- 2016 INDIES Winner
- Silver, Architecture (Adult Nonfiction)
A history of the profoundly rigorous certification program recognized by the green design-build movement as the most inspirational and sustainable. Author Mary Adam Thomas explores the factors that influenced visionary Jason F. McLennan to develop the Challenge, reports on its dramatic launch, illuminates the pioneering early projects, and summarizes the global attention generated in its first ten years. Dozens of industry notables add their voices, rounding out a rich and engaging overview.