The third annual Austin Green Awards will be held this fall to recognize achievement in sustainable design and innovation. The event will take place Wednesday, October 24th at the Sunset Room in downtown Austin. The call for nominations and judges panel will be announced in June.
The awards were started by Travis Albrecht, AIA, Dirk Kestner, Bungane Mehlomakulu and Gail Vittori in 2016 to highlight successful green buildings and projects in Austin and Central Texas.
“The Austin Green Awards puts a spotlight on projects that embrace a new aesthetic defined as much by visual presentation as by multi-faceted, performance-oriented attributes,” says Albrecht.
Recipients of the 2017 Green Awards included a self-sustaining rural residence in Wimberly, an affordable and energy-efficient apartment building in South Austin, and a solar-powered charging station in downtown. Project of the Year was awarded to h+uo architects’ Learning Center at Lakeline Apartments, Austin’s first fully inhabited “net zero” building.
Though the awards currently focus on buildings, sites, landscapes, and infrastructure, in future years they plan to include other sectors such as technology, transportation, industrial design, business, and manufacturing.