Friday, November 4, 2011

SBIC's Beyond Green Awards Offer Recognition for Sustainable Projects

As one of the sponsors of the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is proud to inform you about SBIC’s 2011 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building Awards. This unique program recognizes buildings, initiatives and products that shape, inform, and catalyze the high-performance building market.  

The winners of the Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building Awards will be invited to 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 2011 Award program will also feature an afternoon 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, and ask questions.

Winning projects will also be published on the Whole Building Design Guide Web site ( Additional recognition will include an announcement in SBIC's newsletter, a handsome plaque, posting on the Council's Web site and inclusion in SBIC technical guidelines and publications.

To learn more about the 2011 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building Awards, please download the Call for Entries and click on the links to the left.  Visit the SBIC Web site frequently for program updates, including the jury announcement and details about the Capitol Hill briefing.  This year's deadline for entries is November 15, 2011. 

 If you have any questions about the program, please contact Kimberly Lowry by phone at (202) 628-7400, extension 200 or by email at:

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