served as Mistress of Ceremonies.
Since 2009, the Mayor’s Sustainability Awards (previously the Mayor’s Environmental Excellence Awards) have been awarded through a competitive selection process. This year’s winners represent a range of innovative approaches to improve the lives of residents, the quality of our environment, and access to healthy and affordable food and housing.
“[The award] winners are dedicated to improving our city’s environment, communities, and economy. Our ongoing effort to plan for a Sustainable DC for today and generations to come will build on the innovation, determination, and leadership we see among these dedicated members of our community,” stated Mayor Gray. “I thank them for their contributions and look forward to working with them to spread sustainable best practices to businesses, institutions, and neighborhoods across this great city.”
The 2012 Awardees represent a diverse range of programs and business that support the Mayor’s Vision for a Sustainable DC and its ambitious goals for jobs, health, built environment, climate, energy, food, nature, transportation, waste, water, and the green economy.
Ethan Landis, DC resident and co-principal of Landis Construction Corporation, a firm he co-owns with his brother Chris Landis, is an active member of the Mayor’s Green Building Advisory Council (GBAC) and has committed his firm to implementing construction best practices such as energy efficiency, recycling of construction debris, improving indoor air quality, saving water and promoting deep energy retrofits and the use of renewable and recycled building materials. Mr. Landis also plays an active role on Greening DC building codes. He notes, “There is an undeniable energy in the city committed to becoming the most sustainable city in the United States. I am happy to be a part of this movement and am honored to receive this award. Working together with so many others we will go far.”
Summaries and case studies on the award winners will become a part of an online library of best practices in the District of Columbia, which is posted on DDOE’s website, www.ddoe.dc.gov. Information on the DC Mayor’s Vision and the ongoing development of an implementation plan is available at www.sustainable.dc.gov.
About Landis Construction Corporation: As one of the top Washington, DC renovation and remodeling firms, Landis Construction Corporation, co-owned by brothers Chris and Ethan Landis, has been doing business since 1990, specializing in residential Design/Build projects, in Washington, DC and surrounding metro areas in Maryland and Virginia.
Chris Landis, AIA
Ethan Landis, LEED AP, CR
Landis Construction Corporation
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