2021 USGBC Leadership Award Recipients Announced at USGBC Live

Recipients from around the world represent latest innovations in sustainability for healthy, equitable and resilient buildings and communities

June, 10, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Today, theU.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its 2021 USGBC Leadership Award recipients around the world during itsUSGBC Live virtual conference. The USGBC Leadership Awards recognize the exemplary leadership of individuals and organizations contributing to the creation of sustainable, healthier, equitable and resilient buildings, cities and communities.

“This year’s USGBC Leadership Award recipients are examples of leadership and innovation of the green building industry,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, CEO and president of USGBC. “Each of our awardees remained committed to their sustainability goals during what has been a challenging year for communities around the world. This year’s Leadership Award recipients are an inspiration and demonstrate how sustainability, resilience, health & wellness and equity all play an important role in keeping communities safe and healthy.”

The USGBC Leadership Awards were spotlighted at USGBC Live to recognize notable green building projects, companies and individuals over the last year and recognize the hard work put forth to create healthy, sustainable spaces. The awards were awarded by region, with six U.S. regions and five international regions.

USGBC Live is a new event that combines the expertise of the largest community of green building leaders with the data, insights, stories and leadership from the thousands of LEED and green building projects around the globe to produce insightful and engaging conversations about the future of buildings, cities and communities. Held virtually, the three-day event featured localized content channels across different regions in the U.S. and abroad and offered sessions on topics that provide innovative ways to push the industry.

The 2021 USGBC Leadership Award recipients:

U.S. recipients:

Mid-Atlantic & Northeast region

RUPCO, Inc; The Hub on Causeway; Colgate-Palmolive Company; Citi Group; Harvard University; Stevens Institute of Technology; LG North America; New York-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center


East North Central region

Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125; University Hospitals of Cleveland Rainbow Center for Women and Children; Catalyst Partners, Sol design + consulting; Peggy Matta; Mark Fisher from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens.

West North Central region

Washington University in St. Louis; Posty Cards; City of Madison; The Spark; The South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; University of St. Thomas.

Big South region

Gensler Houston Office; TLC Engineering Solutions; Titan America; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; Katie Fink and Erica Weeks.

Big South region

Clif Bar & Company; Markel Homes Construction Company; Denver Water; Salt Lake County Facilities Management; Amanda Timmons; U.S. General Services Administration; and L’Avenir Townhomes.

Mountain region

Clif Bar & Company; Markel Homes Construction Company; Denver Water; Salt Lake County Facilities Management; Amanda Timmons; U.S. General Services Administration; and L’Avenir Townhomes.

Pacific region

Nohona Hale; University of California, Merced; Straus Family Creamery; REI; Scott Shell; Anthony Bernheim; The Kaiser Permanente, NFS Capital Projects - Marin Sonoma Service Area; Meyer Memorial Trust.

International recipients:

India and Southeast Asia region

Ministry of Health, Malaysia; The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association; KFC/Yum! Thailand; RPSG Group; MGM Healthcare; ITC Hotels; CtrlS Datacenters Ltd.; Embassy Group.

China region

Gensler China; Sinobo Group; Ms. Dou Zhang; China Flower Expo on Chongming Island.

Middle East region

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA); Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Msheireb Properties; King Abdullah Financial District; Majid Al Futtaim; ALARGAN; Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority; King Salman Energy Park (SPARK).

Europe region

Eastnine AB; IFAD International Fund for Agriculture Development; Palazzo Novocento; Antonio Brancati Comunue di Pesaro; Vastint; Istanbul Project Coordination Unit (IPKB); MERLIN Properties; Emmanuel Pauwels.

Latin America region

Falabella Retail; De Paola & Panasolo Sociedade de Advogados; Colegio Rochester; Universidad de Monterrey; Vivero Parque Residencial; GRUPO MADERO; MARAEY; Juan Francisco Sifontes.



About the U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

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