An awards contest to recognize public officials who take the lead in “green” building has been established by the Portland Cement Association. The annual Sustainable Leadership Awards will target leaders who advance sustainable development in their communities through the use of concrete and cement-based products in four categories: Leadership in Sustainability Policy, Homes and Residential Building, Non-Residential Building and Infrastructure.

Buildings and activities must have occurred between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2007 to be eligible. The deadline to submit final entries is May 30, 2008. For more information and to access the nomination form, visit