The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) has announced that it will present the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) with its 2012 Keystone Award at the 23rd annual Accent on Architecture Gala in Washington, D.C., on March 9. The AAF presents the Keystone Award annually to an individual or organization from outside the architectural discipline for exemplary design leadership that improves lives and transforms communities.
According to the AAF, the USGBC is being honored for its work in promoting a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. Over 44,000 projects are currently participating in the USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building certification system, totaling over 8 billion square feet of construction space in 50 states and 120 countries.
‘The leadership of the USGBC has transformed our thinking about design,’ says Ron Bogle, president and CEO of AAF. ‘They have touched practically every building type on every continent, and their impact is potent.’