Get Recognized For Your Green Building Excellence!

Green Builder Home of the Year Call for Entries

Call for Entries: The 11th Annual Green Home of the Year Awards and 1st Annual Sustainability Awards

Green Builder Media’s annual Home of the Year and Sustainability Awards recognize the industry’s most authentic, advanced, beautiful, sustainable projects and the professionals who design and construct them.  Home of the Year Awards

This year, we’re not only looking for the best green homes that include sustainable features, innovative design, whole home performance, and integration with the natural environment, we’ve expanded the award program categories to include new Most Sustainable Community/Development, Green Innovation of the Year, Best Small Footprint Living Project, Best Green Municipal Program, and Sustainability Superhero.

Winners will receive coverage in the January/February 2019 issue of Green Builder magazine, on www.greenbuildermedia.com and on our social media outlets. They will also receive five complimentary copies of the January/February 2019 issue. Additionally, winners will have an opportunity to celebrate their achievements in Las Vegas at the Sustainability Awards Dinner on February 17, 2019 at the exclusive Mr. Chow in Caesars Palace.

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GENERAL CATEGORY: We strive to find the BEST projects from the entries we receive and then categorize them. We feel this gives each entrant the best possible chance to become a finalist as they are not attempting to fit their project into a category – they are simply showcasing their best work. All residential green designed and high-performance housing and communities meeting the following criteria are eligible for entry into the General Category:

  • Grand opening or first occupancy between January 2017 and December 2018.
  • Custom, production, remodeling/restoration and multifamily projects are all eligible. (Project can be any size)
  • Third party certification (e.g., LEED, Energy Star, Environments for Living, etc.) is NOT an entry requirement.

MAINSTREAM GREEN CATEGORY: We continue our search for the most energy-efficient homes! To be eligible for this category your project must meet the following criteria:

  • Grand opening or first occupancy between January 2017 and December 2018.
  • Total project is less than 2,600 square feet conditioned space..
  • HERS rating of 50 or better (verified HERS Index Score will be required).

ALTERNATIVE BUILDING TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY: Open to projects that include some form of alternative building technology systems (i.e. SIPs, ICFs, etc.). To be eligible for this category your project must meet the following criteria:

  • Grand opening or first occupancy between January 2017 and December 2018.
  • Project must include some form of alternative building technology.
  • In your narrative, tell us why you chose the particular technology you employed in your project.

OFF-SITE CONSTRUCTION: Send us your best project utilizing off-site construction (prefab, modular, etc.). To be eligible for this category your project must meet the following criteria:

  • Grand opening or first occupancy between January 2017 and December 2018.
  • Any homes utilizing off-site construction (IRC-Code) are eligible.
  • In your narrative, tell us why you utilized off-site construction as well as any lessons learned.

NEW THIS YEAR! SMALL FOOTPRINT LIVING: To be eligible for this category your project must meet the following criteria:

  • Grand opening or first occupancy between January 2017 and December 2018.
  • Total project is less than 800 square feet conditioned space.

NEW THIS YEAR! SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY: To be eligible for this category your project must meet the following criteria:

  • Grand opening or first occupancy between January 2017 and December 2018.
  • Communities/developments of all sizes and ownership structure are eligible.

NEW THIS YEAR! GREEN INNOVATION OF THE YEAR: To be eligible for this category your product, technology or material must meet the following criteria:

  • This innovation must enhance the sustainability of the built environment.
  • This innovation must have been developed or debuted between January 2017 and December 2018.

NEW THIS YEAR! SUSTAINABILITY SUPERHERO OF THE YEAR: To be eligible for this category your project must meet the following criteria:

  • The person must be a part of the building industry in some way (builder, architect, designer, manufacturer, code official, etc.)
  • What the person has done to make them worthy of this award must have been begun between January 2017 and December 2018.

NEW THIS YEAR! BEST GREEN MUNICIPAL PROGRAM: To be eligible for this category your project must meet the following criteria:

  • Program must be managed by a U.S. municipality (town, city, village, borough, etc.).

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