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2017 ECO AWARDS "GREENEST IN THE COUNTY" - USGBC OC

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USGBC Orange County Eco Awards 2017

The purpose of the Eco Awards is to honor accomplishments in sustainable practices and to educate the Orange County public about sustainable places and businesses in the county.

**NOTE: Event tickets are not yet available. You will use this ticket type in the event form to pay for your award apllication submittal.**

The entry forms and applications shall be submitted to usgbcecoawards2017@gmail.com. Applications must be submitted by September 22, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. A $25 nonrefundable application fee shall be paid when application is submitted.


Eligibility
Any organization or company located within Orange County that falls into one of the award categories may submit an award application.

Please note that, for Category #10, any person who resides in Orange County may apply or be nominated for the award.


Submission Materials and Procedure
The submission must include: application form, organization statement, application review criteria, and application fee.

For Category #10, instead of the organization statement and application review criteria, see the requirements below. Optional supporting material may be provided, and is limited to a combine total of five pages or images/photographs (jpg, pdf, or word doc).

Each page of instructions and application may be accessed at the very bottom of this page. They are image files, so just right-click on each one and save to your computer.


2017 Eco Award Categories

1) 3rd Eco-City Award
2) Most Sustainable Company in Orange County>50 employees (includes manufacturing, innovation, surf, law, accounting, etc.)
3) Most Sustainable Company in Orange County<50 employees (includes manufacturing, innovation, surf, law, accounting, etc.)
4) Most Sustainable land plan, landscape design, or open space in Orange County
5) Most Sustainable NGO
6) Healthiest Hotel, multi-family or overnight accommodation (includes dorm rooms or student housing, and multi-family housing)
7) Most Sustainable Restaurant/Retail
8) Most Sustainable Home (single family)
9) Most Sustainable or Healthiest School
10) Eco-Leader (most Sustainable professional, educator or elected official)

Note on Category #10:
For individuals, only submit the application form and a statement in 1000 words or fewer that addresses the following: the person's contribution to sustainability and green building in Orange County, including philosophy, efforts, commitment, and achievements in Leadership in Sustainability; Energy, Water, and Waste; and Innovation.

Notes on Categories #1-9:
Organization Statement
Submit an organization statement, in 500 or fewer words, about your organization/company that includes 1) A description of your organization, including products, services, and mission statement; and 2) Your organization's connection to Orange County.


Application Review Criteria
Please address the following criteria about your organization.

LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABILITY
IN 500 OR FEWER WORDS, PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR PHILOSOPHY, COMMITMENT, AND ACHIEVEMENTS WITH RESPECT TO SUSTAINABILITY. CONSIDER ADDRESSING THE FOLLOWING, IF APPLICABLE:
• Officially adopted Mission/Policy statement related to sustainability; Employees Sustainability Training, Sustainability plan/goals; Policies; Incentive programs; Reporting/disclosure efforts; Connection to LEED/Energy Star and other similar rating systems; New Employees Sustainability Training, Triple Bottom Line achievements; Outreach and education; Pilot Programs; and anything your organization has been progressive in implementing.

ENERGY, WATER, AND WASTE
IN 500 OR FEWER WORDS, PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR EFFORTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS WITH ENERGY, WATER, AND WASTE. CONSIDER ADDRESSING THE FOLLOWING, IF APPLICABLE:
• Energy Efficiency efforts; Water reduction efforts; Waste reduction/recycling efforts; etc

OPERATIONS
IN 500 OR FEWER WORDS, PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR OPERATIONS EFFORTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS WITH RESPECT TO SUSTAINABILITY. CONSIDER ADDRESSING THE FOLLOWING, IF APPLICABLE:
• Indoor air quality efforts; Biophillia practices; Acoustical efforts; Ergonomic program; Environmentally friendly landscaping, fertilizers/pesticides, and/or cleaning products; Storm water efforts; Green transportation efforts such as carpooling programs, electric vehicle charging stations, bike racks, showers; etc.

INNOVATION
IN 500 OR FEWER WORDS, PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR INNOVATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS THAT SEPARATE YOU APART WITH RESPECT TO SUSTAINABILITY.




Eco Award Instrux 1

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Eco Award Instrux 3

Eco Award App 1

Eco Award App 2

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