USGBC communities in the Carolinas announce 2019 Sustainable Business Awards finalists

October 31, 2019

Winners will be announced during the Carolinas Green Gala on Dec. 5.



The USGBC North Carolina and USGBC South Carolina communities are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Sustainable Business Awards. The Sustainable Business Awards promote and recognize excellence in sustainable design, environmental stewardship and community impact, and highlight the green building initiatives and achievements of local projects, businesses and individual leaders. Given in several categories, our project awards honor innovative, high-performance buildings that are leading the way throughout the Carolinas.


Winners will be announced during a special ceremony at the annual Carolinas Green Gala celebration, which will be held on Dec. 5 at the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, North Carolina, from 6–9 p.m. Event attendees will also have the opportunity to vote to decide which of the nominees will take home the prestigious People's Choice Award. Please visit the gala website for more information and to register.


2019 Sustainable Business Awards finalists
Innovative Project, Building Design and Construction
  • Bank of America Tower at Legacy Union, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Chatham Park Medical Office Building #2, Cary, North Carolina

  • RTI International Horizon Building, Durham, North Carolina

  • SAS Building A, Cary, North Carolina

Innovative Project, Building Design and Construction: Education
  • Center for Health and Well-Being, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina

  • Clemson University Allen N. Reeves Football Complex, Clemson, South Carolina

  • Royal Oaks Elementary School, Kannapolis, North Carolina

  • Wake Technical Community College–Stephen C. Scott Northern Wake Campus, Raleigh, North Carolina

Innovative Project, Interior Design and Construction
  • BARINGS, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • AmerisourceBergen's LEED Gold Facility: Kingsley Park II, Fort Mill, South Carolina

  • Little Charlotte Office, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • WNCC Conference Center, Huntersville, North Carolina

Community Champion Project
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools: Renaissance West STEAM Academy, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Cherry Park Elementary School, Rock Hill, South Carolina

  • Royal Oaks Elementary School, Kannapolis, North Carolina

  • The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center, Greenville, South Carolina

Marquee Green Building
  • Bank of America Corporate Center: Decade of LEED O+M Certifications, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Bank of America Tower at Legacy Union, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Talley Student Union, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • The Dillon, Raleigh, North Carolina

Community Change Agent


Volunteer Leadership

  • Doug Broome, Architectural Designer, Little

  • Donald Green, Sr. Project Manager, Progressive AE

  • John Hansen, Principal, Craig Gaulden Davis, Inc.

  • Isela Martinez, Designer, LS3P Associates, Ltd.

Community Impact

  • City of Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina

  • LS3P Associates, Ltd., locations around North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia

  • National Gypsum, headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina 










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