Green Giants 2015

Green Giants 2015

Update: To see the full list and description of award winners, download the press release Document1, Document 2 and Document 3

Read More here: Green Giant Award Winners


PeoplesBank logo The Green Giants program is proudly sponsored by PeoplesBank. Peoplesbank supports sustainable, energy-saving building in the valley. They walk the walk with two LEED certified branches, and demonstrate dedication to environmental responsibility, with $80,000,000 in sustainable projects financed so far. A heartfelt thank you from the West Branch of the MA USGBC to PeoplesBank for their generous support.

This is the second year of the West Branch Biannual Green Giants Awards program. The program honors the work of trades peopleeducators, and owners/program directors who help build, teach about, envision and fund green buildings in Hampshire, Hampden, Franklin, and Berkshire counties.  This program is intentionally distinct from other building awards in that it honors a wider range of participants in the sustainable building industry of our region. The Green Giants Award Committee invites you to nominate your "Green Giants"  - please send in nominations by 2pm on October 16, 2015 (see details below). 

We hope you will enjoy playing a part in the continued success of the Green Giants program and we invite you to attend the West Branch Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on December 1st, which is held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Western Massachusetts AIA (see sign up below).This is a great opportunity to show your support for the green building movement and to network with design, construction and building industry professionals & owners in Western Massachusetts. We value your input.

If you would like to be a sponsor for future events, please contact us for more information and give us feedback on what kinds of events you'd like to see us hosting (contact email listed below).

Awardees have been selected as of early November! Thank you for all of your nominations! Please sign up for the WMAIA (Western Mass AIA) Annual Dinner and green building tour here (where awards will be presented): Annual Dinner Sign-up Info. 

We are looking forward to seeing many of you and giving our winners a few minutes in the spotlight! 

Download the nomination forms and flyer here: Choose educator, tradesperson, or owner and fill one out today. It will only take a few minutes.

Call for Nominations - General Reference Info.

Nomination form - Educator/Educational Program

Nomination form - Trades Person

Nomination form - Owner/Program Director

Green Giants Information Poster

Information for Nominating Party:

Green Giant Nominators- As requested, the deadline has been extended to Tuesday October 20th at 2pm. Thanks so much for honoring the tradespeople, educators, and building owners who make green buildings happen.

By Mail or in Person:

Aelan Tierney
28 Amity Street, Suite 2B, Amherst MA 01002

By Email:

Submit forms via email

Submittal Requirements: (8 ½ x 11 format)

General Information Form
Nomination Form A, B or C
Additional answer sheet (one page)
Photos (one page) with signed release for use of photos


June - October: Nomination Submittals
October - November: Jury Deliberation
December: Awards Ceremony in conjunction with Western Mass AIA annual dinner

General Questions can be Directed to the Green Giants Committee:

Contact the Green Giants Committee

See the Publication Following the 2013 Green Giants Awards

Committee Members (with support from the Massachusetts Chapter):

Aelan Tierney, AIA, LEED AP- BD+C
Laura Fitch, AIA, LEED AP- BD+C
Brice Hereford
Kylie Landrey