The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) named Adidas and Knauf Insulation as the recipients of the 2019 Greenbuild Europe Leadership Awards. According to USGBC, the awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. The recipients were announced March 20 at USGBC’s Greenbuild Europe conference in Amsterdam.

“Both Adidas and Knauf have demonstrated courage and purposeful intent — tirelessly championing green building, pushing to transform the environment, and helping to improve the quality of life for people in their communities,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). “With these types of leaders, I know our vision of green buildings for all within this generation can become a reality. This award recognizes their outstanding contributions to protecting the environment — both for people today and for future generations.”

Adidas is being recognized for its outstanding contributions to protecting the environment including the company’s commitment to LEED and reducing its carbon footprint. Adidas’s sustainability roadmap and campaign “Sport Needs a Space,” includes a holistic approach that looks at spaces where sport is made (all places where products are created, designed, manufactured, and shipped), sold (own retail, wholesale, and e-commerce) and played (from the indoor court to the outdoor fields).

Knauf Insulation is being recognized for providing innovative solutions that both reduce energy consumption and save resources. USGBC said that Knauf sets an outstanding example for the international green construction industry through its commitment to LEED and other green building practices and its aggressive corporate social responsibility commitment.