Hanley Wood Business Media and ECOHOME magazine, in partnership with The Hanley Foundation, created The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing to honor individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary, lasting, and far reaching contributions to the advancement of sustainable housing in the United States. The award winner will receive $50,000, the largest award ever established for advancing sustainable housing. The Hanley Award will be presented at The USGBC Hanley Award Dinner in November at the U.S. Green Building Council’s 2010 Residential Summit at Greenbuild during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Chicago.

Nominations for the award are submitted by members of a select and diverse nominating committee that includes national leaders specializing in environmental building, sustainable architecture, affordable housing, building science, energy policy, performance standards and public outreach.

Eligible nominees are residential construction industry professionals, or those working in technical research, product development, educational outreach, environmental advocacy, governmental policy, and related areas, who have made deep, long-standing, and influential commitments to sustainability, and significant and lasting contributions to the widespread implementation of environmental building concepts, techniques, and innovations in advancing sustainable housing in the United States.

A distinguished panel of judges review and evaluate the slate of nominees according to the program criteria, and select the award winner. The 2010 Hanley Award judges include Michael J. Hanley, co-founder and retired CEO of Hanley Wood and president of The Hanley Foundation; Frank Anton, longtime industry thought-leader and CEO of Hanley Wood; Joyce Mason, VP of Marketing for Pardee Homes; Nate Kredich, VP of Residential Market Development for the U.S. Green Building Council; and 2009 Hanley Award recipient Edward Mazria, founder of the non-profit Architecture 2030.