Congratulations to our 2021 Green Gala Community Leader Award Recipients

USGBC Carolinas is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2021 Green Gala Community Leader Awards. These prestigious awards celebrate excellence in high-performance, healthy design and building, environmental stewardship and community impact. They also serve to highlight the green building initiatives of USGBC Carolina community projects, organizations and local members.


The celebration was held on Wednesday, November 10th. For 11 years, the USGBC Green Gala Leadership Awards has been the premier social event of the Carolinas’ community. Each year, we bring together the most impactful and influential individuals and organizations in our region for an evening of networking and celebration of achievement within the community.






AWARD RECIPIENTS


Building Design + Construction Project Award

This award recognizes a design and construction project that demonstrates use of new technologies and strategies to push the envelope of green design and meet project challenges in an innovative way.


Winner: Credit Suisse Liberty II (link to project profile)




Operations + Maintenance Project Award

This award recognizes an existing building project that demonstrates excellence in building performance through ongoing operations and maintenance.


Winner: Tanger Outlets, Charleston (link to project profile)




Green Schools K-12 Award

This award recognizes an exceptional educational facility that integrates green building practices as a learning tool.


Winner: Cherry Park Elementary School of Language Immersion (link to project profile)




Green Schools - Higher Education Award

This award recognizes an exceptional educational facility that integrates green building practices as a learning tool in the Higher Education space.


Winner: CPCC Levine Phase 3 Academic Building (link to project profile)




Health & Wellness in the Built Environment Award

This award recognizes projects which have demonstrated an advanced commitment to health and wellbeing in design, construction or operations.


Winner: The MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion (link to project profile)


Judges' Choice Award

This award recognizes projects that are deemed exceptional by the award judging panel based on their submission and the project's market, industry or community impact.


Winner: Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, South Division Station (link to project profile)




Community Champion Award

This award recognizes an individual's impact on their community by advancing the spirit of USGBC's mission. This award recognizes individuals or organizations who have supported USGBC's local work and activities in an exceptional way over the past year as an advocate, volunteer or partner.


Winner: Durham County Main Library (link to project profile)





People's Choice Award

This award recognizes the voice of the green building community who votes for their favorite from among the award finalists.


Winner: Durham County Main Library (link to project profile)




Special thanks to our sponsors for making our Green Gala celebration event possible: Bank of Amercia, Willdan, National Gypsum, Environamics Inc






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