2019 Groundbreaker Awards

Wed, 9/25/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Comcast Technology Center, 1800 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Submit a Nomination by Wednesday, July 17th.

The Groundbreaker Awards celebrates green building leadership, innovation, and impact in  greater Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, and Delaware. Green Building United is looking for nominations for both built projects and community leadership, with a strong interest in recognizing and celebrating efforts that are helping move our region towards a sustainable, healthy, and resilient built environment.

The event recognizes built projects. Projects can be new construction or renovations; commercial or residential; exteriors, interiors, and/or sites, but must have been completed within the past three years and be located within our region.   

The event also recognizes community leadership, which in the past has included individuals, community partnerships, organizations, and unique community projects (i.e. The PHFA Project, The Rail Park). 

Nominations should emphasize innovation, leadership, and commitment to sustainability in the built environment.  Environmental, economic, and social impact will also be considered.

We welcome both your project and community leadership nominations!  Deadline is Wednesday, July 17th.

2019 Groundbreaker Awards Finalists will be announced in mid-August.

Event Details


Comcast Technology Center, 1800 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

About Comcast Technology Center

The newly opened 60-story, 1,121-foot Comcast Technology Center is the latest addition to their vertical campus, joining the Comcast Center, their global headquarters, 2 Logan, 3 Logan and Centre Square, in the heart of Philadelphia.  The Comcast Center is LEED Gold certified, and the Comcast Technology Center is on track to achieve LEED Platinum certification—the U.S. Green Building Council's highest sustainability designation.


Date and Time:

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join industry leaders and advocates to celebrate green building leadership, innovation, and impact in the greater Philadelphia region!

Ticket Cost:

Early Bird Tickets go on sale in mid-July. Member-discounted pricing available. 
(Want to become a member? Join here!)

Please know that sponsorship and ticket sales help to support the year round work and mission of Green Building United!  We greatly appreciate your support!


Interested in last year's event?  

View information on the 2018 Groundbreaker Awards awardees and finalists and our program. 

Thank you to our Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the Groundbreaker Awards?  Contact Margaret Salamon, Development Director at msalamon@greenbuildingunited.org or 215-399-5799.

Host Committee

Adam Cutler | Fern Gookin | Patrick Gray | Alex Grella | Kim Ilardi | Aishu Katta-Adiseshaiah | Christa Kraftician | Anne Larsson | Elizabeth Larsson | Patricia Marts |        Scott Mazo | Michael Pavelsky | Lizanne Pepin |                  Ryan Spies | Dr. Dan J. Tisak | Jonathan Weiss |             Scott Zuckerman | 

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