Awards were given to green projects and companies in the region that exemplify sustainable practices.

USGBC National Capital Region announced the recipients of the 2018 Community Leader Awards during the organization’s 17th annual  A Midsummer Night’s Green  event on July 19. The event was held at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C.

Attendees at a Midsummer Night's Green

Attendees at A Midsummer Night's Green.

Four awards were given to LEED projects in the region that exemplify green building practices and principles:

  • In the category of Innovative Project of the Year—New Construction, two winners were selected: Alexandria Renew Enterprises Environmental Center, nominated by Rust Orling Architecture and Vanderweil Engineers,and Bridges and Briya Public Charter Schools Mamie D. Lee Campus, nominated by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture.
  • Innovative Project of the Year—Interior Design was presented to The Summit Foundation, nominated by rand* construction corporation.
  • Innovative Project of the Year—Existing Building Performance was presented to The Embassy of France.

Because of the strengths of the projects that applied, our judges also selected an honorable mention in the category of Innovative Project of the Year—New Construction: Kenilworth Recreation Center, nominated by BELL Architects.

In addition to these LEED projects, USGBC National Capital Region recognized a project for advanced commitment to health and wellness in the built environment. The award for Innovative Project of the Year—Health and Wellness in the Built Environment went to The Pearl, nominated by The Tower Companies.

See more information on the winning projects, including more information on project teams.

Attendees from Lorax Partnerships at Midsummer Night's Green

Attendees from Lorax Partnerships LLC.

USGBC National Capital Region is proud to recognize inspiring individuals and organizations who are helping make sustainable communities a reality for the D.C. metro area with our Leadership Awards. Award winners were recognized in the three categories below:

  • The Award for Leadership in Government, Advocacy or Policy recognizes an individual who has worked to make real and meaningful change on the local level. This year, the award went to Anica Landreneau, HOK and the Arlington County Office of Sustainability for the Arlington Green Building Program.
  • The Award for Leadership in Health and Wellness recognizes an individual or organization who has worked to advance awareness and implementation of standards, principles or policies that improve human health and well-being through the built environment. This year's award went to Lids Lewis and Healthy Buildings.
  • The Award for Leadership in Sustainable Business Practices recognizes an organization that has demonstrated an unusually high, innovative or influential level of commitment to sustainability throughout their business practices. This year’s award went to AstraZeneca MedImmune. The following organizations received Honorable Mentions in this category: Above Green, American University and JBG SMITH.
  • Last, every year we recognize our most energetic, engaged and supportive individual local community members with an award for Member of the Year. This year's award went to Bala Srini, DVA Architecture; Liz Resenic, Gensler; and Susan Dawson, GHT Limited.

AstraZeneca MedImmune receives an award at Midsummer Night's Green

The 2018 award for Leadership in Sustainable Business Practices was presented to AstraZeneca MedImmune, for their exceptional work in reducing their pharmaceutical manufacturing facility’s energy and water consumption and pushing toward a zero waste campus.

Learn more about our Leadership Award winners.

Our community developed the awards program in order to acknowledge outstanding accomplishments in sustainable design and construction and to celebrate individuals.

A Midsummer Night’s Green was sponsored by JBG SMITH, GHT Limited, Integral Group, Lorax Partnerships, Healthy Buildings, Sustainable Building Partners, Engineered Services Inc., The Tower Companies, Lutron, A2 Services, Cushman & Wakfield, Donohoe, Mach Energy, Noresco, Local Motors, Revolve, Hord Coplan Macht and Sustainable Design Consulting.