Climate Leadership Awards


Second Nature and USGBC announced the 2017 Climate Leadership Award Winners

Today, Second Nature and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the eighth annual Climate Leadership Awards.

This year’s recipient in the four-year category, Loyola University Chicago, has reduced carbon emissions by 38 percent from a 2008 baseline per square foot of facility in two of its locations, and is now home to 10 LEED-certified buildings across four campuses with more green roofs than any other university in the Midwest. Portland Community College,recipient in the two-year category, has reduced energy consumption by 65 percent per square foot since 2006, counts nine LEED-certified buildings including a net zero LEED Platinum center in its portfolio, and has three solar installments totaling more than 700 KW.

The 2017 Climate Leadership Award winners and honorable mentions are:

Two-Year Institution Winner:

Portland Community College

Honorable Mention:

Bristol Community College


Four-Year Institution Winner:

Loyola University Chicago

Honorable Mention:

Georgia Southern University

Award winners were recognized as part of the 2017 USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Boston, Mass.