Skip to main content

Charleston Business

Charleston Building Awarded At Carolinas Green Gala

Dec 17, 2018 02:12PM ● By Kathleen Maris

On November 28, the seventh annual Green Gala brought together more than two hundred green building advocates from across the USGBC North Carolina and USGBC South Carolina communities to celebrate the rapidly growing green building movement in the region.

From across the Carolinas, local leaders are collectively working toward greater resiliency and sustainability in our communities through green buildings, and the Green Gala gives us the opportunity to celebrate our collective successes, while recognizing individual leadership and contributions.

A feature of the Green Gala was the Sustainable Business Awards, which highlight the people and projects that are transforming the built environment every day in North and South Carolina. Award winners were selected due to their leadership in the green building movement and for their participation in LEED.

Jewish Studies Center Addition in Charleston, S.C. was named Community Champion. The LEED Gold addition to the center incorporates the latest smart technology and innovations in all classrooms, as well as integrating water- and energy-saving tactics, sustainable building materials, natural lighting, kosher/vegan/vegetarian food options and compostable dishware and cutlery.