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Nominations now being accepted for the City’s Green Building Awards

In an effort to recognize the achievements made by local builders in constructing energy and water efficient buildings, the City of San Antonio is proud to announce its first annual Green Building Awards.

The awards will celebrate builders who have made significant strides in improving the performance of their buildings, as well as, specific construction projects. Awards will be offered in several categories within the divisions of commercial and residential construction.

In addition, coinciding with the Department of Energy’s designation of San Antonio as a “Solar American City” a special award will be given to a nominee who has made significant contributions in solar energy.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 20. Nomination forms are available at Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 17 at the International Center, 203 S. St. Mary’s Street.

“The future of our energy needs as a City and as a nation lies in the policy of sustainability, said Mayor Phil Hardberger during his 2009 State of the City address. “It is time to make San Antonio a leader in this new energy world.”

For more information on the inaugural Green Building Awards, contact W. Laurence Doxsey, Environmental Policy Director, at (210) 207-1721.