Blue Planet wins the US Green Building Council Hawaii Chapter's 2012 Community Award
On Aug. 25, the Hawaii chapter of the US Green Building Council--the organization responsible for establishing LEED building standards--held its Green Gala at Warehouse MR1.1 in Kaka‘ako, where elements of sustainable design were showcased and celebrated. That evening, they presented their 2012 honorees, naming Blue Planet Foundation as the recipient of the Community Award. The Community Award is given annually to an organization or company that has “demonstrated profound impact on their community through sustainability.”
“We’re grateful for the recognition and thank the USGBC for showing us what’s possible through green design of our built environment," said Blue Planet Executive Director Jeff Mikulina. “Blue Planet continues to encourage builders to incorporate radical energy efficiency into their building projects to align our long-term economic, environmental, and societal goals.”
The Green Gala celebrated the efforts of local designers, builders, and community leaders that are helping Hawai‘i become a recognized pioneer in sustainable design. The mission of the USGBC Hawaii is to create an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous quality of life for all in Hawai‘i through the transformation of the built environment and the way it is planned, designed, constructed and operated. They intend to create a positive impact on the region’s built environment by accelerating the adoption of green building practices, technologies, policies, and standards.
Congratulations to all the honorees, and mahalo to the US Green Building Council for encouraging Hawaii to become a leader of sustainable design!