Shaw receives leadership award from U.S. Green Building Council

Published 12:20 pm Tuesday, October 10, 2023

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Shaw Industries has been named a 2023 Leadership Award recipient by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Shaw was one of five recipients from around the world to be recognized at the USGBC Leadership Awards Ceremony held on Thursday, Sept. 28, during the annual Greenbuild Conference in Washington, D.C.

“USGBC members serve as the driving force behind the worldwide green building movement, helping push the entire industry to strive for greater efforts in constructing healthier, more sustainable communities,” said Peter Templeton, president and CEO of USGBC. “The recipients of this year’s Leadership Awards exemplify their unwavering dedication to sustainable solutions, contributing significantly to our collective pursuit of global climate objectives.”

Shaw was recognized by USGBC for its long-standing commitment to sustainability, which they identified as efforts to advance environmental sustainability, human health and social equity in the built environment. Shaw’s work to certify products that contribute towards LEED building credits allow customers to specify products which align with building owner’s efforts to create spaces and places that support health & wellbeing of the planet and its people.

Kellie Ballew, vice president of global sustainability and innovation at Shaw, attended the award recognition event, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. She shared about the honor, “I was humbled to accept this prestigious recognition from the USGBC. It takes manufacturers, designers and architects, and building owners and users working together to address global challenges around climate change, health & well-being, circularity and social equity. I am proud of Shaw’s leadership in these areas, and the collaboration we’ve had with USGBC through the years.”

The 2023 Leadership Award recipients represent some of the best of USGBC’s over 6,000 members, a network of committed professionals with more than 100,000 LEED projects in more than 180 countries and territories around the world. The efforts of the award recipients stand out as exceptional examples of sustainability leadership among a strong and growing network of projects, companies and individuals.