■ Lexington-based GRW architects and engineers led the design team for the Federal Bureau of Prisons first federal correctional institution and satellite camp to be certified LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council. A total of 23 buildings were involved in the design-build delivery of the $192 million project located in Aliceville, Ala.
Aliceville received LEED points under these broad LEED categories: sustainable site; water efficiency; energy and atmosphere; material resources; indoor environment quality and innovative design.
■ Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health, has been awarded the "Tissue Donations Performance Award" for 2012 by the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates. The award is presented to hospitals that have achieved a targeted conversion rate for tissue donation.
■ Bluegrass Wellness at Work, founded by a team of six members of the 2012-2013 Leadership Lexington class to promote wellness in Lexington and the surrounding counties, has announced the winners of its month-long fitness competition.
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During the competition, more than 1,200 people across 44 Central Kentucky companies reported more than 29,000 hours of exercise.
The winners of the fitness competition were:
Large organizations (100+ employees): Gray Construction, first place; Bingham Global Services Center, second place; and Bluegrass Family Health, third place.
Medium organizations (25-99 employees): Trust Lounge, first place; YMCA of Central Kentucky, second place; and Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, third place.
Small organizations (fewer than 25 employees): Lexington Legends, first place; Neace Lukens, second place; and Susan G. Komen Lexington, third place.
Additionally, Bluegrass Wellness at Work has named 36 companies as the Healthiest Places to Work in the Bluegrass in the bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and diamond categories.
Diamond: Blue & Co., Bluegrass Family Health, Central Bank, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, Gray Construction, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, Lexington's Real Estate Co., and R. J. Corman Railroad Group.
Platinum: Associations International, Benefits Insurance Marketing, Big Ass Fans, Bluegrass Area Development District, CLARK Material Handling Co., Eastern Kentucky University, Frost Brown Todd, Immanuel Baptist Church, KEMI, KVC Behavioral Health, Neace Lukens, Republic Bank of Central Kentucky, Susan G. Komen Lexington, U.S. Equestrian Federation, Wyatt, Tarrant, & Combs and YMCA of Central Kentucky.
Gold: Dinsmore & Shohl and Kentucky American Water.
Silver: KC Wellness and Tate Hill Jacobs: Architects.
Bronze: Commerce Lexington, Kentucky Hands and Physical Therapy Eagle Creek, McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, Radio Eye, Shrout Tate Wilson Consulting Engineers, Stites & Harbison and Trust Lounge.
■ Kentucky American Water has received two Phase III Directors Awards from the Partnership for Safe Water for its Kentucky River Station I and Richmond Road Station water treatment plants in Fayette County.
The Partnership for Safe Water Program is a voluntary initiative developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other water organizations designed to increase protection of the public by encouraging partner utilities to meet requirements that are more stringent than what is required by law through total plant optimization. Only about three percent of all public surface water plants are part of the program, and with a total of 80 plants in the partnership, American Water subsidiaries account for 20 percent of the participating plants nationwide.
The Kentucky River Station I and Richmond Road Station water treatment plants were recognized for maintaining the Phase III Directors Award status for 15 years.
For more information visit Kentuckyamwater.com.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo