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Meet USGBC Carolinas 2023 Community Leadership Project Award Finalists

USGBC Carolinas is pleased to announce the finalists for our 2023 Community Leadership Awards. These prestigious awards celebrate excellence from the projects, people, and partners that are working to create better buildings and better lives for all in their local communities.

Award recipients will be announced at our annual Green Gala celebration, which will take place on Thursday, October 26, from 5-9 pm at The Terrace on Cedar Hill in Charlotte, North Carolina. This highly-anticipated year event convenes industry leaders and sustainability advocates from across our region to celebrate the accomplishments of those working to create a greener, healthier future for all in North and South Carolina.

The evening will include an awards ceremony and networking reception with drinks and refreshments. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote to determine the winner of our People's Choice Award. Proceeds from this event support USGBC's local education, advocacy, and outreach efforts.

We hope you can join us as we recognize and honor our winners and all our finalists. Learn more and register for the event here.

2023 Project Award Finalists

Note: Project teams are listed below as submitted by the company that nominated the project. Nominating company is indicated with an asterisk.

Charlotte Convention Center, LEED v4.1 O+M: Existing buildings Gold (view profile)

Photo credit: Charlotte Convention Center

Project team:

Building operator - Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority*

Owner - City of Charlotte

Integrative process facilitator & LEED administrator - EcoImpact Consulting*

Building systems specialist & LEED consultant - Building EnergetiCx, PLLC

Operating engineer support - Johnson Controls, Inc.

Expansion project architect - tvs design

Project builder - Holder-Edison Foard-Leeper, a Joint Venture

CMPD University City Division Station, LEED v4 BD+C: New Construction Gold (view profile)

Project team:

Owner - City of Charlotte*

Commissioning agent - System WorCx

LEED consultant - EcoImpact Consulting

Plumbing, electrical, & mechanical engineering - AME Consulting Engineers

Architect - ADW Architects

Project team member - Timmons Group

General contractor - Miles-McClellan Construction

Dimensional Plaza, LEED v2009 BD+C: Core and Shell Gold (view profile)

Photo credit: Gensler

Project team:

Developer - Cousins Properties/Dimensional Fund Advisors*

Architect of record - LS3P

Design architect - Duda | Paine Architects

Interior architect - Gensler

General contractor - Holder Construction Company

Elon University Founders Hall and Innovation Hall, LEED v4 BD+C: New Construction Gold (view profile)

Photo credit: Keith Isaacs and Ayers Saint Gross

Project team:

Owner - Elon University*

General contractor - Samet Corporation

Design architect - Ayers Saint Gross

Architect of record - Walter Robbs

Civil engineer - Stimmel Associates

Structural - LHC Engineering

Acoustical - Thorburn Associates

Mechanical, electrical, & plumbing engineer - Edmonson Engineers

Sustainability consultant & commissioning - System WorCx

Honeywell Global Headquarters, LEED v4 BD+C: Core and Shell Gold and LEED v4 ID+C: Commercial Interiors Gold (view BD+C profile and view ID+C profile)

Photo credit: Lincoln Harris

Project team for BD+C certification:

Development and construction management - Lincoln Harris, LLC*

Architecture - LS3P & Associates

Land planning - Land Design

Engineering - Barret Woodyard & Associates

General contractor - Gilbane/Shelco

Project team for ID+C certification:

Architecture - HOK

General contractor - Turner/Barringer

Mary Ellen Jones Research Building Renovation, LEED v2009 BD+C: New Construction Gold (view profile)

Photo credit: Tzu Chen Photography

Project team:

Architect - Lord Aeck Sargent*

MEP - Newcomb & Boyd

Structural engineering - Uzun & Case

Civil, vivarium engineers - NV5 (formerly Mulkey)

Landscape architects - Surface 678

Vivarium architect - Wagner Architects

Contractor - Choate Construction

Cx - Facility Dynamics Engineering

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Net-Zero Energy Warehouse, LEED v2009 BD+C: New Construction Platinum (view profile)

Photo credit: SSOE Group

Project Team:

Architectural design; mechanical, electrical, & plumbing engineering; LEED & energy modeling services - SSOE Group*

Site engineering - SEPI Engineering & Construction Inc.

Construction management - Shiel Sexton

Structural engineering - LHC

NC State University Plant Sciences Building, LEED v4 BD+C: New Construction Gold (view profile)

Photo credit: Mark Herboth

Project team:

Designer & architect of record - Flad Architects

Structural engineer - Architects

MEP engineer - Affiliated Engineers

Civil engineer - Stewart

Landscape designer - CLH Design

Acoustic/AV consultant - Thorburn & Associates

Greenhouse consultant - Agritechnove

Construction manager - DPR Construction*

Northeast Equipment Maintenance Facility, LEED v4 BD+C: New Construction Gold (view profile)

Project team:

Owner - City of Charlotte*

Architect - Hord Coplan Macht

LEED consultant - EcoImpact Consulting

MEP engineer - AME Consulting Engineers, PC

Civil engineer - Stanley D. Linsey and Associates

Structural engineer - Structural Capacity

General contractor - Southside Constructors, Inc.

Mechanical contractor - Action Mechanical Contractors

Plumbing contractor - CS Plumbing, Inc.

Commissioning - Horizon Engineering

Randolph Community College, Allied Health Center, LEED v4 BD+C: New Construction Silver (view profile)

Project team:

Architect & engineer (plumbing, mechanical, electrical, landscape, and civil) - Little*

General contractor - Clancy & Theys

Marketing - Union, LLC

Cost estimator - Harris Cost, LLC

Photographer - Sean Busher Imagery

Renewable Water Resources - Lab Operations Building, LEED v2009 BD+C: New Construction Certified (view profile)

Photo credit: Inspiro 8 Studios

Project team:

LEED administrator, architecture, & interiors - LS3P*

Construction manager - Rodgers Builders

Civil engineer & landscape architect - Davis & Floyd

Plumbing, mechanical & electrical engineering - RMF

Building commissioning - KLG Jones

Laboratory planning & design - HERA

Master planning, program, conceptual lab planner - EYP

Tanger Outlets Mebane, LEED v4.1 O+M: Existing Buildings Gold (view profile)

Project team:

Owner - Tanger Outlets

Facility cleaning/maintenance partner - St. Mortiz

Lighting contractor - Lightility

Irrigation controls contractor - Hydropoint

LEED/ESG consultant - breea*

Wade I & II, LEED v4.1 O+M: Existing Buildings Gold (view Wade I profile and Wade II profile)

Wade 1

Project team:

Property Project Manager - Dominion Realty Partners, LLC*

Owner - PGIM Real Estate

LEED project consultant & commissioning agent - Integrated Environmental Solutions

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