USGBC Maryland 5th Annual Green Building Awards – Call for Nominations
BALTIMORE, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The US Green Building Council, Maryland Chapter (USGBC Maryland) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 5th Annual Awards Celebration, which will be presented at the Athenaeum at Goucher College on Thursday, January 28, 2010.
The USGBC Maryland Annual Awards honor green building projects, professionals and companies in the state of Maryland. Award categories include: Green Commercial Interior; Green Core & Shell; Green Existing Buildings Operation and Maintenance; Green New Construction / Major Renovation; Green New Construction; Green Home; Member of the Year; Member Firm of the Year; Young Professional Project; and Special Accomplishment.
Now in its 5th year, the awards have quickly become the standard by which accomplishment in the green building industry in Maryland is recognized. According to Awards Committee Chair, Prescott Gaylord, LEED AP, “The green building awards are going to showcase the best and brightest green building projects in Maryland.” Gaylord, USGBC Maryland Board Member and President of Baltimore Green Construction also notes that, “Maryland has some of the top green designers and builders in the world. These awards will showcase projects that are the future of design and construction — they are what all buildings should strive to be.”
About USGBC Maryland: A chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices, our membership is composed of organizations and individuals from across the building industry that are working to advance structures that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. Members include building owners and end-users, real estate developers, facility managers, architects, designers, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, product and building system manufacturers, government agencies and non-profits.
About LEED: The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System(TM) is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. There are categories of LEED for different types of construction. The levels of certification within each category are Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
SOURCE US Green Building Council, Maryland Chapter