AHFH takes home two top awards for 'going green'
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A unique feature in Army Hawaii Family Housing (AHFH) is the bio-swale - landscape elements designed to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water. A bio-swale is specifically placed as part of the efficient landscaping plan in AHFH and includes native plants and trees, chosen for their drought tolerance.

<p>SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army Hawaii Family Housing (AHFH) was recently selected as the recipient for two Multifamily Executive Awards.</p><p>AHFH is taking home the Military Project of the Year Award for its exemplary service and the Green Project of the Year award for all of its sustainable initiatives. </p><p>AHFH beat out hundreds of nominations to win these coveted awards</p><p>The Project of the Year award focuses on several key aspects of community development, including innovation in architecture, floor plan efficiency, suitability to target market, creative use of materials, interior design, landscaping, financing and the ability to work with government and community officials. </p><p>The AHFH nomination focused on the project's energy conscious design, amenities and technology, its sensitivity to the environment during site planning, and its reuse and recycling of materials. </p><p>The Green Project of the Year award is presented to the company that demonstrates innovation in land planning, creative nature of the reuse of materials, compatibility with surrounding development, ability to overcome unique challenges of the development, design creativity and historical sensitivity for renovations, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings and land. </p><p>AHFH was recognized for incorporating smart growth and green building principles throughout planning, demolition, construction and operations. </p><p>AHFH has also incorporated some of the latest technologies surrounding energy-efficient buildings and an innovative recycling program. In addition, when complete, AHFH will be one of the largest solar-powered residential communities in the world. </p><p>Other AHFH initiatives that stood out for the judges included the following:
Aca,!AcHomes with solar hot water heaters,
Aca,!AcFully insulated homes,
Aca,!AcSmart meters (electric) and water meters that will help control waste and assist in reducing consumption,
Aca,!AcSiding material made of recyclable fiber cement instead of vinyl, which is nonrecyclable,
Aca,!AcMajor kitchen appliances that meet Gold Energy standards, and
Aca,!AcLow-flow 1.6-gallon toilets. </p><p>AHFH will be recognized for both awards at a ceremony in October.</P>

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