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SBIC 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 2013 Beyond 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.

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 facility maintenance and operations.

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 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.

Winning projects will be published on the WBDG Whole Building Design Guide® website ( 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 entry today!

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