American Planning Association Sustainable Communities Division Plan Award for the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan

Renewable Natural Resources Foundation Outstanding Achievement Award for the LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System

Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award for The SmartCode

California Department of Conservation Green Leadership Award for Lake County solar and geothermal systems innovation


2007—Sacramento Area Council of Governments Project of the Year for the Sacramento Pedestrian Master Plan.

2006—American Planning Association Outstanding Plan of the Year for the N.E. Illinois 2040 Regional Framework Plan.

2006—American Planning Association Best Use of Technology for Disaster Recovery Planning for the Mississippi Governor’s Gulf Coast Renewal Forum.

2004—Environmental Systems Research Institute Special Achievement for the N.E. Illinois Planning Commission’s regional growth planning process with INDEX support.

2003—Sacramento Chapter of the American Planning Association Best of the Region for the Cordova Community Plan.

2003—U.S. EPA Climate Protection Award for the Chula Vista, California Global Warming Reduction Plan.

2000—British Columbia Energy-Aware Award for the Northeast Coquitlam Sustainable Land-Use Plan.

1999—National Council for Environmental Sustainability Award of Achievement for the Basin 2000 Watershed Restoration Project, Lake County, Calif.

1999—California Local Government Commission Ahwahnee Award for INDEX Community Sustainability Indicators.

1998—California Governor’s Environmental & Economic Award for the Lake County Wastewater Recycling System.

1997—Geothermal Resources Council Special Achievement for the Lake County, Calif. Wastewater Recycling System.

1995—Association of Metropolitan Wastewater Agencies Technology Award for the Seattle Metro/Boeing Wastewater Reuse Project.

1995—American Society of Landscape Architects Honors for the PLACES Sustainable Community Planning Methodology.

1994—California Local Government Commission Ahwahnee Award for the PLACES Sustainable Community Planning Methodology.

1990—International District Energy Association Leadership Award for the West Coast Strategic Development Plan.

1986—Geothermal Resources Council Technical Excellence for the Western U.S. Geothermal Direct-Use Pricing Study.

1983—American Planning Association Meritorious Planning Project for the Harney County, Oregon Renewable Energy Plan.