BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quadrant Homes has selected two outstanding Puget Sound communities as winners in the company's first-ever Sustainability Challenge. Home owners' associations (HOAs) in the Mt. Si Cottages (Snoqualmie) and Acadia community (Everett) will be awarded $2,000 each toward community improvement goals.
The grant challenge, launched in late 2010, is part of Quadrant's Friends of Quadrant Homes program, which focuses on increasing education, involvement and awareness around suburban sustainability and conservation. The Sustainability Challenge was intended to inspire Washington state communities to come up with innovative ways to work together and create positive, sustainable change. The grant challenge was open to HOAs around the Puget Sound region and winners were selected from entrants that spanned from Everett to Kent and beyond.
"Advancing sustainable communities and conservation in a meaningful way to suburban families and individuals is the 'missing link' in our region's environmental dialogue," said Quadrant President Ken Krivanec. "By creating this annual sustainability challenge, our hope was to show suburban neighborhoods that 'sustainability' isn't just an urban word – it can have meaning and value to their community as well."
Acadia, a D.R. Horton community in Everett, will use their grant to build a community garden and composting program. Mt. Si Cottages, a Quadrant Homes community in Snoqualmie, formed a landscape committee of more than 15 community volunteers who have committed to planting more than 45 trees and 50 shrubs throughout their community. They also have designated an area for a community compost pile.
The winning communities will be featured in September in a video posted on the Friends of Quadrant Homes website (www.friendsofquadranthomes.com).
About Quadrant Homes
More Washingtonians live in a Quadrant home than in one constructed by any other builder. Quadrant Homes, a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company, is now in its 41st year of award-winning home building in the Puget Sound region. Quadrant's "Built Your Way" approach encourages homebuyers to select the features that matter most to them. The company is currently building or developing new-home communities in King, Snohomish, Pierce, Thurston, Kitsap, and Skagit counties. Quadrant was recognized with the 2010 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer satisfaction, has been named a Builder of the Year by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, and one of Washington's Best Work Places by The Puget Sound Business Journal. Quadrant has also been designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as a qualified ENERGY STAR® builder. For more information, visit Quadrant's Web site (www.quadranthomes.com), (www.twitter.com/quadranthomes) and (www.facebook.com/quadranthomes).
SOURCE Quadrant Homes