On March 7, the USGBC Maryland community announced its 2019 Leadership Awards recipients at the annual Wintergreen networking and awards event. More than 130 green building advocates from across Maryland came together to celebrate this year’s 10 recipients, who were recognized for excellence in high-performance building design, environmental stewardship and community impact.
The Leadership Awards highlight projects that are transforming the built environment across Maryland. The awards celebrate the building projects that have earned LEED certification in the past year, as well as the leaders who continue to promote green buildings in their communities.
Leadership Award recipients
- Ravens Under Armour Performance Center Addition: Innovative Design, New Construction Award
- Merriweather District Area 3: Maryland Environments Award
- HCLS Elkridge Branch and DIY Education Center and Elkridge 50+ Center: Community Champion Award
- University of Maryland Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center: Green Schools—Higher Education Award
- Lyndhurst Elementary School Expansion and Renovation: Green Schools—K–12 Award
- M&T Bank Stadium Recertification: Green Building Legacy Award
- Annapolis Water Treatment Plant: Judge’s Choice Award
- Seawall Development: Green Leader, Organization of the Year Award
- Kate Fink and Valerie Oliver: Green Leader, Volunteer of the Year Award
- Ravens Under Armour Performance Center Addition: People’s Choice Award
This year, Wintergreen was held at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a staple of the Baltimore community, which achieved LEED Gold certification in 2018 as a result of a multiyear effort to upgrade building operations. The ballpark certified under the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system.