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USGBC West North Central Region's 2020 Leadership Awards

Lenexa City Center Library
Lenexa City Center Library
The Commons at Marquette University
The Commons at Marquette University
MADISON, WI — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) West North Central region's 2020 Community Leadership Award program honors individuals and organizations whose exemplary work has been influential in the expansion of sustainable, higher-performing buildings and LEED projects throughout the region's local USGBC communities of Central Plains, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri Gateway, Nebraska Flatwater, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

A jury examined the slate of nominations, awarding points for leadership approach, strategies that push the envelope of green design, resolution of challenges with innovative solutions, and high performance. Each submission has been judged on its own merit, with the final level of recognition determined by the total points each nomination individually accumulated during jury review.

2020 Award of Excellence
This designation is reserved for nominations that earn 90 percent or more of available points during jury review.
  • Innovative Design, New Construction: City of Madison Fire Station 14, LEED Platinum, USGBC Wisconsin, nominated by City of Madison
  • Innovative Design, New Construction: Madison Municipal Building, LEED Platinum, USGBC Wisconsin, nominated by City of Madison
  • Innovative Project, Existing Building Performance: Saint Paul RiverCentre/Xcel Energy Center, LEED Platinum, USGBC Minnesota, nominated by Progressive Associates
  • Raising the Standard:Angela A. Moore: Museums Making a Difference, USGBC Missouri Gateway, nominated by Missouri Historical Society
  • Leadership in Sustainable Business Practice: Evolution Marketing, USGBC Wisconsin, nominated by Evolution Marketing, LLC
  • Leadership in Sustainable Business Practice: Forest County Potawatomi Community, USGBC Wisconsin, nominated by Quorum Architects, Inc.
2020 Award of Merit
This designation is reserved for nominations that earn 80 percent or more of available points during jury review.
  • Innovative Design, New Construction: HDR Headquarters, LEED Gold, USGBC Nebraska Flatwater, nominated by HDR
  • Innovative Design, New Construction: The 428, LEED Silver, USGBC Minnesota, nominated by Pat Wolf
  • Innovative Design, New Construction: Lenexa City Center Library, LEED Silver, USGBC Central Plains, nominated by Hollis + Miller Architects
  • Innovative Project, Interiors: Wgemas, LEED Certified, USGBC Wisconsin, nominated by Quorum Architects, Inc.
  • Innovative Project, Interiors: The American Family Insurance East Regional Building, LEED Gold, USGBC Wisconsin, nominated by Strang Inc.
  • Innovative Project, Residential: Victory Manor at the Westlawn Gardens, LEED Gold, USGBC Wisconsin, nominated by Quorum Architects, Inc.
  • Innovative Project, Existing Building Performance: Wells Fargo Plaza Recertification, LEED Silver, USGBC Minnesota, nominated by Sustainable Investment Group
  • Outdoor Environments: Northern Sky Creative Center, USGBC Wisconsin, nominated by Strang Inc.
  • Raising the Standard:Melissa Rappaport Schifman, USGBC Minnesota, nominated by Temple Israel Minneapolis
  • Most Successful Community Engagement: Northern Sky Creative Center, USGBC Wisconsin, nominated by Strang Inc.
2020 Certificate of Leadership
This designation acknowledges the leadership of the nominees who have demonstrated activities and accomplishments that go beyond the status quo.
  • Innovative Design, New Construction: The Commons at Marquette University, LEED Silver, USGBC Wisconsin, nominated by J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
  • Innovative Project, Residential: The Houses on Oak Hill Avenue, LEED Platinum, USGBC Central Plains, nominated by Studio 804, Inc.

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