The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has honored Bridgeland with a Gold Award for Best Landscape Design in its 2012 The Nationals competition.
Bridgeland was recognized for its efforts to preserve and enhance its natural landscape, including building aesthetically pleasing waterways rather than unsightly drainage ditches. Bridgeland also uses native grasses and other plants frequently to ensure a thriving landscape that requires minimal water and maintenance.
Thinking long-term, the development also has converted more than 1,800 acres into a tree farm, planting more than 250,000 seedlings this year that will be moved into more developed areas of Bridgeland as they mature. Approximately 350,000 seedlings will be planted next year on an additional 1,300 acres.
This is one of many awards Bridgeland has won in the past year, including the recent Developer of the Year award from the Greater Houston Builders Association and a Silver Award from the NAHB for Community of the Year. Bridgeland also won Developer of the Year last year from the Texas Association of Builders and numerous marketing awards.
More than 700 entries were received this year for The Nationals, which is the nation’s largest competition for residential sales and marketing professionals and communities.