Architect Wins Two Awards at AIA Ceremony

Architect Wins Two Awards at AIA Ceremony
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - The Hamptons Green Alliance, a consortium of tradesmen and businesses on Long Island committed to sustainability and environmentally sound building practices, today announced that Flynn + Stott Architects, the Long Island firm that spearheaded the HGA's total renovation of a residence owned by the Dubin Family on Long Island that had been destroyed in a fire two years ago, was awarded twice for the work carried out on the house that resulted in one of the top "green" residences in New York.

At the recent black tie Archi Gala Awards, held at The Inn at New Hyde Park, sponsored by the AIA Long Island Chapter, Flynn + Stott was awarded twice. One award, sponsored by the LIPA and Green Logic, was for "Residential Sustainability" while the other award was an "ARCHI AWARD COMMENTATION" from the Long Island Chapter of the AIA. According to Architect Ric Stott, AIA, LEED AP, of Steelbone Design Company and Flynn + Stott Architects, PC, the jury determining the awards commented that the project was "…a beautiful blend of sustainability and craftsmanship."

The house, known as the HGA House because of the group's effort to completely rebuild it from the ground up using the latest technologies and practices in "green" building, was recently awarded LEED platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for achievement in green homebuilding and design. It is believed that at 4,800 square feet, the home is one of the largest luxury residences to achieve LEED platinum status in the country.

In the spring of this year the members of the HGA presented the Dubins with a technologically advanced home that features green innovations such as a super insulated shell, geothermal heating and cooling, evacuated tube solar thermal hot water, thin film photovoltaic solar power, LED lighting, and a rain water harvesting system. The house received the NetZero Building Award from the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) earlier this year.

"The HGA House represents a remarkable team effort that heralds a new paradigm for building in that it was more than a project – it was an opportunity for experimental practices to take hold to bring out the best outcome in the final project, with each member of the team contributing both their own knowledge and expertise as well as suggestions to the process," said Frank Dalene, President of Telemark, Inc., one of the founding members of the HGA and developer of ICEMAN, a solution to the problem of defining carbon neutrality by providing a mathematical formula to compute a carbon footprint.

Richard F. Stott, AIA, LEED AP, has practiced architecture for the past 25 years in the eastern US, serving individual, corporate, healthcare and governmental clients. He holds a Master of Architecture Degree from California Polytechnic State University and is a LEED Accredited professional. He is the founding president of AIA Peconic, a local chapter of the American Institute of Architects and sits on the board of directors for New York State AIA. A member of the Southampton Town Sustainable Energy Committee, he is actively rewriting the wind energy code and assisting Southampton define and implement a sustainability plan. He particularly is interested in wind and solar energy design, which is an outgrowth of his interests in sailing and flying.

The Hamptons Green Alliance (HGA) is an association of building and related-service professionals in the Hamptons on Long Island organized to promote green building and maintenance practices. The brain-child of Hamptons-based Telemark, a high quality, well respected builder and organized with fellow tradesmen committed to green building practices from the area, HGA provides information on materials, systems and best-practices for building and maintaining carbon-neutral , zero-energy homes and ecological landscapes via its website and other public forums. Members are leaders in their respective fields. HGA's goal is to be a resource for proven green and ecological practices and is driven by a commitment to use the Alliance's combined expertise to make the planet greener.
Source: The Hamptons Green Alliance

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