USGBC-LA’s 13th Annual Sustainable Innovation Awards (SIA) | Submission Deadline

USGBC-LA’s 13th Annual Sustainable Innovation Awards (SIA) recognize your project team’s commitment and leadership in creating a more sustainable built environment for all!  The Awards are merit-based, selecting projects that demonstrate innovation, sustainable strategies, and exemplary performance in the field of sustainability, occupant health, and community engagement.

Eligibility | SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: 12 a.m. on October 22nd, 2023.

  • Location: Projects shall be located in Southern California.
  • Typology: All project types, commercial, residential, urban design, or institutional are welcome.
  • Built Projects: Must have achieved a sustainable design certification (LEED, Fitwel, WELL, Living Building Challenge, Passive House, Envision, etc.) between October 2022 – October 2023.
  • Unbuilt Projects: Must have begun Design Development,  Construction Documentation, or be Under Construction, as well as have registered for a sustainable design certification and demonstrate innovation in one or more of the categories below.


Project Types – all projects falling in the following categories will be considered

  • Built & Un-built
  • Renovations
  • Interior Design Projects
  • Sites and Landscape
  • Planning and Urban Design

Award Categories 

  • Energy/Operational Carbon
  • Water
  • Zero Waste & Circular Solutions
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Equity & Environmental Justice
  • Project of the Year*

Project of the Year (Optional) *All submissions including a Project of the Year Statement will be considered for this “Best in Show” category. No additional entry fee is required.