Across the United States, designers, builders, owners, government agencies, manufacturers, and others are going beyond the status quo to achieve high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. Now is the time to show off advancements and gain recognition for those buildings, initiatives, and innovations that are influencing, informing, and inspiring the high-performance planning, design, construction, and operations processes.
If you have, or know of a cutting-edge project or activity that fits this description, there’s only four weeks left to enter for a chance to win a National Institute of Building Sciences 2018 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Award.
The Beyond Green™ Awards distinguish projects and activities that best demonstrate eight high-performance attributes: sustainability, accessibility, aesthetics, cost effectiveness, functionality, productivity, historical sensitivity, and safety and security (resilience). The nomination categories include: High-Performance Buildings; High-Performance Attributes and Systems; High-Performance Initiatives; and Innovations for High-Performance Buildings and Communities.
The Beyond Green™ Awards jury will review all of the entries received by the October 31, 2018, deadline, and make their final selections. The Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building & Community Award winners will be invited to present their projects and receive their awards at the Annual Awards Banquet, to be held during Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Seventh Annual Conference and Expo, the week of January 7-10, 2019, in Washington, DC. During the awards presentation on January 9, winners will have an opportunity to share their project results directly with leaders from across the building industry, and highlight the challenges and opportunities they faced on their high-performance projects.
The winning selections will appear as case studies on the WBDG Whole Building Design Guide® website. Additional recognition will include an announcement in the Institute’s newsletter, a plaque, and potential inclusion in future Institute technical guidelines and publications.
The deadline to apply for the 2018 Beyond Green™ Awards is Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. ET.