Designers, builders, owners, government agencies, manufacturers and others often go beyond the status quo to achieve high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. The National Institute of Building Sciences offers a way to show off advancements and gain recognition for those buildings, initiatives and innovations that are influencing, informing and inspiring the high-performance planning, design, construction and operations processes. Enter those cutting-edge projects and activities for a chance to win a 2017 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building & Community Award.
The Beyond Green™ Awards distinguish those projects and activities that best demonstrate the eight high-performance attributes: sustainability, accessibility, aesthetics, cost effectiveness, functionality, productivity, historical sensitivity, and safety and security (resilience). The nomination categories include:
- High-Performance Buildings.
- High-Performance Attributes and Systems.
- High-Performance Initiatives.
- Innovations for High-Performance Buildings and Communities.
The deadline to apply for the 2017 Beyond Green™ Awards is Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Once the jury has made its final selections, the winners of the Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building & Community Award will be invited to present their projects and receive their awards at a special luncheon, to be held during Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Fifth Annual Conference and Expo, the week of January 8-11, 2018, in Washington, D.C. At the awards presentation, winners will have an opportunity to share their project results directly with leaders from across the building industry, and highlight the challenges and opportunities they faced on their high-performance projects.
The winning selections will appear as case studies on the WBDG Whole Building Design Guide® website. Additional recognition will include an announcement in the Institute’s newsletter, a plaque and potential inclusion in future Institute technical guidelines and publications.
Take this opportunity to recognize a deserving high-performance project. Submit an entry today!
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- 44For the first time, leaders of America's design and construction industry, along with building owners and operators, have agreed to promote resilience in contemporary planning, building materials, design, construction, and operational techniques to help make the nation's aging infrastructure more safe and secure.
- 42The International Union of Architects (UIA) and the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction seek to cooperate to inspire better sustainability performance in planning, architecture and building.