WNC Regional Leadership Awards
This award program honors individuals and organizations whose exemplary work has been influential in the expansion of sustainable, higher-performing buildings and projects throughout USGBC's West North Central (WNC) Region's local communities that includes: Central Plains, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri Gateway, Nebraska Flatwater, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
The USGBC WNC Leadership Awards recognize the triple bottom-line benefits of green buildings: people, planet and profit. Sustainable buildings are not only good for the environment – they also save money while providing a healthy living and working space for building occupants. We’re excited to honor the leaders who are working to ensure this goal is met, and who are transforming communities across the region.
While many projects have already been recognized due to their use of LEED as a tool to transform the region's built environment, this award program looks beyond achievement of third party certification to celebrate the leadership of the project teams and the greater story behind each nomination.
Applications are now open for USGBC’s West North Central Region 2020 Community Leadership Awards.
This award program honors individuals and organizations whose exemplary work has been influential in the expansion of sustainable, higher-performing buildings throughout the region's local communities that includes: Central Plains, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri Gateway, Nebraska Flatwater, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Nomination forms are due by February 17, 2020 at 11:59pm CST.
Questions and inquiries can be sent to Korinne Haeffel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 202-705-6662.
Building & Project Categories
Individual, Team & Organizational Categories
Ownership of Materials
All submitted entry materials will be retained for exhibition, education, publication, and promotional purposes. The submission of an entry shall constitute a general agreement by the entrant that the sponsors reserve the right to use individual photographs, drawings, parts of drawings, etc. for reproduction, publication, exhibition, and advertising purposes. No monetary compensation will be awarded for the use of the entry materials for such purposes.
Judging Criteria & Scoring
Qualified applications will be reviewed by a panel of USGBC Market Leadership Advisory Board members and green building experts from the West North Central USGBC region. Each nomination will be carefully reviewed and awarded points for leadership approach, strategies that push the envelope of green design, resolving challenges with innovative solutions and high performance. All entries will be judged and scored on their own merit. Level of recognition will be based on total points each nomination accumulates.
Decisions by the jurors are final and award strategies are not pre-determined. USGBC and the evaluation committee reserve the right to eliminate any nomination that does not fulfill the criteria. Awards are commensurate to evaluation of the nomination. USGBC reserves the right to not award a category and to make changes to scoring methodology.
Certificate of Leadership - This designation acknowledges the leadership of our nominees who have demonstrated activities and accomplishments that go above the status quo.
Award of Merit - This designation is reserved for nominations that earn 80% or more of available points during jury review.
Award of Excellence - This designation is reserved for nominations that earn 90% or more of available points during jury review.