The 2010 National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement goes to the U.S. Green Building Council.

The U.S. Green Building Council promotes a sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. Since its founding in 1993, it has developed many services, including the LEED green-building-certification program that rates the design, construction, and operation of buildings — advancing the goal of making our world viable for future generations.

This award recognizes a company or organization that places design at the center of its business strategy and mission.

Presenting the award is David Kohler, President and Chief Operating Officer of Kohler Company. Accepting for the U.S. Green Building Council is Richard Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chairman.