Beyond Green™ Awards Entries Due November 1
Know an individual, product, company or
jurisdiction that has made achieving high-performance buildings a priority? Then
nominate them for a 2013 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building Award.
But don’t wait. There are only three weeks left to submit entries.
The 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.
The 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 practices.
In past 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.
Once 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 give winners an opportunity to share directly with leaders in the
building community, highlighting the challenges and opportunities they faced
while delivering high-performance buildings.
Winning 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 project, initiative, innovation or
individual. Submit an entry