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2017 Emerald Awards

Nominations for the 12th Annual Emerald Awards are now open until February 17.   The USGBC-Illinois Emerald Awards recognize outstanding individuals, organizations, projects, and technologies that are helping advance buildings and communities to become more sustainable, prosperous and healthy in Illinois. Priority will be given to applications that exemplify the new Epic Challenge for carbon drawdown and the role green buildings play in strengthening communities.

Award winners will be announced the end of March and formally presented at our annual fundraising event, Limelight, on May 18, 2017 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications.

Learn more about the award categories below, check out previous award winners and submit your nomination by February 22, 2017.


Intent to Matter: Individual
This award recognizes an individual who has exemplified leadership and inspiration in transforming the built environment in a sustainable and substantial way.

Intent to Matter: Organization
This award recognizes a corporation or organization that has made significant strides to reduce their environmental footprint or improve the built environment in a sustainable and substantial way.

Intent to Matter: Green Building Innovation
This award recognizes buildings (new or existing), technologies, products, or programs that have used innovative strategies to make a sustainable impact in the building industry.

Intent to Matter: Community Impact
This award recognizes an individual, community or coalition that have leverage sustainability knowledge to make a social impact in their community.

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