One Week Left to Submit Award Entries by November 1
The National Institute of Building Sciences Sustainable Buildings
Industry Council has appointed Sam Brooks, Ann Edminster and George
Northcroft to serve as the jury for the 2013 Beyond Green™
High-Performance Building Awards.
"We are proud to announce the jury of experts for
the 2013 Beyond Green™ Awards,” said Institute
President Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA. "Their diverse experience, from the local
jurisdiction viewpoint to the federal agency perspective, as well as an expert
on net-zero energy, will bring a well-rounded perspective when deciding which of
the high-performance entries submitted this year are the most worthy of
The Beyond Green™
High-Performance Building Awards highlight 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 processes.
The jury is responsible for selecting those buildings, initiatives, products,
projects and innovations that best exemplify the eight design objectives of
high-performance, from all of the entries submitted to SBIC by the November 1
deadline. The 2013 award categories include High-Performance Buildings;
High-Performance Attributes and Systems; High-Performance Initiatives;
High-Performance Products; and Innovations for High-Performance Buildings; as
well as the Greg Franta Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to
high-performance, sustainable building design and construction.
SBIC will recognize the 2013 award winners on
Wednesday, January 8, 2014, during the Beyond Green™ Awards
Luncheon, sponsored by Lehigh Hanson. The luncheon and that morning’s
co-located SBIC Symposium, which
will focus on Beyond Green™: Guidance for Life-Cycle Performance, are
part a series of events taking place during Building Innovation
2014—The National Institute of Building Sciences Annual Conference and Expo,
January 6-10, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.
Sam Brooks is the Director of the Energy &
Sustainability Division at the District of Columbia Department of General
Services. In that capacity, Brooks oversees the government’s energy supply and
acquisition, a budget of $91 million in 2012. The group also develops and
executes multi-million dollar energy conservation initiatives for the agency’s
26 million sq. ft. portfolio. Prior to working for the D.C. Government, Mr.
Brooks founded a firm that specialized in energy-efficient contracting.
Ann Edminster is a leading expert on green homes,
focusing on assisting design and building professionals in developing their
capacity to create better buildings. Edminster authored Energy Free: Homes
for a Small Planet, a comprehensive guide for those seeking to create
net-zero energy homes, and she teaches widely on that subject. She serves on the
Board of Directors for the Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition and chaired the
inaugural Net-Zero North American Leadership Summit (held October 2013).
Edminster was a principal developer of the U.S. Green Building Council’s
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes Rating
George Northcroft is Regional Administrator of
the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Northwest/Arctic Region. He
oversees all of GSA’s operations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington,
including management of federal real estate and information technology. The
Northwest/Arctic Region has a federal inventory of 647 owned and leased
buildings, more than 450 employees and a total budget of more than $462.3
million annually. Northcroft previously served as Director of Business Relations
& Economic Development for King County, Washington.
Learn more about the Beyond Green™
High-Performance Building Awards. Download the Call for
Entries. Register for the