Each year we recognize integrated design and installation excellence with the Green Roof & Wall Awards of Excellence. We also recognize outstanding contributions to the industry in research, policy, and corporate contribution. This year's awards will be presented on September 20, 2017 at CitiesAlive: 15th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference in Seattle, WA.

Award winners will be profiled in front of hundreds of industry professionals at CitiesAlive, in the Living Architecture Monitor, and in numerous other publications.

The Green Roof & Wall Awards of Excellence program recognizes distinction in four areas:

  • Design Awards acknowledging excellence in innovative and integrative green roof and wall design.
  • Research Award honoring outstanding research contributions to the green roof industry.
  • Civic Award honoring outstanding contributions to green roof policy development.
  • Living Architecture Monitor Advertising Award honoring supporters of the Living Architecture Monitor. 
  • President's Corporate Award honoring individuals that have made a significant contribution to the industry.
 

 

Design Awards

This year there are nine design award categories for outstanding green roof and wall projects in North America. Applicants may submit more than one project for the same, or different award categories.

The Design Awards are selected by an eight-member, multi-disciplinary judging team that includes Architects, Landscape Architects, Engineers and Horticulturists. Submissions are evaluated according to a broad range of weighted criteria including aesthetic, economic, functional and ecological components.

Research Award

The Green Roof & Wall Reseach Award honors a person or team that has published a significant green roof or green wall article in a peer-reviewed journal. The nomination process is open to any person or organization that has had an article published in a peer-reviewed journal in the past six years (2009 - 2015).

The Research Award is selected by members of GRHC’s Research Committee, Chaired by Virginia Russell, University of Cincinnati.

To nominate either yourself or a colleague for the Research Award, download an entry form and email it to awards@greenroofs.org

Civic Award

The Green Roof & Wall Civic Award honors individuals or groups that have made a significant contribution to the green roof industry in policy development. Nomination is open to any individual, agency, non-governmental organization, or corporation who has advanced public policy debate on green roofs and walls in North America.

The Civic Award is selected by members of GRHC’s Policy Committee, Chaired by Hamid Karimi, Ph.D., Government of the District of Columbia.

To nominate either yourself or a colleague for the Civic Award, download an entry form and email it to awards@greenroofs.org.

Living Architecture Monitor Advertising Award

The Living Architecture Monitor Advertising award Award honors organizations that have supported the Living Architecture Monitor magazine advertising space in every issue of the Living Architecture Monitor and employ a high quality, compelling ad design.

President's Corporate Award

The President's Corporate Award honors individuals from GRHC corporate member companies that have made a significant contribution to the green roof and wall industry, through support for education, advocacy, and other efforts.

 

If you have any questions about the Awards of Excellence submission process, email Blaine Stand at awards@greenroofs.org.