Award Winning Community

Forest City (now Brookfield Properties) named USGBC’s Outstanding LEED Homes Multi-family Developer of the Year
The USGBC was established in 1993 to transform the way buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the most widely used third-party verification for green buildings. The LEED Homes Awards recognize architects, developers, home builders and projects that have demonstrated leadership in the residential green building marketplace.

Stapleton receives Energy Star Certified homes Maket Leader Award
Brookfield Properties (formerly Forest City) Stapleton has receieved an ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Award. This award recognizes the important contribution Stapleton has made to energy-effcient constructions and enviromental protection by being a community with 503 ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2014.  Stapleton also received this award for building  403 ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2013. Get more information about the award here.

Forest City (now Brookfield Properties) Stapleton recognized by EPA
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator Robert E. Roberts today presented representatives from Forest City Enterprises, Inc., with an Environmental Achievement Award for vision, superior leadership and skill in redeveloping the former Stapleton International Airport site in Denver into a environmentally friendly, mixed-use development.

Stapleton wins “Best Sustainable Neighborhood” from Pacific Coast Builders
Stapleton, the groundbreaking project to transform a shuttered airport into new urban neighborhoods, has won a Grand Award for Best Sustainable Residential Neighborhood through the prestigious Gold Nuggets Award of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC)Read more.

Stapleton named to ULI’s 2006 Awards for Excellence
Stapleton was recognized as one of 10 winners of the Urban Land Institute’s 2006 Awards for Excellence. Established in 1979, the competition is based on ULI’s guiding principle that the achievement of excellence in land use practice should be recognized and rewarded. ULI’s Awards for Excellence recognize the full development process of a project, not just its architecture or design. The criteria for the awards include leadership, contribution to the community, innovations, public/private partnership, environmental protection and enhancement, response to societal needs, and financial success.

2005 DRCOG Metro Vision Award
Forest City (now Brookfield Properties) Stapleton, Inc. was awarded the 2005 Metro Vision Award by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). Metro Vision awards recognize outstanding projects and activities that move the region’s growth and development plan, Metro Vision, to reality. Metro Vision describes goals and policies in the area of growth and development, the transportation system and the environment that will bring about the quality of life the region wants in the years leading up to 2030.

Stapleton Receives “Best-in-American-Living” Award
Stapleton was awarded the 2004 Best in American Living Award for Smart Growth (in the category of 151 residential units and over). The award was given based on Stapleton’s commitment to protect and provide access to the natural environment, incorporate a mix of land use, use land in an efficient and innovative manner, encourage multiple transportation options, provide housing choices, respect local tradition and take advantage of infill opportunities. The award is a reflection of the dedication the Stapleton project has to Smart Growth.

The Best in American Living Awards are open to builders, architects, designers, developers, land planners and interior designers nationwide.

Forest City Stapleton, Inc. (now Brookfield Properties) Honored with Environmental Achievement Award
Forest City Stapleton, Inc. (now Brookfield Properties) has been nominated for and awarded, a Silver Level Environmental Achievement Award for 2004 from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The Environmental Achievement Award recognizes the voluntary and significant environmental achievements of Colorado businesses and organizations. Nominated by Pat Marinek of the Department’s hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division nominated Forest City Stapleton, Inc. for its design and implementation of sustainability concepts in the mixed-use urban redevelopment at the 4,700-acre former Stapleton International Airport property. We are honored by this award and appreciate the recognition from the State of Colorado.

U.S. Conference of Mayors Award for Excellence from the Mayors Business Council 2002 Public-Private Partnerships Award
The Mayors Business Council established the awards to encourage businesses and cities to work together as city resources become stretched and the need for local community improvements increases. The 2002 recipients were chosen by the Business Council for demonstrating civic responsibility and corporate commitment to economic development; urban revitalization; workforce development; affordable housing; education reform and water conservation.

Stockholm Partnerships for Sustainable Cities Award
Stapleton received the prestigious Stockholm Partnerships for Sustainable Cities Award from the King of Sweden, in recognition of the project’s commitment to sustainable development, community-building and environmental stewardship.

James C. Howland Urban Enrichment Silver Award
Stapleton has received the James C. Howland Urban Enrichment Silver Award from the National League of Cities for its contributions to the enrichment of the urban environment.