Many developers, builders and contractors provide erosion and sediment controls above the minimum standards, accruing additional costs, to protect their construction sites from sediment runoff and to mitigate any negative impact on the environment. Many projects have tried to make environmental protection a priority during the development of their sites and have overcome sensitive environmental site conditions with innovative design and effective construction techniques.
The Loudoun County Department of Building & Development has implemented an environmental preservation award program to identify and recognize those projects and companies that have achieved the highest standards of performance for the preservation of the county’s natural resources.
The 2008 award winning projects and award recipients were:
- Cedar Crest, Section 1; Byrd, LLC; Glenn Kauffmann, Kauffmann Group
- Arcola-Broad Run Village Outfall; Greenvest, L.C., Robert Bennett, William A. Hazel, Inc.
- Loudoun Valley Estates, Loudoun Reserve Drive; Toll Brothers, Inc, Joe Vaughan, William A. Hazel, Inc.
- Waterfield Hamlet; Charles G. “Chuck” Jones, Land Management & Design, LLC, Dave Gallahan, Dozer Associates
Also, Mona Young of the Department of Building and Development was named Outstanding Erosion & Sediment Control Specialist.