2011 Collaboratively Advancing Sustainability | The American Institute of Architects | the Albanese Organization
The Collaboratively Advancing Sustainability Special Citation was given by The American Institute of Architects to the Albanese Organization in recognition of the firm’s collaborative efforts with the Battery Park City and Pelli Clarke Pelli in “envision[ing], design[ing] and build[ing] the first sustainable residential high rise building in the United States [and] provid[ing] a clear road map for the development of the sustainable movement…”
2010 Award for Excellence: The Americas | Urban Land Institute (ULI) | the Visionaire
The 2010 Award for Excellence: The Americas presented by Urban Land Institute recognized the Albanese Organization for the Visionaire. The award honors exemplary leadership skills and best practices in all phases of real estate development, from design to management.
2009 Building Type Award | The American Institute of Architect’s Committee | the Visionaire
The 2009 Building Type Award by The American Institute of Architect’s Committee was given to the Albanese Organization for the Visionaire. The award identifies excellence and innovation in specialized design fields.
2009 Award for Outstanding Green Project | The Greater New York Construction User Council | the Visionaire
The 2009 Award for Outstanding Green Project was awarded by The Greater New York Construction User Council to the Albanese Organization in recognition of the Visionaire. The award acknowledges the top construction projects in New York City.
2008 Green Building Competition - Grand Prize | US Environmental Protection Agency and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term
Planning and Sustainability | the Visionaire
The Grand Prize in the 2008 Green Building Competition was presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability to the Albanese Organization for the Visionaire. The Grand Prize honored the development for setting new standards for sustainable design and architectural excellence.
2008 Best High Rise Development Award | CNBC | the Visionaire
The Best High Rise Development Award was given to the Albanese Organization for the Visionaire for demonstrating excellence in Residential High-Rise Development.
2007 Green Building Design Award | Global Green USA | the Albanese Organization
The 2007 Green Building Design Award presented by Global Green USA recognized the Albanese Organization for its leadership in sustainable development in New York City and for the firm’s design, development and construction of green buildings (the Solaire, the Verdesian and the Visionaire) which set a standard for energy efficiency and healthy indoor conditions and helped popularize and demonstrate the benefits of creating smart green buildings.
2007 Community Advocacy Commendation | Battery Park City Authority | Solaire Management Team
In 2007 the Battery Park City Authority recognized the Solaire’s property management team as a “nurturing force” for its advocacy on behalf of Battery Park City community residents.
2006-2007 Top Project | New York Construction News | the Visionaire
The 2006-2007 Top Project commendation was given by New York Construction News to the Visionaire, recognizing it as a signature project for raising the bar on sustainable development.
2007 Honoree | The Nature Conservancy | Russell C. Albanese
In 2007 The Nature Conservancy honored Russell C. Albanese [President] of the Albanese Organization for his “…leadership role in introducing environmentally advanced urban living to the United States and their commitment to environmental integrity and healthy living…and enthusiastic partnership in advancing The Nature Conservancy’s conservation mission.”
2007 Top Green Building | Development New York/Residential Magazine | the Visionaire
In 2007 Development New York/Residential Magazine recognized the Visionaire as being among the “Top Green Buildings.”
March 2007 Executive of the Month | New York Real Estate Journal | Christopher V. Albanese
In March 2007 the New York Real Estate Journal recognized Christopher V. Albanese [Principal] as Executive of the Month for being a key figure in “greening New York City.”
2007 Top Green Project | Long Island Business News | 1001 Franklin Avenue
In 2007 the Top Green Project award was given by Long Island Business News to the Albanese Organization for the development of 1001 Franklin Avenue, Long Island’s first green commercial building.
2006 Award of Merit (Residential) |New York Construction Magazine | the Verdesian
The 2006 Award of Merit (Residential) was bestowed by New York Construction Magazine upon the Verdesian, commending the project for “all of [its] sustainable aspects.”
2006 Smart Growth Award | Vision Long Island | 1001 Franklin Avenue, Garden City
The 2006 Smart Growth Award presented by Vision Long Island honored the Albanese Organization for its redevelopment of 1001 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, Long Island’s first environmentally engineered office building. The Award celebrates the people, projects, and policies advancing Smart Growth on Long Island.
2006 Design Honor | Coastal Living |the Solaire
In 2006 Coastal Living honored the Solaire for its design.
2006 Business Leader for Energy Efficiency | Nominated by Long Island Power Authority, presented by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships | the Albanese Organization
The 2006 Business Leader for Energy Efficiency Award was bestowed to the Albanese Organization through a nomination by Long Island Power Authority, a Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships sponsoring organization. The award recognized the Albanese Organization “..for their commitment to sustainable innovation and for their contribution in keeping the Northeast a national leader in accelerating energy efficiency.”
2006 Business Person of the Year | Garden City Chamber of Commerce | Russell G. Matthews
The 2006 Business Person of the Year honor was given to Russell G. Matthews [Executive Vice President] of the Albanese Organization by the Garden City Chamber of Commerce for his “dedication to the prosperity of its member businesses and to the preservation of the quality, character and vitality of our greater community (Garden City).”
2005 Outstanding Long Island Executive | Adelphi University | Russell C. Albanese
Russell C. Albanese was given the distinction of 2005 Outstanding Long Island Executive by Adelphi University for his contributions to the university.
2004 COTE Award for Top Ten Green Projects | The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment | the Solaire
The 2004 COTE Award for Top Ten Green Projects was bestowed by The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment upon the Solaire. The award honors extraordinary architectural design solutions that protect and enhance the environment.
2004 Excellence in Design | Environmental Design & Construction | the Solaire
The 2004 Excellence in Design Award was presented by Environmental Design & Construction to the Albanese Organization for the development of the Solaire. The award honors projects that demonstrate a clear commitment to green building and sustainable design.
2004 Leadership Awards | Building Trades Employers Association | Russell C. Albanese
The 2004 Leadership Awards was given by the Building Trades Employers Association to Russell C. Albanese [President] of the Albanese Organization. The Leadership Award honors “…accomplished individuals that have proven themselves as exemplary leaders and mentors that embody the vision, dedication and fortitude to continuously shape the city's skyline.”
2004 Pillar of the Industry Award | National Association of Homebuilders | the Solaire
The 2004 Pillar of the Industry Award was given to the Albanese Organization for the Solaire. The Pillars Awards honors excellence in development, design, marketing and management.
2003 Rose Ball Honoree | The Council of the City of New York and the Queens Botanical Garden | Russell C. Albanese
The 2003 Rose Ball Honor was awarded by The Council of the City of New York and the Queens Botanical Garden to Russell C. Albanese [President] of the Albanese Organization in recognition of his unwavering commitment to green technology and his dedication to community improvement. As noted in the proclamation, “Russell Albanese, along with the Albanese family, have long been committed to incorporating sustainability into their business practices. Mr. Albanese exemplifies the very best in civic virtue and it is with the deepest gratitude of this legislative body that we honor him today...”
2003 Environmental Business Leadership Award | Natural Resources Defense Council | Albanese Development Corporation
The 2003 Environmental Business Leadership award was given by the Natural Resources Defense Council to Albanese Development Corporation for its development of the Solaire. The award honors those contributing to the health and environment.