Friday, January 15, 2010

Good News Friday!

Many of you are already familiar with Imagine!’s ambitious SmartHomes project. This project has been recognized nationally and internationally for its unique and game-changing approach to the delivery of services to individuals with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities.

Here’s just a few recent examples of how it has been recognized:

Third Prize, Colorado Biz Magazine’s Colorado Sustainable Design Awards

Finalist: Colorado Housing NOW Eagle Awards

Winner: Boulder County Business Report IQ Award

There is more good news regarding the SmartHome being recognized for excellence: the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome has been nominated for a Colorado Governor’s Excellence in Renewable Energy Award. The annual award honors those individuals, businesses, institutions and nonprofits that are advancing renewable energy in exemplary ways.

The SmartHome is also a nominee for an ANCOR Foundation Community Builder Award, which recognizes exemplary and praiseworthy initiatives of individuals and communities and/or community organizations that create community inclusivity through opportunities for people with disabilities to build social capital and live full, meaningful lives in their community, as contributing and valued members of their community.

And last but certainly not least, SmartHome guru Greg Wellems has been nominated for an American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Leadership Award for his visionary work on the SmartHome project. This award honor selected individuals or groups who have made outstanding contributions to the field, and will be presented at the organization’s 134th Annual Meeting.

Congratulations and good luck to Greg and the entire SmartHome team for creating a project that has attracted so much interest and honor.

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