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2023 Groundbreaker Awards

Thu, 10/12/2023 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Join us on October 12th, for the 2023 Groundbreaker Awards, honoring our area’s outstanding teams and leaders committed to a sustainable, healthy, and resilient built environment. 

See below for information about this year's nominees! 

Learn more about last year's awardees

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2023 Groundbreaker Awards Nominees

Design, Planning, and Sustainable Building Operations

  • Philadelphia Streetlight Improvement Project


  • The School District of Philadelphia Building Re-Tuning


Equity and Community Leadership

  • Exact Solar for their commitment to environmental advocacy, career development for green jobs, and educational engagement for K-12 students. 


  • Women for a Healthy Environment for demonstrating unwavering commitment to fostering a more equitable and healthier future for the residents of Philadelphia. 


  • Ms. Caren Turner, for her activism and grassroots organizing in Wilmington, DE.


New Development or Renovation

  • BRIGHTSMITH Coaters Headquarters in Morrisville, PA


  • Gloria Casarez Residence


  • Swarthmore College's Dining and Community Commons Addition


  • Fahy Commons building at Muhlenberg College


  • Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority's Allentown Transportation Center 


  • University of Pennsylvania Gutmann College House



Stay tuned for full nominee project descriptions next week! 



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    Thank you to our current 2023 Groundbreaker Awards sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

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Corona Partners

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