FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 11, 2014
Media Contact: Siobhan Spain, 515-707-2783, firstname.lastname@example.org
Awards Program Redefines How Sustainable Projects are Recognized
It’s not just for green building: 1000 Friends of Iowa’s Best Development Awards program helps raise awareness of the wide-ranging efforts happening across the state that enrich our economy, environment and social well-being.
DES MOINES, Iowa – 1000 Friends of Iowa’s annual Best Development Awards offer the most comprehensive recognition program in the state by including not only sustainable commercial, civic and residential property developments, but also storm water management, urban agriculture and nature preservation projects. With a mission focused solely on responsible land use, 1000 Friends of Iowa seeks any nomination project that adheres to Smart Growth principles for creating healthy communities and strong local businesses. The Best Development Awards application deadline is November 30th and the nomination form with guidelines is available at 1000FriendsofIowa.org.
Categories include New Residential; Renovated Residential; New Commercial/Civic; Renovated Commercial/Civic; Mixed Use; Leadership; and Storm Water Management.
The winners of the Best Development Awards are models of how responsible urban, suburban and rural development practices provide benefits to the local economy, the environment, and quality of life for future generations. The Awards showcase the hard work happening in our communities and inspire collaborative projects that make Iowa great.
There is no entry fee and individuals, contractors, architects, developer, cities, organizations, businesses and others are encouraged to apply. Recipients receive a plaque recognizing their achievement, publicity during announcement of winners, and recognition in 1000 Friends of Iowa’s educational materials, social media and website.
For additional information please visit 1000FriendsofIowa.org, or contact Siobhan Spain at email@example.com or 515-707-2783.