Will the USGBC continue its reign atop the list of most effective non-profit organizations in sustainable or high-performance design? Lists include product manufacturers, universities, construction companies, firms, Etc.

Top 5 most effective non-profit organizations for forwarding sustainability and high-performance design

  1. U.S. Green Building Council
  2. American Institute of Architects
  3. ASHRAE
  4. Architecture 2030
  5. Rocky Mountain Institute

Top 5 individuals regarded as role models in sustainable or high-performance design in 2012

  1. Bill McDonough
  2. Ed Mazria
  3. Bob Berkebile
  4. Amory Lovins
  5. Peter Busby

Top 5 firms regarded as role models in sustainable or high-performance design

  1. HOK
  2. Perkins+Will
  3. BNIM
  4. Kieran Timberlake
  5. SOM

Top 5 construction companies regarded as role models in sustainable or high-performance design

  1. Turner Construction Co.
  2. DPR Construction
  3. Mortenson Construction
  4. Skanska
  5. Beck Group

Top 5 product manufacturers regarded as role models in sustainable or high-performance design

  1. Interface Inc.
  2. Herman Miller
  3. Steelcase Inc.
  4. Johnson Controls
  5. Milliken

Top 5 colleges or universities regarded as role models in sustainable or high-performance design

1.   Carnegie Mellon University
2.   Harvard University
3.   (tie) U of California, Berkeley
3.   (tie) U of Oregon
5.   (tie) U of Minnesota
5.   (tie) U of Texas at Austin
5.   (tie) U of Virginia