USGBC Wisconsin Leader Awards & Transformation Awards Reception

Honoring sustainability leaders who are driving market transformation within Wisconsin's built environment. 

In today's ever changing world, there are individuals and organizations who are leading the way toward a brighter and more sustainable future. They understand that a sustainable approach can result in improved bottom lines, resilient communities and healthy ecological systems. 

The 2018 USGBC Wisconsin Leadership Awards recognize innovative green buildings and teams that engage the regional community. Winners will be recognized at the Transformation Awards Reception, taking place June 21 at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center.

Celebrating leaders in the built environment.

The Transformation Awards Reception honors the individuals, groups and organizations championing sustainable practices and driving market transformation within Wisconsin's built environment. 

Don't miss this opportunity to expand your professional network, take part in an important economic discussion with key leaders, and meet USGBC Wisconsin Market Leadership Advisory Board members and USGBC regional leadership. 

We look forward to seeing you! 

Nomination period extended — Complete the award applications by completing our online Wufoo form before 12:00pm CST on May 4, 2018.


11-11:30 a.m. — Arrival & networking 

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — Luncheon program 

  • USGBC Welcome 
    • Korinne Haeffel, Director, USGBC Wisconsin 
    • Frank Falsetti, Chair, USGBC MLAB, Hunzinger
  • Award Ceremony 
    • USGBC Wisconsin Leadership Awards 
    • Wudeward Urban Wood Products presents Wisconsin Urban Wood Utilization Award – For outstanding achievement in design, specification, and application of Wisconsin Urban Wood. This award is funded in part by the U.S. Forest Service, an equal opportunity provider.
    • Focus on Energy Design Assistance Program Awards 

1-1:30 p.m. — Celebration & Networking 

Nomination period extended — Complete the award applications by completing our online Wufoo form before 12:00pm CST on May 4, 2018.


  • Applicants project impact or certification needs to have occurred between January 1, 2017—April 30, 2018.
  • The awards are open to those located or developed in the state of Wisconsin.
  • Members of the jury, employees of jury members’ firms, and juror family members are not eligible.
  • A particular project can only be submitted by 1 project team. 

Important Dates

  • Friday, May 4 - Nomination period extended: All Entry Materials and Fee Due by 12:00PM CST to avoid disqualification
  • May - Jury Review
    • Monday, May 11 - Final day for early bird reception ticket sales
    • Monday, May 21 at 5pm - All public recognition materials due (separate from application form)
    • Monday, June 11 - Last day for general admission reception ticket sales.
    • Thursday, June 21 - Awards ceremony at the Transformation Awards Reception 

Ownership of Entry Materials 
All submitted entry materials will be retained for exhibition, education, publication, and promotional purposes. The submission of an entry shall constitute a general agreement by the entrant that the sponsors reserve the right to use individual photographs, drawings, parts of drawings, etc. for reproduction, publication, exhibition, and advertising purposes. No monetary compensation will be awarded for the use of the entry materials for such purposes. 

Judging Criteria and Scoring
All entries are judged in comparison with all other entries in their respective category. Qualified applications will be reviewed by a panel of USGBC Market Leadership Advisory Board members and green building experts from the West North Central USGBC region. Decisions by the jurors are final and award strategies are not pre-determined. USGBC and the evaluation committee reserve the right to eliminate any nomination that does not fulfill the criteria. Awards are commensurate to evaluation of the nomination. USGBC reserves the right to not award a category 

Public Recognition Materials 
All entries are asked to provide PowerPoint slides of the nomination for the reception. Materials are due no later than Monday, May 21 at 5:00 PM. A template for the slide deck will be emailed upon receipt of the online submission form. 

Questions and inquiries can be sent to Korinne Haeffel at or call at 202-705-6662.

Submit a nomination


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Interested in sponsoring this event? As a sponsor, you can join USGBC Wisconsin's efforts to recognize those leading the way toward a brighter and more sustainable future. Download our sponsorship benefits package.

Sponsorship benefits:

  • Make a strategic investment in the Wisconsin community 
  • Connect and gain visibility with sustainability leaders 
  • Grow your brand among an engaged audience 
  • Build the market for green building products and services 
  • Complimentary event passes

For more information about USGBC Wisconsin, Leadership Awards, or Transformation Awards Reception, please visit, call 202-705-6662 or email