BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Jan. 3, 2022) — Construction Business Owner (CBO), the leading business magazine for contractors, is pleased to announce the return of its Sustainability VIP honor, a special initiative designed to recognize the construction professionals building a better future for the earth and its inhabitants.

“We're consistently seeing an increased focus on sustainability throughout the industry," said Kathy Wells, editor of Construction Business Owner Magazine & Digital Media. "Some sustainability practices and green building techniques have been thriving in construction for many years, and continue to be a strong pillar of today's construction environment, but as more opportunities develop and more major players step in to support the cause, we're really seeing this as an area of growth,” said Wells.

CBO developed the Sustainability VIP honor in 2021 as a format to help identify and highlight the industry’s foremost leaders of sustainable practices and programs. CBO’s Sustainability VIP honor is powered by nominations from professionals throughout the industry that will showcase the expertise of eligible nominees, which include all construction industry professionals — general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, suppliers, etc.


Nominees must have developed, launched or led programs or initiatives within their respective companies to support any of the following areas of sustainability:

  • Industry and infrastructure
  • Clean energy, water and sanitation
  • Recycling and responsible consumption and production
  • Protection of climate, wildlife and waterways
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Green building and LEED efforts
  • Humanitarian efforts (poverty, hunger, equality, health, wellness, education, employment)

Anyone is able to make a nomination. To submit a nomination, visit and complete your Sustainability VIP nomination form(s). CBO will accept submissions through Jan. 24, 2022.

After all nominations have been considered, the program will conclude in CBO’s March 2022 print magazine and on, where the the 2022 finalists will be featured.

Nominations close Jan. 24, 2022.

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Construction Business Owner (CBO) is the leading business magazine for contractors and is designed to help owners of construction firms run successful businesses. Founded in 2004, Construction Business Owner (CBO) has a BPA-audited audience reach of more than 40,000. CBO provides real-world business management education and the kind of management knowledge that is of real value to the owners of construction companies. CBO's monthly trade magazine, weekly newsletters and digital media products offer construction industry professionals the business management tips they need to run a successful business.