We will be opening our Project Gallery at 4pm on October 27th.
Registration will open at 3:30pm.



Thursday, October 27th, 2022 | 4:00pm – 9:30pm
Harvard University’s Science & Engineering Complex
150 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134


4:00 PM | Gallery Opens, Ticketed Building Tours
5:00 PM | Reception, Food & Drink Begin
6:00 PM | Welcome Address
7:00 PM | Awards Program
8:00 PM | Reception Continues
9:30 PM | Event Concludes

GBS 2021 photo

Your Showcase. Your Projects. Your Community.

Once a year, the Built Environment Plus community gathers to celebrate industry success in greening the built environment at our annual Green Building Showcase. This year we are thrilled to hold the event at last year’s Green Building of the Year award winner — Harvard University’s Science and Engineering Complex.

Join us for a night of project boards, short presentations, discussions, and awardsAttendees include architects, engineers, contractors, developers, owners, facility managers, building users, lenders, suppliers – everyone who plays a role in designing, operating, and constructing the built environment. 


GBS 21 event photo

This year’s Awards Program will crown one Green Building of the Year, one Change Agent of the Year, and one People’s Choice Award, along with 10 Category Leader Awards:

  • Carbon and Energy
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Green Home of the Year (1-3 units)
  • Health and Wellness
  • Site and Landscape
  • Student Project of the Year
  • Sustainable Building Operations
  • Sustainable Building Renovation
  • Sustainable Construction Innovation
  • Sustainable Interior Fit-out

The Green Building Showcase features a powerful Project Gallery, which has displayed hundreds of community submitted project boards since the showcase’s inception. The gallery displays project boards from both our Awards Competition as well as Display-only Submissions.

Awards Competition:

Have a project that you believe deserves extra recognition? Then consider entering into our Awards Competition, which features the Category Award Series and our Green Building of the Year Award.

Display-only Submissions:

If you just want to show off your showboard without competing in the competitions, this is the submission category for you. Display-only Submissions are only eligible for the People’s Choice Award.


Thank you to our 2022 Green Building Showcase sponsors!

National Grid
Thornton Tomasetti
Behnisch Architekten
Behnisch Architekten
Bruner/Cott Architects
Elkus Manfredi
Steven Winter Associates - 50 years
The Green Engineer - Sustainable Design Consulting
Kalin Associates
AHA Consulting Engineers

If you are interested in sponsoring, or have any questions, please reach out to Eli at eli@builtenvironmentplus.org or 617-752-2422


The newly constructed Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Science and Engineering Complex (SEC)

  • Located at 150 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134
  • Use the central entrance of the SEC on Western Ave (or the East entrance by Stadium Rd)
  • A 15-minute walk from Harvard Square area/red line stop walking directions here
  • Nearby located to MBTA bus route stops 86 and 66
  • Bluebikes drop off/pick up located within steps of the SEC
  • There is metered parking all along Western Ave.
  • Other two nearest parking options and how to purchase permits
  • Harvard’s parking app is ZipBy. More information here.

There will be ticketed building tours of the Harvard SEC arranged by Behnisch Architekten and van Zelm Engineers from 4 to 5pm. Tickets for the tours may be purchased through the registration section below. 


Scholarship Form

Don't let cost keep you from participating. Scholarships for our events and trainings are available. Apply for free admission. We encourage BIPOC professionals and students to apply.


Harvard SEC - GBS 21 Green Building of the Year

Green Building of the Year

Harvard University Science and Engineering Complex

Submitted by Behnisch Architekten & Harvard University

Photo Credit: Brad Feinknopf

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Display-only Submissions need to be registered through Eventbrite on the Award Entry deadline?

  • No, the Display-only Submissions deadline is October 14, 2022, at 5:00 PM as they do not need to be submitted for judging. You can purchase it here.


Why are PDF files for the Award Series required so early?

  • Our Judges need time to review all submissions, and we need time to print.


Does my project need LEED, Passive House, etc. in order to be eligible for an award?

  • No, projects are not required to have certification in order to be eligible (though certification does look pretty good!)


Does the Award Entry or Display-only Board purchase include admission to GBS on Oct. 27?

Contact Us with Questions or Inquiries