The Best in Green (BIG) Awards Program is accepting nominees from June 1- September 21, 2018.


How to Apply

  1. Review categories and eligibility
  2. Review the photo release
  3. Complete an application through the new NAHB awards dashboard
  4. Submit payment* - Payment must be received no later than 11:59 PM ET on September 21 for your application to be considered.

*Note: Don’t forget to check your confirmation email for a discount code if you have applied to another awards program.


Project Awards:

  • June 1-30: $145* (Early Bird Special)
  • July 1-31: $195*
  • Aug. 1-Sept 21: $245*

*$50 - If you submit an application to another awards program, you will receive a deep discount on your BIG Awards submissions. Check your confirmation email for a code.

Young Professional and HBA of the Year Awards:

  • June 1-30: $50 (Early Bird Special)
  • July 1-Sept 21: $75


All projects must be green certified.

The home(s) or project must have been completed or first model opened between January 1, 2016, and August 1, 2018 (communities or project phases for larger communities must have at least 50% of the building units and 50% of the infrastructure completed by August 1, 2018). The same project may be entered for awards in multiple categories. Winning projects previously entered are not eligible to submit again for the same category. Any home owned or occupied by a staff member of NAHB or a home built for a national or regional conference is not eligible to apply.

For more information about this item, please contact Megan Carroll at 800-368-5242 x8325 or via email at mcarroll@nahb.org.