For a decade Green Builder Media has conducted our Green Home of the Year Awards, most recently presented in the 2018 March/April issue of this publication. Since their inception, our awards have been the industry standard for recognizing excellence in high performance, sustainably built residential projects in all fifty states, across the continent, and beyond. Builders from coast to coast and in Canada (this year we even enjoyed an entry from New Zealand!) have been celebrated through the program for their commitment to green building, environmental stewardship and exceptional quality.
More recently, in 2017 to be precise, we produced our inaugural Green Builder Sustainability Symposium™ which was held in January of that year in Orlando. We returned to Orlando for a reprise event twelve months later in January of 2018. Both gatherings garnered high praise from the national press, attendees and presenters alike, and we proudly consider them to be among our most successful and meaningful endeavors ever.
By now you have probably heard or read that for 2019 we have decided to marry the electricity and prestige of these two benchmark events by consolidating the 2019 Symposium, which will be held for the first time in Las Vegas on Monday, February 18 (a day before the Design and Construction Week® [DCW] opens at the Las Vegas Convention Center), with the announcement of the next collection of award winning entries in our annual competition, to be celebrated the night before, Sunday February 17th, in conjunction with our pre-Symposium VIP dinner where we provide a unique networking opportunity for our presenters, sponsors, industry leaders and dedicated community of sustainability advocates.
We are excited to announce that we are expanding our awards program as well, to become known as the Green Builder Sustainability Awards™. For the first time we will be including a development/community award in the projects category. Additionally, we will be honoring the most exemplary municipal sustainability program, the building products manufacturer who is doing the most for sustainable building, and the individual we are affectionately calling our “Sustainability Superhero”, the person who has made the most significant contribution in the built environment.
This means a couple of things. First, the call for entries is out now—earlier in the calendar year than usual in order to facilitate all that goes into the selection, recognition and promotion of the next group of honorees—so if you have a project, product, or person you’d like to enter for our consideration, please do so today!
Of course, you could just shoot for the minor leagues and enter the BOGUS awards…
Second, whether you anticipate attending the DCW expo or not, make plans to register for the 2019 Sustainability Symposium, which will be held at the performing arts center, the spectacular Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas on February 18, 2019. We have the most compelling and exciting lineup of presenters you will find at any event of this kind, anywhere, in 2019!
That date happens to be Presidents Day and many people in a variety of sectors will have the day off from work. Plus, there are no classes on the UNLV campus on that date so access and parking should not be a challenge. Registration is available online at www.greenbuildermedia.com/desert-shall-bloom-2019.
Last but not least, consider joining us for the VIP dinner on Sunday evening. Seating is strictly limited and by reservation only. To learn details and secure seats, or a group table, visit www.greenbuildermedia.com/11th-home-of-the-year-call-for-entries.
We can’t wait to see you in Las Vegas!