There’s Still Time to Nominate Excellence in Code Administration, Code Compliance
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Beyond Green™ Awards Entries Are Due November 1
Know a code administration department that has made
achieving high-performance buildings a priority? Then nominate it for a 2013 Beyond Green™ High-Performance
Building Award. But don’t wait. There are only three weeks left to nominate code administration
departments that have helped to achieve high-performance building levels
through code administration or code compliance.
National Institute of Building Sciences Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
(SBIC) has expanded the categories in its 2013 Beyond Green™ High-Performance
Building Awards. The program now includes award categories to recognize
building projects that focus on enhancing individual building systems or
attributes, as well as innovations in design processes, contracting, code
administration, insurance and research.
Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building Awards recognize those initiatives
that shape, inform and catalyze the high-performance building market, as well
as the real-world application of high-performance design and construction
years, the awards primarily focused on sustainability, energy-efficiency and green-related
building features. In 2013, the Council wanted to incorporate the
whole-building design aspects of other Institute programs. Therefore the new
categories reflect the areas Institute programs focus on, such as building
enclosure design; codes and standards; and facility maintenance and operations,
and the important role they play in achieving high-performance buildings.
selected, the winners of the Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building
Awards will be invited to present their projects and receive their awards at a
special Beyond Green™ Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Lehigh Hanson, to be
held during Building
Innovation 2014: The National Institute of Building Sciences Conference and
Expo, the week of January 6-10, 2014. The awards presentation and
poster session gives winners an opportunity to share directly with leaders in
the building community, highlighting the challenges and opportunities they
faced while delivering high-performance buildings.
projects will be published on the WBDG Whole Building Design Guide® website
(www.wbdg.org). Additional recognition will include an announcement in the
Institute’s newsletter, a plaque, posting of the case study on the SBIC website
and potential inclusion in future SBIC technical guidelines and publications.
The deadline to apply for the 2013 Beyond Green™ Awards is Friday, November
1, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. EST. Take this opportunity to recognize a deserving code
administration department. Submit an