Better buildings deserve recognition. The Sustainable Business Awards honor smart, high-performance buildings that are leading the way in the Carolinas.

The Sustainable Business Awards honor excellence in high-performance design, environmental stewardship and community impact. Proceeds from this event support education, advocacy and volunteer programs in the USGBC North Carolina and USGBC South Carolina communities.

These awards highlight exceptional people and projects from the North Carolina and South Carolina communities. Projects will be awarded in five categories:

  • Innovative Project, Building Design and Construction

  • Innovative Project, Building Design and Construction: Higher Education

  • Innovative Project, Interior Design and Construction

  • Community Champion Project

  • Marquee Green Building

Since we believe that every story about a green building is a story about people, two special awards will be given—one to an exceptional volunteer leader and one to a community change agent in the Carolinas.


Attendees also get a voice, and will vote on all project nominees during the gala to select the “People’s Choice” award.

Thank you to our People's Choice Sponsor:

Furman University took home the 2019 Community Change Agent Award

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