Call them Green Building Rock Stars, Sustainability Super Heroes, or just plain leaders. The South Carolina Chapter of the US Green Building Council wants to honor them at the Eighth Annual Green Building Leadership Awards Program and held in conjunction with the Annual Membership meeting and building tour October 1, 2014, in Greenville.
Nominations will be accepted for three categories: Leadership, Exemplary Project and Green Schools. Nominations are due by close of business on September 3, 2014. Click here for the nomination form and instructions.
The awards honor outstanding people, organizations and projects that have furthered the cause of green building in South Carolina. Nominees must be honored for work performed in the state, and honored projects must have been completed within the past three years.
Leadership awards will honor individuals, firms or organizations that lead by example, or which have helped to transform markets by providing information or education that establishes the value of green building. Leadership awards will honor efforts “above and beyond” -not simply a “job well done.”
An Exemplary Project is one characterized by unique environmental, social and economic success, as well as its ability to inspire others. It will also be judged by measurable sustainable attributes such as energy or water savings. The project must be complete by the time of submission. Projects may include new building, retrofits, interior fitouts, or landscape design. Projects must be registered for certification under the USGBC’s LEED certification program. In certain instances a project may be considered if it is registered under the Green Globes, EarthCraft or NAHB Green Homes programs.
Green School awards will draw particular attention to a project or leader setting an example for K-12 schools.
Past award recipients include:
2006 University of South Carolina, Furman University, Clemson University, John Knott (Noisette)
2007 S.C. Energy Office, Craig Gaulden Davis, Coastal Carolina University, Sen. James Ritchie
2008 Mayor Keith Summey, City of North Charleston, Upstate Forever, 7th Grade Teachers of Georgetown Middle School, Dennis Knight
2010 James Meadors/Charleston Green Committee, Tony Bakker, Frank Powell (Furman University), Beezer Molten/Halfmoon Outfitters
2011 Don Cameron, Housing Authority of Charleston, YMCA of Coastal Carolina, Jackson School, Kershaw County School District, Holiday Inn Hotel, W. Columbia
2012 Bryan Cordell, SC Sustainability Institute, Wofford College Goodall Environmental Studies Center
2013 Boeing, Edens, USC Patterson Hall, MUSC Bioengineering Building
Keith Sanders Service Award, for outstanding service to the Chapter: Denise Sherman, Allen Taylor, John Hansen, Dan Gerst, Jude Peck.
The USGBC South Carolina Chapter would like to thank our awards sponsor, Duke Energy, for your support in recognizing leaders in green building.