The role of sustainable buildings has become more significant in the marketplace than ever. For the fourth year in a row, the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC), a Washington, D.C.-based, nonprofit trade association, will recognize professionals who are making exceptional contributions to sustainability across the United States. This is an opportunity for industry leaders to be acknowledged for the valuable contributions they make to the built environment.
This year, the Council has expanded its Awards Program to include the "Exemplary Sustainable Building" Award. This award, sponsored in part by the Public Buildings Service of the U.S. General Services Administration, will recognize the institutional, residential, and government buildings that demonstrate the successful application of the "whole building" approach to design. This year's focus will be on the integration of sustainable and cost-effective design and construction strategies. All building professionals are eligible to participate in this category.