GBI Member of the Year Awards

GBI Member of the Year recipients are awarded annually during GBI’s Member Appreciation Week to an organization and an individual who have demonstrated exemplary dedication to improving the built environment’s impact on climate and society.

The GBI Member of the Year recipients are selected based on a number of criteria including their:

  • Service to GBI through committee participation and program development
  • Promotion of GBI’s sustainability assessment tools
  • Dedication to enhancing communities and increasing accessibility of sustainable buildings
  • Overall contribution to widespread sustainability education to achieve collective climate goals

The Member of the Year Award winners are recognized at GBI’s annual membership meeting each fall.

2023 Winners

GBI Organizational Member of the Year
FitzGerald Logo

FitzGerald is a nationally recognized advocate for building design that benefits occupants, the building, and the community. Their three pronged approach that integrates architecture, interiors, and sustainability to improve places where people live and work. FitzGerald was recognized for their involvement in the 2022 Green Globes® Project of the Year Pinnacle XXIV/Crate & Barrel project, an industrial retail warehouse building that earned a Three Green Globes rating under Green Globes for New Construction (NC).

FitzGerald’s Principal and Director of Sustainability, Charlie Saville, a member of the inaugural 2021 Green Globes Fellows cohort, has also been lending his expertise to GBI as we develop Green Globes Journey to Net Zero™.

GBI Individual Member of the Year

David Griffin II, AIA, BEMP, GGF
Principal, Griffin EnerG Consulting

GBI Individual Member of the Year David Griffin

David Griffin serves as a dedicated champion to improving in the built environment. David is passionate about elevating sustainability, health and wellness, and resilience alongside project teams as both a Green Globes Fellow and a Green Globes Assessor. He specializes in energy conservation strategies for both new construction and existing building projects.

David has been instrumental in promoting an open market for green building certification and is specifically being recognized for his efforts to elevate building sustainability in the state of Utah.

Past Winners


Individual – Donald Martin, Marston design studio

Organizational – Mackenzie Inc.


Individual – Kris Callori, Verdacity

Organizational – Merrick & Company