Help us highlight the innovation of San Diego's Sustainability Community!

The vision for the Sustainable Design Awards is to advocate for sustainable projects in San Diego. We invite you help us identify award winning projects and promote them within our community.

You can submit projects within following categories

  • Sustainable Leadership (People and organizations)
  • Sustainable Patron Award
  • Sustainable Company / Organization / NGO Award
  • Sustainable Buildings (Certification Systems)

What projects are eligible

  • Any project in San Diego County or Tijuana, may be submitted.
  • Anyone, including architects, landscape architects, engineers, clients, or owners, can submit a project.
  • Projects previously awarded a similar SDGBC award are not eligible for re-entry.
  • Projects can submit in multiple award categories.  Separate applications shall be completed for each category.
  • Entries must be completed (design phase or construction phase) since January 1, 2012.

Additional Details

  • Winning entries are public information, and summaries of winning applications will be published.
  • Awards will be given at the sole discretion of the judges. 
  • Nominations in a category do not automatically mean that an award will be given in that category. 
  • Judging criteria is based upon meeting the intent of the submitted category, exhibiting a transformation in the built environment and exemplifying innovation, creativity and good design.

Submission Instructions

All projects shall be submitted electronically in the PowerPoint template (link below). 

Each submission shall include:

  • Completed Awards Project Credit Form and Project Information Sheet.  The forms and supplementary instructions will be available via email from SDGBC.
When you have completed your entry, email all the entry materials to: 

SDGBC office email:

To pay for Award submission click here.


To be determined.


Registration opens: June 21, 2018

Registration deadline: August 2, 2018

Jury Evaluation:  August 16, 2018

Awards Celebration at SDGBC Conference: September 21, 2018


Award nomination submission (SDGBC member): $100

Award nomination submission (non SDGBC member): $150

Note:  There is no charge to submit for the Patron Award, Company / Organization / NGO Award


Contact the SDGBC office email:

Download the complete submission description and template here!



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