New York House Magazine's Innovative Green Design Awards Announced

Source: ScheinMedia

June 14, 2010

Kingston, NY, Jun 14, 2010 - /FLIERWIRE/-- ScheinMedia proudly announces the winners of New York House magazine's second annual Innovative Green Design AwardsSM (IGDA) competition. The winners will be saluted at an awards reception Wednesday, June 16 at GreenBuildingsNY, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. All entrants, judges, trade show attendees, and the media are invited to attend.

Winners represent the greenest materials, most sustainable methods of manufacturing, highest energy efficiency, greatest innovation, minimal carbon footprint, and best-looking design in each category, from soft goods to lighting, appliances, and building materials.

The winners in each category are:


  • Isis Fan Big Ass Fans;

Building Materials

  • Pozzotive Plus Concrete Brick Line
  • Kingston Block & Masonry Supply, LLC;

Floor Coverings

  • Verte Collection Odegard Inc;


  • Traditional Cork Flooring Expanko Cork;

Furniture/Hard Goods

  • Alfresco Collection Loll Designs;

Furniture/Soft Goods

  • Diamond Fields Lulan Artisans; Interior


  • Lime Putty American Clay;


  • LEDme Downlights WAC Lighting;

Plumbing Fixtures

  • Hydroright Dual Flush Converter MJSI;

Other Products

  • Solon Composter System Blanco;

Additionally, the panel of judges created Special Mentions for these outstanding entries:

Reliability and Lifespan

  • Miele Appliances;

Resource Efficiency

  • Bosch Appliances;

Big Company, Small Steps

  • Shaw Floors ClearTouch; Shaw Floors;


  • EcoTech Spray Foam Insulation;

Recycled Content, Design

  • The Refined Line IceStone;

Environmental, Social Responsibility

  • Vortis Pendant Hubbardton Forge;

Design, Innovation

  • Composite Landscape Pavers; VAST;


  • Caroma Profile Smart Toilet with Integrated Sink; Caroma;

The five judges are experts in their respective fields: sustainable architect and retrofitter Ellen Honigstock, of Ellen Honigstock Architect PC; sustainability consultant Joanna Black, founder, president, and chief sustainability consultant of G-Squared; green builder Mark Jupiter, co-founder of New World Home LLC; green marketing researcher Doug Mazeffa, research director of Greenopia, and ecofriendly interior designer Cheryl Terrace, principal of Vital Design, Ltd.

The June 2010 issue of New York House features complete coverage of the winning products and the judging. A slideshow and web-exclusive synopsis of the judging, including debates about issues surrounding sustainable design, can be found on our website,

Jonathan A. Schein, CEO and publisher of ScheinMedia, says, "We were very pleased with the great response to our second Innovative Green Design AwardsSM — over 30% more applicants this year. We at New York House celebrate not only the winners, but all efforts to promote true sustainability. Our goal is to educate and inspire consumers, design, and building trade professionals as well as manufacturers to choose responsibly-made, useful, and beautiful products for their homes."

ScheinMedia is a diversified media company formed in 2006 by Jonathan A. Schein. ScheinMedia's holdings include New York House, a home magazine and website with an emphasis on green and sustainable design, architecture, home building, and products and services for the home; NYinc and, a magazine, website, and conference medium for the New York City commercial real estate, law, finance, and economic development community; New Jersey & Company and, a magazine and website on Central and Northern New Jersey business and real estate;, a national daily news service covering green real estate and business in New York City and beyond; ScheinMediaConferences, which produces exclusive, high-level professional events for the C-suite and senior-level executives in the commercial and residential real estate industry; and, a national press release wire service for commercial and residential real estate.

GreenBuildingsNY— managed by Reed Exhibitions, a division of Reed Elsevier—is the only New York metro event focused on green and sustainable products for the building and design community providing the tools, resources, and education to green up your building and business.

GreenBuildingsNY is co-located with BuildingsNY, which is officially sponsored by The Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York, the largest New York Metro building event, providing a one-stop-shop for everything for the maintenance, renovation, and restoration of commercial and residential buildings. For more information about GreenBuildingsNY go to

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