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GB-Sustainabilty Awards 2022

Entry Fees

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Sustainable Community: $199 until Sept 30, $240 from Oct 1

General: $119 until Sept 30, $140 from Oct 1

Mainstream Green: $99 until Sept 30, $120 from Oct 1

Alternative Building Technology: $99 until Sept 30, $120 from Oct 1

Offsite Construction: $99 until Sept 30, $120 from Oct 1

Small Footprint Living: $99 until Sept 30, $120 from Oct 1

Additional Category Entries: $89 each

Above and Beyond Entries: Process as a General Entry
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Sustainability Superhero and Pathfinder: $99 until Sept 30, $120 from Oct 1

 Sustainable City: No Charge

Entries must be received no later than October 29, 2021 (11:59 pm ET)

JUDGING: A panel of respected builders and design professionals will review each completed entry. Winners will be notified in January 2022. Judges decisions are final.

Entry GuideClick here for FAQ's

Contact Mike Collignon at mike.collignon@greenbuildermedia.com with questions.

2020 Green Home of the Year Awards

14th Annual Green Home of the Year Awards

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4th Annual Sustainability Awards

Green Builder Media’s annual Green 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.

As the nation grapples with an ongoing pandemic, social unrest and economic uncertainty, building professionals report an intense demand for their expertise, sweat and insights. We all could use some good news. Won't you share some in the form of an inspiring project that creates a beacon of light in dark times?

As usual, 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 Sustainable City of the Year and Sustainability Superhero. This year, we’ve added award categories for projects that go “Above and Beyond” to address environmental risks and concerns.

Winners will receive coverage in the January/February 2022 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 2022 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 2020 and December 2021.
  • 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 2020 and December 2021.
  • 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 2020 and December 2021.
  • 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 2020 and December 2021.
  • 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 2020 and December 2021.
  • Total project is less than 800 square feet conditioned space.

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

  • Grand opening or first occupancy between January 2020 and December 2021.
  • Communities/developments of all sizes and ownership structure are eligible.

“ABOVE AND BEYOND” Green Home of the Year Award Categories. 

Above and Beyond: Drought Ready. This project optimizes the use or re-use of onsite water, putting it in a class of its own with regard to water conservation.

Above and Beyond: Flood Ready. This project applies various mitigation techniques to reduce not only the risk from water damage and flooding, but enhancing the ability to recover following a flooding incident.

Above and Beyond: Wildfire Ready. This project offers a case study in how to build a home to resist all but the worst wildfire situations, from site preparation to product selection.

Above and Beyond: Net Zero Plus Energy. This project applies solar or wind energy systems to provide enough renewable energy to satisfy more that 100 percent of likely energy demands on an annual basis.

Above and Beyond: Extreme Heat Ready. This project applies good building science, optimal insulation, massing, windows and other features to reduce the impacts of extreme temperatures outdoors, and reduce cooling costs.

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 2020 and December 2021.

THE PATHFINDER AWARD: This award goes to an under-40 homebuilder who's leading by example.

    • Winner must have completed at least three homes as primary builder/developer.
    • Winner should have good chemistry with trades and staff, with spirit of collaboration.
    • Winner should demonstrate a serious commitment to sustainability.

SUSTAINABLE CITY OF THE YEAR: 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.).