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Buildings of Excellence Competition


What you build today is New York’s future.

The Buildings of Excellence competition.

The Buildings of Excellence competition is a $40 million competition with monetary awards being given out in each of three rounds. Kicked off in early 2019, the Competition recognizes and rewards the design, construction, and operation carbon neutral-ready multifamily buildings. We are proud to announce that the third round is now open and accepting applications. In the third round, there are two paths to apply. One for Demonstration Projects and one for Design Excellence. Both links can be found in the sections below.

Buildings of Excellence matters for our future.

Designing and developing environmentally responsible buildings that are good for both businesses and residents is at the core of this competition. The honorees are visionary architects and developers who take the lead in achieving beautiful, carbon neutral-ready buildings that improve our quality of life; and, most importantly, inspire the industry to follow their example toward a carbon neutral future. Their buildings are good for the environment, highly profitable, and give businesses a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Winning Demonstration Projects awarded up to $1 million.

Winners of the BOE competition are going beyond developing beautiful and profitable new buildings, they are establishing a legacy in the State of New York and leading the clean energy transition. Think you may have a winning Demonstration project? Apply Now.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

Design Firm Partners awarded up to $250,000.

Design Firm Partners in the BOE competition are going beyond designing beautiful and functional new buildings, they are creating healthy, safe, comfortable, and resilient spaces that are establishing a carbon-neutral lifestyle for the residents in the State of New York. Think you may have a winning Design? Apply Now.Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

See Previous Winning Projects

View the current winners from round one and round two and learn which projects will help build New York’s low-carbon future.