Kimberly Lewis

Announcing the 2016 Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award recipient.

USGBC® is proud to announce the 2016 recipient of the Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award: Calvary Women’s Services Volunteer Team.

USGBC National Capital Region partnered with Calvary Women’s Services in an effort to green their facility in Southeast Washington, D.C. Calvary is a nonprofit that empowers homeless women by providing housing, healthcare, employment and education. Their facility serves as a transitional home for 40 women and provides a space for programming. To date, the National Capital Region emerging professionals have dedicated over 200 volunteer hours and secured over $20,000 of in-kind service and material donations.

The volunteer team was led by emerging professional Tyler Walter and Market Leadership Advisory Board Chair Shaun Taylor and included Sheryl Owen, Jordan Clough, Sarah Saxon, Beth Giltner and Marissa Mitzer. The team has every intention of continuing to work with Calvary. In support of the award, USGBC is blessed to have an anonymous group of donors, “Friends of Malcolm Lewis,” who provide the recipient with a monetary stipend. The team will use the funds to improve the outdoor patio area, install a lighting controls retrofit and insulate hot water pipes. The team’s continued efforts will only ADVANCE Calvary’s ability to provide valued service to empower the women they serve.

All our 2016 nominees demonstrated hard work and commitment to moving the green building needle in their communities. This effort to build green building capacity and leadership, within both Calvary Women’s Services and the team of emerging professionals, is an incredible example of how USGBC volunteers are helping us reach our goal to grow our mission impact in underserved communities.

The Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! Award recognizes leaders who are advancing a healthier, more sustainable and more prosperous built environment. The award honors Malcolm Lewis, Ph.D., the founder of Constructive Technologies Group, who served on USGBC’s board and chaired its Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee. Drawn to high-performance buildings in the early 1970s, Malcolm spent the next 30 years making an impact in the green building movement.

We congratulate the USGBC National Capital Region Emerging Professionals and Calvary Women’s Services, and we invite you to join us at the Greenbuild Leadership Awards Luncheon in celebration of this stellar project, along with other outstanding individuals and organizations committed to advancing green building design, construction and operations. We know these individuals’ contributions to the green movement would make Malcolm proud.