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

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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