USGBC NC names 2015 “People’s Choice” and Sustainable Business winners

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Alma Beciragic

The North Carolina Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC NC) has named Alma Beciragic as its 2015 People’s Choice winner. After viewing a video about her focus on water science research at the Sept. 18 annual USGBC NC Green Gala, attendees voted to award Beciragic $1,000 for her studies at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Beciragic is also one of three winners of the $2,000 USGBC NC 2015 Rob Eggers Memorial Scholarship.

The USGBC NC also announced the winners of its 2015 Sustainable Business Awards. The organization says: “These companies, individuals and non-profits best demonstrate exemplary commitment and success in creating a more sustainable future for North Carolina.:

They are:

Talking Walls
For systematic integration of sustainability standards:
Residential – VandeMusser Residence
Small Commercial – Building B Office Renovation/Ingersoll Rand/Steve Kobak
Large Commercial – MetLife U.S. Retail Headquarters

A Green Apple A Day
For schools that exemplify leadership by integrating sustainability principles:
Sustainable Sandhills and Cumberland County Schools “Go Green” Initiative

Fearless Leader
For established and early-career professionals who provide outstanding leadership:
Redwood – Ernie McLaney
Sapling – Benjamin Miller

The Thomas Edison (tie)
For companies demonstrating innovative performance/transferable solutions:
Innovative Design, Inc.
Ingersoll Rand.

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