There’s Still Time to Nominate Excellence in Facility Maintenance, Operations Processes
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Beyond Green™ Awards Entries Are Due November 1
Know a facility owner or manager that has made
achieving high-performance buildings a priority? Then nominate him or her for a
Green™ High-Performance Building Award. But don’t wait. There are only
three weeks left to nominate candidates
who have helped to achieve high-performance building levels through building
operations and maintenance activities.
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 facility maintenance and operations.
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
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