KACIN Companies / Edgewater at Oakmont Press Release
The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania recently honored Western Pennsylvania builder/developer KACIN Companies for their Edgewater at Oakmont community as the 2015 Project of the Year winner in the Sustainability Category. Through LEED-certified home designs, Edgewater is participating in the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Neighborhood Development Pilot Program through the US Green Building Council. The development was certified in 2011 and rated under LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND). Other features that contribute to Edgewater’s benefits include energy-efficient housing, diversity of housing types, native planting, and sustainable storm water management practices.
It is a great honor to be recognized and awarded by the ESWP. The ESWP is chartered to advance the professions of engineering, architecture, and applied sciences through technical activities, public service participation and social organizations. It also supports the needs of industries, communities and government in Western Pennsylvania.
The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania has provided a forum for the professional development and the facilities for the social interaction of its members for more than a century. The ESWP is chartered to advance the professions of engineering, architecture, and applied sciences through technical activities, public service participation and social organizations. It also supports the needs of industries, communities, and government in Western Pennsylvania.
Since its founding in 1880 ESWP has continually served as a focal point for the area’s engineering and technical community. At its inception, ESWP was created by a group of Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurs and businessmen to promote social, technical, and business interaction in Western Pennsylvania. This vision has continued through the years as ESWP has grown and adapted to the changing technical needs of the community.
The ESWP serves primarily as a catalyst to promote interaction throughout the technical community in Western Pennsylvania. Its more than 800 members and 30 associated technical societies reflect the richness of the full spectrum of engineering and applied science disciplines.