2018 Groundbreaker Awards

Wed, 9/26/2018 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm

National Museum of American Jewish History

Event Summary

Join industry leaders and advocates on Wednesday, September 26th to celebrate green building leadership, commitment, innovation, and impact in the greater Philadelphia region! 

Green Building United is excited to accept nominations for the 2018 Groundbreaker Awards!  The deadline has been extended, at the request of many of our partners, from Wednesday, July 18th to Monday, July 23rd.

Submit a Nomination by Monday, July 23rd (scroll to bottom of page). 

Top Page Photo Credit: Barry Halkin, Halkin Photography

Event Details


National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106


Date and Time:

Wed, 09/26/2017 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm


Event Cost:

Early Bird Tickets will be on sale through the end of July. Starting August 1st, ticket prices will be $125 for Members and $200 for Non-members.

Early Bird  Green Building United Members: $100

Early Bird Non-Members $150


Program and Award Finalists:

To be released in August.


View information on the 2017 Groundbreaker Awards and program.





2018 Groundbreaker Awards Nominations

Nominations are currently being accepted for:

  • Groundbreaker Project Awards  
  • Groundbreaker Organizational Award
  • Groundbreaker Individual Award

Groundbreaker Awards nominations should emphasize innovation, leadership, and commitment to sustainability in the built environment.  Environmental, economic, and social impact on local, regional, national, or international scales will also be considered.  Please consider nominating projects, organizations, or individuals from any sector in Green Building United's service area.  Projects can be new construction or renovations, but must be completed within the past three years. 

If submitting nominations for more than one category (project, organization, or individual) please feel free to use the same form to submit all nominations and answer all fields.  If submitting nominations for more than one entry in the same category, please submit separate forms. When completing the nomination section of the form, all fields are required within the specific Award section (i.e. Project, Organization, and Individual) and incomplete forms will not be considered.  If submitting an Organization or Individual nomination type N/A in all required Project fields , if not  also submitting a project nomination.  

All nominations must send a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of four (4) high resolution photos of the project, organization, or individual via a Dropbox link or .zip file to Leah Wirgau, Education and Engagement Manager at lwirgau@greenbuildingunited.org.  

You may use this PDF form to draft your submission, but all nominations must be submitted via the form below to be considered.

Final applications must be submitted via web form by Monday, July 23rd, 2018 11:59 pm.  Contact Leah Wirgau with any questions at lwirgau@greenbuildingunited.org.


Nomination form

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