Cindy Zork

The awards will be presented at a ceremony on May 3.

Feature image: The LEED-certified Bow Creek Recreation Center.

The USGBC Virginia community is committed to transforming the way buildings are designed, constructed and operated in the Commonwealth. Local leadership achieves this through support for the continued growth of LEED certification and related green building rating systems and tools. Achievement of LEED certification demonstrates a commitment to greater energy, water and waste savings, and improves the health and well-being of building occupants and the surrounding environment.

The USGBC Virginia community is proud to celebrate the leadership of Virginia building owners, designers and construction professionals who achieve LEED certification with the USGBC Virginia Leadership Awards. Connect with your peers across Virginia at this awards ceremony and reception, held at the University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center from 5:30–7:30 p.m. on May 3.

USGBC Virginia Leadership Award winners

  • Innovative Design, New Construction: Fontaine Fire Station, LEED Platinum

    For pushing the envelope of green design in a LEED for New Construction project.
  • Virginia Environments: Bow Creek Recreation Center, LEED Certified

    For addressing the unique design challenges of Virginia’s landscape and climate.
  • Community Champion: Huguenot High School, LEED Gold

    For a LEED-certified building that supports USGBC’s vision of green buildings for all.
  • Green Leader, Organization: Virginia Tech

    For their ongoing support of USGBC’s mission in Virginia.
  • Green Leader, Volunteers: Nell Boyle, City of Roanoke; Tim Cole, Virginia Beach City Public Schools; Carrie Webster, County of Henrico

    For their ongoing support of USGBC’s mission in Virginia.

Attend the ceremony and help us select the People’s Choice Award! All projects that submitted a nomination this year are eligible. Attendees at the event will vote for their favorite, to be revealed at the end of the awards ceremony.

The ceremony will also honor participants of the 2017–2018 Connect the Dots Green Schools Challenge, located in the USGBC Virginia community. This program challenges K–12 schools across Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland to implement creative, effective, no- or low-cost sustainable practices for their schools. Projects increase environmental stewardship, strengthen community outreach, encourage creativity and complement curriculum development.

Connect the Dots School Challenge participants from the Fisher, Blackwell and Jones elementary schools

Participants from the Fisher, Blackwell and Jones elementary schools.

Connect the Dots Challenge winners and participants

  • Honor Award: Fisher, Blackwell and Jones Elementary Schools
  • Environmental Impact Award: Providence Middle School
  • Curriculum Award: Collegiate School
  • Measurement and Verification Award: The Steward School
  • Participants: CC Wells Elementary School, Echo Lake Elementary School, Murray High School and Bindford Middle School

Interested in supporting the event? Sponsor the ceremony to purchase bulk tickets and receive additional recognition at the event.

Attend the USGBC Virginia Leadership Awards Ceremony