Each year, the National Institute of Building Sciences recognizes individuals and organizations that have provided outstanding service to the Institute, the building community and the nation.
The Institute honored its 2013 award winners at an Annual Reception and Awards Banquet held Wednesday, January 8, during Building Innovation 2014—The National Institute of Building Sciences Annual Conference & Expo.
The 2013 recipients included Wagdy A.Y. Anis, FAIA; Martin Weiland, PE; and Jimmy W. Sealy, FAIA. The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) was among the organizations to win.
The Institute President’s Award is given to an individual or organization in recognition of extraordinary efforts to assist in advancing the mission of the Institute. Institute President Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA, presented the 2013 President’s Award to The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) in recognition of the organization’s support of and work on Institute programs, including the Consultative Council, High Performance Building Council, National Council of Governments on Building Codes and Standards, and the buildingSMART Alliance, as well as work to forge a more resilient America by promoting the need for improved water efficiency and the water/energy nexus in America.
Accepting the award on behalf of IAPMO was Peter DeMarco, senior vice president of advocacy, research and program development. DeMarco has led a number of initiatives, both internal to the Institute and external, which have led to a greater discussion on how energy and water are inexplicably connected.
“Plumbers don’t expect a lot of awards,” said DeMarco, upon receiving the award. “[Regarding the Consultative Council] it’s been an opportunity. Where else can you develop a series of recommendations that carry the weight of consensus that lands on the President of the United States’ desk?”