Green Hammer Recognized at Living Future unConference5.15.18
After more than four years of dedication, hard work and persistence, Green Hammer and Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden officially received notice that the tasting room at Cowhorn has achieved Living Building™ certification. The two businesses were recognized at the International Living Future unConference, May 2, 2018, in Portland.
“The tasting room at Cowhorn Vineyard and Garden is a beautiful example of what a business can achieve when it engages a unified design-build team right from the start,” says Amanda Sturgeon, CEO of the ILFI and author of Creating Biophilic Buildings. “By enlisting the help of an experienced, forward-thinking firm like Green Hammer, Cowhorn achieved what no other winery has been able to achieve while creating a beautiful, inviting space where the public can enjoy its wine.”
For Green Hammer, the achievement goes well beyond these two companies. "This should be celebrated by Cowhorn, Green Hammer, and a long list of design consultants, vendors and trade contractors who worked on the project. This achievement also goes beyond the project partners and should be a feather in the hat for the entire green building community in Oregon, which has been pushing the envelope for decades to prove that the state’s net-zero energy goals can be achieved today,” says Stephen Aiguier, Green Hammer founder and CEO.
To learn more about the tasting room at Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden, check out the case study.
Photo: Amanda Sturgeon, CEO of the ILFI, Erica Dunn, Director of Design, Alex Boetzel, Director of Operations and Sustainability, Jason McLennan, Founder of the ILFI