Awards & Recognition
We’re honored to have been recognized by some of the most respected organizations in real estate and sustainability. Interested in our award-winning utilities? Learn more about Town & Country Utilities’ awards here.
Ideal-LIVING 2020 “Best of the Best Eco-Friendly Communities”
In 2020, Babcock Ranch was awarded as one of the “Best Eco-Friendly Communities” in Ideal-LIVING’s Best of the Best 2020 Community Awards. According to Ideal-LIVING: “These communities were designed with the desire to preserve the environment around them. Whether they have designated land as nature preserves, have solar-powered homes, or save energy, water, and other resources, these communities provide eco-friendly spaces.”
DEP's Plant Operations Excellence Award
Babcock Ranch Water Utilities received the 2018 Domestic Plant Operations Excellence Award for Drinking Water Plant Operations from the Department of Environmental Protection in recognition of outstanding treatment water and wastewater plant operations, maintenance and compliance.
Platinum “Florida Green” community
Southwest Florida’s Babcock Ranch, with sustainability designed into the entire fabric of the community, has been certified a Platinum “Florida Green” community by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green projects in the state.
Developer Syd Kitson of Kitson & Partners was recognized during FGBC’s Annual Meeting held Friday in Orlando. Kitson has been planning Babcock Ranch for more than a decade.
2018 “Hive 50” designee for leading strategy in housing innovation, vision and economics
2018’s HIVE 50 list was made up of people, products, and processes that are leading the charge to inspire creativity, improve performance, and explore better ways to build. Babcock Ranch was awarded a “Hive 50” designee for leading strategy in housing innovation, vision, and economics in 2018.
2018 Designated as a “Crew Friendly City” by This Spaceship Earth for comprehensive environmental approach to development
Crew friendly cities are cities that have a spaceship earth awareness that citizens need and want to act as crew of This Spaceship Earth. Babcock Ranch became a “Crew City” in 2018.
Ideal-LIVING 2017 “Best of the Best Eco-Friendly Communities”
Each year, Ideal-LIVING awards communities that have distinguished themselves from concept to completion by respecting the ecology of their locations. Babcock Ranch won the award “Best of the Best Eco-Friendly Communities” in 2017.
Council for Sustainable Florida’s 2007 Sustainable Florida Legacy Award
Sustainable Florida aims to advance the vision of sustainability by identifying, supporting and communicating innovative practices which both protect and preserve Florida’s natural environment and build markets for businesses to flourish. Babcock Ranch won the Council for Sustainable Florida’s Sustainable Florida Legacy Award in 2007.