AND COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARDS
Celebrating the people and projects leading the way to a greener, healthier future for all!
USGBC's Community Leadership Awards celebrate excellence from projects, people, and partners that are working to create better buildings and better lives for all in their local community. Nominations are open to all communities in the Big South region, including USGBC National Capital Region (USGBC NCR).
The D.C. metro area has long been an international leader in green building. In 2022, Maryland and Virginia ranked 5th and 8th respectively on USGBC's prestigious list of Top 10 States for LEED, with significant amounts of LEED work taking place in the counties of southern Maryland and northern Virginia included in the National Capital Region. As a federal territory, the District of Columbia does not appear on the official top 10 list of states, but it consistenlty leads the nation in LEED-certified square footage per capita. In fact, there is more LEED-certified square footage per capita in D.C. than anywhere else in the world!
See past USGBC National Capital Region Community Leadership Award recipients >>
Awards will be given in multiple categories. In order to apply for a USGBC National Capital Region award, projects must be located within the USGBC NCR community territory, regardless of where the nominator or project owner are located. Projects that received a USGBC award in the last three years are not eligible. Project teams who have won awards in the past three years are welcome to submit new projects.
Award recipients will be announced and honored at USGBC NCR's annual A Midsummer Night's Green celebration, whic will take place in July 2023.
PROJECT AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE: MAY 8, 2023
EXTENDED PROJECT AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2023
There is a $125 fee for project applications submitted by May 8. Projects that submit between May 9 and May 15 pay an additional $50 extension fee ($175 total).
PEOPLE & PARTNER NOMINATION DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2023
There is no fee to nominate a person or partner.
CALL FOR JUDGES
USGBC is currently seeking LEED professionals to serve as project award judges for our Community Leadership Awards programs in the National Capital Region and across the south. Learn more about this opportunity.
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LOCAL USGBC COMMUNITY
USGBC local communities are the heart and soul of USGBC. They work to implement USGBC's global mission on the local level, making our states, cities, and neighborhoods greener, healthier places to live, work, and play. They educate and empower individuals to take action, and connect them to a vast network of sustainability advocates working across fields to bring better buildings and better lives to all.