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Congratulations to our 2022 Green Gala Community Leader Award Recipients

USGBC Carolinas is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2022 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 initiatves of USGBC Carolina community projects, organizations and local members.

Winners were announced and honored at our annual Green Gala on Oct. 20. 138 attendees from across the Carolinas region joined us at this celebration at The Terrace at Cedar Hill in Charlotte. The event included a VIP Reception, Awards Ceremony, and networking.


Building Design + Construction Project Award

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

Winner: City of Raleigh - Law Enforcement Training Center (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: Fifth Third Center (project profile)

Educational Project Award

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

Winner: Fitts-Woolard Hall (project profile)

Advancing Sustainable Technologies Award

This award recognizes a project with the successful implementation of a technology that improves the sustainable design and/or operations of the building.

Winner: Volvo Car University Building (project profile)

Health & Wellbeing Project Award

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

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: City of Raleigh Union Station Phase I (project profile)

Community Impact 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.

Winners: Peter Fleming and Jeff Austin

People's Choice Award

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


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