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GB-Sustainabilty Awards 2020-1

Entry Fees

Sustainable Communities and Green Innovation Categories: $199 each

General Category: $119

Mainstream Green Category: $99

Alternative Building Technology Category: $99

Offsite Construction Category: $99

Small Footprint Living  Category: $99

Additional Category Entries: $89 each

Sustainability Superhero Category: $99

Green Municipal Program: No Charge

Entries must be received no later than October 11, 2019 (11:59 pm ET)

JUDGING: A panel of respected builders and design professionals will review each completed entry. Winners will be notified in December 2019. Judges decisions are final.

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Contact Mike Collignon at mcollignon@greenbuildercoalition.org with questions.

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Deadline for Entries Has Passed. Look for our winners in January 2020!

12th Annual Green Home of the Year Awards

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2nd Annual Sustainability Awards

Green Builder Media’s annual Home of the Year and Sustainability Awards recognize the industry’s most authentic, advanced, beautiful, sustainable projects and the professionals who design and construct them.

This year, we’re looking for the best green homes that include sustainable features, innovative design, whole home performance, and integration with the natural environment, as well as the Most Sustainable Community/Development, Green Innovation of the Year, Best Small Footprint Living Project, Best Green Municipal Program, and Sustainability Superhero.

Winners will receive coverage in the January/February 2020 issue of Green Builder magazine, on www.greenbuildermedia.com and on our social media outlets. They will also receive five complimentary copies of the January/February 2020 issue.

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GENERAL CATEGORY: We strive to find the BEST projects from the entries we receive and then categorize them. We feel this gives each entrant the best possible chance to become a finalist as they are not attempting to fit their project into a category - they are simply showcasing their best work. All residential green designed and high-performance housing and communities meeting the following criteria are eligible for entry into the General Category:

  • Grand opening or first occupancy between January 2018 and December 2019.
  • Custom, production, remodeling/restoration and multifamily projects are all eligible. (Project can be any size)
  • Third party certification (e.g., LEED, Energy Star, Environments for Living, etc.) is NOT an entry requirement.

MAINSTREAM GREEN CATEGORY: We continue our search for the most energy-efficient homes! To be eligible for this category your project must meet the following criteria:

  • Grand opening or first occupancy between January 2018 and December 2019.
  • Total project is less than 2,600 square feet conditioned space..
  • HERS rating of 50 or better (verified HERS Index Score will be required).

ALTERNATIVE BUILDING TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY: Open to projects that include some form of alternative building technology systems (i.e. SIPs, ICFs, etc.). To be eligible for this category your project must meet the following criteria:

  • Grand opening or first occupancy between January 2018 and December 2019.
  • Project must include some form of alternative building technology.
  • In your narrative, tell us why you chose the particular technology you employed in your project.

OFF-SITE CONSTRUCTION: Send us your best project utilizing off-site construction (prefab, modular, etc.). To be eligible for this category your project must meet the following criteria:

  • Grand opening or first occupancy between January 2018 and December 2019.
  • Any homes utilizing off-site construction (IRC-Code) are eligible.
  • In your narrative, tell us why you utilized off-site construction as well as any lessons learned.

SMALL FOOTPRINT LIVING: To be eligible for this category your project must meet the following criteria:

  • Grand opening or first occupancy between January 2018 and December 2019.
  • Total project is less than 800 square feet conditioned space.

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY: To be eligible for this category your project must meet the following criteria:

  • Grand opening or first occupancy between January 2018 and December 2019.
  • Communities/developments of all sizes and ownership structure are eligible.

GREEN INNOVATION OF THE YEAR: To be eligible for this category your product, technology or material must meet the following criteria:

  • This innovation must enhance the sustainability of the built environment.
  • This innovation must have been developed or debuted between January 2018 and December 2019.

SUSTAINABILITY SUPERHERO OF THE YEAR: To be eligible for this category your project must meet the following criteria:

  • The person must be a part of the building industry in some way (builder, architect, designer, manufacturer, code official, etc.)
  • The person's accomplishment(s) must have occurred or started between January 2018 and December 2019.

BEST GREEN MUNICIPAL PROGRAM: To be eligible for this category your project must meet the following criteria:

  • Program must be managed by a U.S. municipality (town, city, village, borough, etc.).