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  • PRESS RELEASE

    ULI-Houston awards The Monarch School & InTown Homes


    HOUSTON, TX--January 25, 2011--Tonight, the Urban Land Institute® of Houston (ULI-Houston) honored several of its member companies & Houston-area real estate teams for demonstrating superior design & development practices.

    Momentum Bay's clients - The Monarch School and InTown Homes - were among the Finalists and Winners.

    The Monarch School is Texas' healthiest, most sustainable K-12 school among 10,000+ other schools (see HowToGreenSchools.com.

    InTown Homes is an urban residential & multifamily developer.



    The 2011 ULI-Houston Development of Distinction Awards showcased:

    • Winners:  Brays Crossing developed by New Hope Housing; Capitol Oaks developed by InTown Homes; Children's Museum of Houston Renovation developed by the Children's Museum of Houston

    • Finalists:  The Monarch School's Chrysalis Building, Greenway Plaza owned by Crescent, Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land developed by City of Sugar Land, BP Helios Plaza developed by BP America

    • Honorable Mentions:  Memorial Park, Living Bridge owned by the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department, & The Terraces developed by Kaldis Development Interests.

    Monarch School from Urban Land Institute on Vimeo.


    Capitol Oaks from Urban Land Institute on Vimeo.


    To view videos of each project, visit ULI-Houston's 2011 Development of Distinction Awards page.

    This year’s nominations panel was comprised of:

    • Geoffrey Booth, Youngblood Endowed Professor of Land Development, MSLD Program Coordinator, Texas A&M
    • Jamie Brewster, Administrator, Upper Kirby District
    • Brad Freels, CEO, Midway Companies
    • Scott Galloway, Executive Managing Director, HFF
    • John F. "Jeff" Gray, President, Grayco Partners
    • Dan Leverett, Vice President, Commercial Division, The Woodlands Development Company; and
    • Patricia Knudson Joiner, CEO, Knudson LP.

    The 2011 judges included: David Allman, Owner and Chairman of Regent Partners in Atlanta, Rick Cole, City Manager of Ventura, Calif., and Darcy Garneau, Managing Principal at EDI International in Seattle.

    Award selection criteria included:

    • Leadership
    • Contribution to the community
    • Reflection of the special character of our region or the community in which the project is located
    • Innovation Public/private partnership
    • Environmental compatibility, sustainability and stewardship
    • Responsiveness to societal needs, &
    • Financial success.

    Congratulations to all of these leaders for leading Houston in sustainable design & development.



    About Momentum Bay®

    Founded in 2002, Momentum Bay Associates LP is a full-service sustainability & energy management consulting firm headquartered in Houston, Texas. One of the firm's divisions - GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS - serves as energy management advisor & green power broker for The Monarch School & InTown Homes. Momentum Bay also provides sustainable real estate consulting to The Monarch School, helping it inspire Texas' other K-12 schools to greater impact for profit, pupils & the planet.

    >> To learn more about Momentum Bay's energy & sustainability consulting services, please visit www.momentumbay.com.

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