ECOBUILDING Pulse Awards Programs
The AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project Awards are awarded annually by the AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) and recognizes ecological design thinking. With an emphasis on holistic thinking, the program recognizes 10 projects for their successful integration of exemplary aesthetics, performance, community connection, social responsibility, and stewardship of the natural environment. In addition, in 2013, AIA COTE launched the AIA COTE Top Ten Plus award, designed to recognize a past AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project for its on-going high-performance.
THE HANLEY AWARD
The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary, lasting, and far-reaching contributions to the advancement of sustainable housing in the United States. The Hanley Award is a $50,000 cash prize, the largest annual prize ever established for advancing sustainable housing. The Hanley Award is the industry’s premier award recognizing achievements in environmental building and is sponsored by The Hanley Foundation, Hanley Wood, and BUILDER and EcoHome magazines. The goal of the award is to address critical environmental challenges, and to acknowledge and encourage the housing industry’s response. Learn more about The Hanley Award.
ECOHOME DESIGN AWARDS
While no longer in operation, the ECOHOME Design Awards presented by ECOHOME magazine honored the best sustainable homes for outstanding design, high-performance features, environmental performance, and site and community integration. Winners each year were chosen from an open call for entries and reviewed by a panel of industry experts. The awards were discontinued in 2013.
From 2008-2012, the Evergreen Awards, presented by ECOSTRUCTURE magazine, recognized outstanding design and environmental performance in the commercial building realm. Winners were chosen each year in categories representing new construction, existing buildings, commercial interiors on-the-boards work. In addition, the competition included a residential category and a Perspective category, which recognized a green-building professional for his or her work moving the green-building industry forward. The awards were discontinued in 2013.