The work you do is cause for celebration.
To honor individuals and organizations whose work has produced noticeably head-turning results, USGBC regularly presents national awards.
Recipients represent a diverse range of experiences and industries but possess a shared attribute: a passion for green building and its rewards for our future.
Leadership Award recipients inspire us with their words, actions and passion. Each year, we honor individuals and organizations whose vision, leadership and commitment have been fundamental to the evolution of our industry, and have helped improve awareness of the green building movement across the globe.
- 2013: Gerald Hines, Founder and Chairman of Hines Interest Limited Partnership
- 2012: Tom Darden, Executive Director of Make It Right
- 2011: The Honorable Michael Bloomberg. As Mayor of New York City, Mayor Bloomberg established PlaNYC
- 2010: Richard Piacentini, executive director of the Pittsburgh-based Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
- 2009: The Construction and Engineering Research Laboratory for the U.S. Army
- 2008: Alexander Karsner, assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- 2007: David Eisenberg and the Development Center for Appropriate Technology and Ashok Gupta, director of the air and energy program at Natural Resources Defense Council
- 2006: Maria Atkinson, global head of sustainability at Lend Lease
- 2005: Bob Berkebile, BNIM Architects
Named in memory of Malcolm Lewis, recipients are recognized for their high-impact, volunteer-driven work that supports a USGBC initiative.
The late Malcolm Lewis , a member of the LEED Steering Committee and chair of the Technical Scientific Advisory Committee and LEED Technical Committee, served the green building movement with dedication and selflessness. His legacy lives in smarter building, a stronger movement and a world he left better for the rest of us.
- 2013: Schoolyard revitalization at Hackett Elementary in Philadelphia, Penn.
- 2012: Sustainability as Seen Through the Eyes of Elementary School Children at McKinley Elementary in Santa Monica, Calif.
In 2010, the Mayor Richard M. Daley Legacy Award for Global Leadership in Creating Sustainable Cities was established and presented to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley at the Greenbuild 2010 in Chicago.
Mayor Daley dedicated his time as mayor to making Chicago one of the most environmentally-friendly cities in the nation. Chicago was one of the first cities to adopt LEED for public buildings and is one of the top cities in the U.S. for LEED projects.
- 2013: Bob Dixson, Mayor of Greensburg, Kan.
- 2012: Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento, Calif.