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 may be nominated in five categories:

  • Innovative Project, Building Design and Construction

  • Innovative Project, Interior Design and Construction

  • Innovative Project, Existing Building Performance

  • Community Champion Project

  • Marquee Green Building


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

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.

Furman University took home the 2020 Community Change Agent Award

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