U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter Announces 2013 Emerald Award Winners

CHICAGO, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter will acknowledge eight winners in the sustainability realm during the organizations dazzling awards celebration and fundraising event, Limelight on May 23, 2013 at the National Hellenic Museum.  Award recipients include airLab at Rosa Park Apartments, Argonne National Laboratory, Cuneo Hall at Loyola University Chicago, Joseph F. Clair, Lema Passive House, Roosevelt University, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Sustainable Chicago 2015 Action Agenda, and ZeroLandfill Chicago. Congratulations to all of the award winners.

This is the Chapter's eighth annual award program which brought in over 75 nominations.  The Emerald Awards recognize outstanding individuals, organizations, corporations, projects, and technologies implemented across Illinois which advance both buildings and communities to become more sustainable, prosperous and healthy.  The awards are given in four categories: Chapter Mission Award, Intent to Matter Award: Individual Leadership, Intent to Matter Award: Outstanding Organization, and the Green Innovation Award. 2013 Emerald Award winners:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Sustainable Chicago 2015 Action Agenda will receive the Chapter Mission award, which recognizes an organization; public, private or institutional, or an individual that best advances the mission of USGBC–Illinois.  

Joseph F. Clair will be honored with the Intent to Matter: Individual Leadership award, which recognizes an individual who exemplifies leadership in transforming the built environment.

ZeroLandfill Chicago will be accepting the Intent to Matter: Outstanding Small Organization award which recognizes a corporation or organization that has made significant strides to reduce their environmental footprint or improve the environment in a substantial way.

Argonne National Laboratory will receive the Intent to Matter: Outstanding Large Organization award which recognizes an organization that has made significant strides to reduce their environmental footprint or improve the environment in a substantial way.

The Green Innovation award recognizes buildings (new or existing), technologies, products, or programs that use innovative strategies to make a positive impact in the building industry.  Four awards will be presented in the following categories:

Green Home – Lema Passive House
Green School – Roosevelt University
High Performance – Cuneo Hall at Loyola University Chicago
Occupant Engagement – airLab at Rosa Park Apartments               

We invite you to join the USGBC-Illinois Chapter to celebrate these sustainability leaders at Limelight on May 23, 2013 at the National Hellenic Museum at 333 South Halsted in Chicago. "The Emerald Award program is a showcase of the best and brightest contributors to a more sustainable built environment in Illinois," said Katie Kaluzny, Interim Executive Director, "We applaud their efforts to make changes that positively impact the building community and Illinois cities."  

Tickets to the event and presentation of the Emerald Awards are available online.  Hurry, early-bird ticket pricing ends on May 1, 2013.  Find out more about Limelight and purchase your tickets at: http://www.usgbc-illinois.org/limelight/  Still want to know more?  Contact Pam Jackson at (312) 245-8300 x204.

About the U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter
The U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter's 1,300 members represent the entire spectrum of Illinois' green building community, from real estate professionals, architects, engineers, designers and trade associations to contractors, product manufacturers, state and local government officials, homebuilders and homeowners. The U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter is the local affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a national non-profit composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. The Illinois Chapter furthers the work of USGBC through more than 100 annual programs, events, education and research initiatives, advocacy campaigns, and resources throughout its network of five local branches: Chicago, Central Illinois, Greater Southwest Suburban, North/Northwest Suburban, and Rockford/Northern Illinois.

SOURCE U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter



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