Now is the time to spotlight the newest buildings, initiatives and innovations that are shaping, informing and catalyzing the high-performance planning, design, construction and operations processes. The Beyond Green™ Awards are a great way to recognize those projects and activities that contribute to making high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. Today, the National Institute of Building Sciences Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) issues the Call for Entries for its 2016 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards.
High-performance buildings meet eight design objectives: sustainability, accessibility, aesthetics, cost-effectiveness, functionality, productivity, historical sensitivity, and safety and security. (Resilience falls within the ‘safety and security’ objective.) The Beyond Green™ Awards distinguish those projects and activities that best exemplify the attributes of high performance.