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CPDC’s Highland Park Apartments Named “Multifamily Renovation Project of the Year” at the 2018 Sustainable Leadership Awards


RICHMOND, VA — April 25, 2018 — On Thursday, April 19th, just three days before Earth Day, Community Preservation Development Corporation (CPDC) was honored at Viridiant’s Sustainable Leadership Awards, receiving the “Multifamily Renovation Project of the Year” award.


The annual awards recognize the region’s premier developers, builders, architects, government officials and other industry professionals for their work in advancing the benefits of sustainable building through the EarthCraft family of green building programs. The ceremony in downtown Richmond brought together close to 200 individuals representing home builders, non-profit and for-profit housing providers and developers, affordable housing advocates and those interested in creating green housing opportunities in Virginia. Awards were presented in a variety of categories to cover new construction, renovation, single-family homes, multifamily housing and more.


CPDC is a leading not-for-profit real estate developer dedicated to providing safe, high-quality affordable housing to low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Since 1989, CPDC has developed and maintained vibrant communities by adopting a model that includes comprehensive resident services aimed primarily at youth and seniors. This year’s combination with Enterprise Community Partners expanded CPDC’s ability to continue its work in communities like the Highland Park Apartments.


“All of us at CPDC are incredibly honored to receive this award,” said CPDC President Michael Pitchford. “Highland Park is not just a renovation project but a thriving part of the CPDC family of communities. We are truly grateful to be recognized for the hard work and dedication of our team and partners on the Highland Park Apartments renovation.”


“Each year, our nominees and winners amaze us with their cutting-edge projects that are transforming today’s housing market and serve as proof that the science of sustainability can deliver a housing future that is more affordable, more durable and more liveable. This year is no exception,” said KC Bleile, Executive Director of Viridiant. “It is truly our honor to recognize the work of these dedicated teams and their passion for high performance home building.”


For more information about the 9th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards, visit http://www.viridiant.org/aboutus/events_annual/viridiant-sustainable-leadership-awards/.

About CPDC

A premier provider of affordable housing in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC) develops vibrant communities through innovation and partnership, including its new combination with Enterprise Community Partners. Specializing in the acquisition, redevelopment and operation of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income individuals and families, CPDC owns 30 communities with more than 4,500 apartment homes, and many of its properties offer resident engagement programs that collectively serve more than 9,000 residents. Learn more at www.CPDC.org


About Viridiant

Viridiant is a non-profit organization committed to supporting sustainable building processes through education, consultation and certification. Through these efforts, Viridiant helps to set a path for businesses and homeowners to create structures that are more affordable, more livable and more durable. Learn more at viridiant.org.


About EarthCraft

The EarthCraft program was created in 1999 by a partnership between Southface Energy Institute and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and was brought to Virginia in 2006. Operated by Viridiant in Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland, EarthCraft is a family of green building certification programs designed to address climate, energy and water issues unique to the southeastern United States. The program serves as a blueprint for energy and resource-efficient single family homes, multifamily structures, renovation projects, community developments, light commercial buildings and  sustainable preservation projects.





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