SEF’s Net Zero Energy Building Recognized with GBU’s 2020 Groundbreaker Award

Sustainable Energy Fund’s Net Zero Energy Building was Green Building United’s 2020 Groundbreaker Award on Thursday, December 17. Green Building United’s annual Groundbreaker Awards recognizes and celebrates green building leadership, innovation, and impact in greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, and Delaware.

Sustainable Energy Fund was honored to receive recognition for their Net Zero Energy Building. “We at Sustainable Energy Fund are honored to have received this award for our Net Zero Energy Building,” said John Costlow, President of Sustainable Energy Fund. “We are glad not only to have introduced Net Zero market rate construction in our community, but to have created a resource and an example for that community and beyond through this building. We have our Board, Ashley McGraw Architects, TN Ward, AKF Group, and so many more to thank for assisting us in making this vision a reality.”

“This year’s community leadership and project awardees include net-zero construction, affordable housing, best practice tools and training, and to programs that engage youth and build the next generation of green building advocates” said Alex Dews, Executive Director of Green Building United. “The breadth of the work that this year’s awardees are being recognized for is testament to the growing emphasis on sustainability in our region and is indicative of the role that it will play in our future. We’re pleased to recognize their hard work and dedication to innovation and green building and commend the impact they are making on our communities.”

Sustainable Energy Fund is a nonprofit that assists energy users in overcoming educational, financial, and regulatory barriers to a sustainable energy future: a future in which energy is harvested, converted, distributed, and utilized in a manner that allows all to meet their energy needs now without compromising the ability of their children and grandchildren to meet their needs. Their Net Zero Energy Building was built as a way to further their organizational aspirations and mission, to act as a resource to the Lehigh Valley community, and to prove that sustainable building is possible at market rate.