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SBIC Announces Call for Entries for ‘Beyond Green’


WASHINGTON – Along with its sponsors, the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) recently announced the 2010 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building Awards. This unique program recognizes the initiatives that shape, inform and catalyze the high-performance building market, as well as the real-world application of high-performance design and construction practices.

The winners of the Beyond Green High-Performance Building Awards present their projects on Capitol Hill as part of an educational briefing for lawmakers and the public. This presentation and poster session gives winners an opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities for delivering better buildings with policymakers.

The briefing is held in conjunction with the High-Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus (HPBCC) and the High-Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus Coalition (

The 2010 award program will also feature an additional afternoon session and expanded poster session held Catholic University's School of Architecture and Planning. Area students and local building practitioners will have the opportunity to understand winning projects in greater detail, ask questions, and earn AIA CES credits.

Winning projects will also be published on the Whole Building Design Guide website (, which is managed by the National Institute of Building Sciences.  Additional recognition will include an announcement in SBIC's newsletter, Buildings Inside & Out, a handsome plaque, posting on the Council's website and inclusion in SBIC technical guidelines and publications.

To learn more about the 2010 Beyond Green High-Performance Building Awards, download the Call for Entries at 2010 Call for Entries. Visit the SBIC website frequently for program updates, including the jury announcement and details about the Capitol Hill briefing. 

This year's deadline for entries is October 29, 2010. 

If you have any questions about the program, contact Anna Bran  at (202) 628-7400, ext. 211, or

About SBIC
The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to unite and inspire the building industry toward higher performance—through education, outreach, advocacy and the mutual exchange of ideas.  Council membership is open to all who share this mission. Visit to learn more.