Entries Sought for High-Performance Building Awards
The Sustainable Building Industry Council (SBIC) is now soliciting entries for its 2007 Beyond Green™ High Performance Building Awards.
Entering into their seventh year, the awards recognize initiatives that shape, inform and catalyze the high-performance building market and the real-world application of high performance construction practices.
Open to all, the program offers two entry categories: “High Performance Buildings,” including institutional, commercial, government and residential buildings constructed within the last three years; and “High Performance Initiatives,” which can include policy/program initiatives, research, product development and educational or consumer awareness efforts.
Appropriate applicants for the competition include trade associations, researchers, architects, engineers, consultants, universities and educators, builders, public and private building owners, product manufacturers and suppliers, marketing and media experts and utilities.
Entries must be submitted no later than Nov. 30, and entry fees range from $200 to $400.
The top award winners will be invited to speak at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 16 in conjunction with a lecture series sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The day’s activities will include an awards presentation ceremony and reception.
Winners will be announced in SBIC’s member newsletter, Buildings Inside & Out, and their projects will be published as case studies on the SBIC Web site and on the Whole Building Design Guide Web site.
SBIC has been a national leader in defining the whole building approach to design since its inception in 1980. This approach, which results in high-performance buildings, emphasizes sustainability as a prominent design objective.
Sponsors for the awards program include BASF, Skanska, BOMA, CertainTeed, eco-structure magazine and the Whole Building Design Guide.
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