Cindy Zork

Apply by August 30 for the awards, to be celebrated at IMPACT Tennessee on October 11.

USGBC Tennessee is seeking nominations for their statewide Leadership Awards, to be celebrated at the IMPACT Tennessee Conference on October 11 in Nashville. The USGBC Tennessee Leadership Awards celebrate building owners and project teams for their extra effort to accomplish LEED certification for their buildings. LEED-certified spaces use less energy and water, save money for families, businesses and taxpayers, reduce carbon emissions and create a healthier environment for occupants and the community at large.

Applications are now open for the 2018 Awards. You must apply by August 30. Projects need to be located within the state of Tennessee to be eligible. Contact Cindy Zork with questions.

This year's award winners will be honored at a luncheon during the IMPACT Tennessee Conference. IMPACT Tennessee is a full-day conference highlighting innovations and best practices in green building. This year's event will feature keynote speakers, education sessions and networking with professionals contributing to a more sustainable built environment in Tennessee.

Register to attend IMPACT Tennessee. USGBC community members receive an early bird discount until September 3.

Leadership Awards Ceremony at IMPACT Tennessee

When: 12–1 p.m., Thurs., October 11
Where: Wellspire Center, 907 Gleaves Street, Nashville, Tennessee

Awards categories

Project teams with buildings that received a LEED certification between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017, may apply for consideration in the following categories:

  • Innovative Design, New Construction: For a certified LEED BD+C project that demonstrates use of new technologies and strategies to push the envelope of green design and meet project challenges in an innovative way.
  • Innovative Design, Interiors: For a certified LEED ID+C project that demonstrates use of new technologies and strategies to push the envelope of green design and meet project challenges in an innovative way.
  • Building Performance: For a certified LEED for Existing Buildings project that demonstrates a significant increase in building performance through the implementation of sustainable design solutions.
  • Tennessee Environments: For a LEED-certified project that demonstrates unique design solutions to address the particular climate and site concerns of building in Tennessee, including environmentally responsible landscaping techniques.
  • Community Champion: For a LEED-certified project that addresses the needs of an underserved community, meeting USGBC’s vision of healthy and sustainable buildings for all.

Applications are also open for:

  • Green Leader: Organization of the Year: For an organization that demonstrates commitment to LEED and ongoing support of USGBC’s mission in Tennessee.
  • Green Leader: Volunteer of the Year: For a USGBC volunteer that demonstrates passion and stewardship of USGBC’s mission in Tennessee.

Additional awards will be given to:

Apply for the 2018 USGBC Tennessee Leadership Awards.

Download the application questions