|You could be next!
Share your innovations and best practices by participating in the Global Awards Program. Three annual awards, each with sub-categories, are listed below for members and non-members to submit entries.
The submissions in these categories are eligible for consideration for the ultimate award, the H. Bruce Russell Global Innovators Award
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When to Submit
15 October 2012 - 15 February 2013 (for the 2013 Global Awards Program)
$200 / entry | payable by credit card | must accompany the online submission
| Sustainable Leadership
CoreNet Global celebrates those leaders who understand that today sustainability initiatives in design and development must do more than meet industry standards - their initiatives must point the way to new solutions that greatly reduce our environmental footprint while maintaining the highest standards of industry practice.
— Sustainable Design/Architecture (Commercial or Non-Profit / Government)
— Sustainable Design/Interiors (Commercial or Non-Profit / Government)
— Sustainable Development (Commercial or Non-Profit / Government)
| Economic Development Leadership
Recognizes leadership, best practices and innovations in economic development representing national, state, regional and local interests. The submissions may represent communities and corporations involved in location decisions involving:
— Leadership and Innovation – Includes creating new strategies, overcoming long-standing obstacles to progress, creating diverse, effective community teams, attracting new corporate facilities and jobs, developing web-based tools, designing incentives programs.
— Major Deals and Projects – Includes recruitment of major companies resulting in new capital investments and/or jobs, expansion of existing companies, demonstrated creativity in structuring win-win transactions/deals.
| Industry Excellence (Best Practices)
All CRE industry organizations whose submissions raise the standards for excellence and best practice, described as a management practice and work process that leads to world-class, superior performance and delivers a desired, measurable and sustained result.
— Leadership and Strategy – Motivating and influencing participants in the organization's internal and external networks to achieve the vision, mission and goals of the enterprise.
— Workplace (may include IT, HR, Legal and Finance) – Shows support and enabling work wherever and whenever it takes place within the context of an interconnected network of businesses.
— Service Delivery - An organization's broad-reaching approach to service delivery from tactical services to strategy planning, including work performed by parties internal and external to the organization, and contributes to the benefit of clients, customers or stakeholders.
— Asset Management – The management of any enterprise resource that is viewed as an asset, such as human capital, technological, real estate, knowledge or capital, and is seen as a contributing factor to the success, profitability and overall competitive advantage of the enterprise.
— Technology (including telecommunications technology) – Information technology that supports and enables work, specifically web-enabled tools and their related platforms and applications, and the devices through which they are accessed.
Guide to Completing the 2013 Awards Application
Awards Submission Title:
Provide a descriptor, not a creative title. For example: call center headquarters for xyz organization in City, State, Country; NOT “Daring to be Different.”
Describe the nature of your organization and the context in which it operates. The judges want to know the professional sector (e.g. healthcare, tourism, etc) in which your client operates, and the context (what are the sustainability drivers? What are the challenges?)
Describe the initiative and why you created it. Give emphasis to key objectives and how these objectives contributed to the overall organizational objectives and strategies.
Collaboration: (if applicable)
Describe why your project represents a collaborative effort between two or more companies and what processes you developed to ensure all participants fully participated.
For SLADD Design categories: The judges would like to see a focus on linkage between sustainability objectives and how they fit into the overall project and organizational objectives.
For Development Categories: The judges want to see a linkage between the project’s objectives and the organization’s mission, objectives and strategies. The project should not be a “stand‐alone” effort, that is, it should demonstrate the fulfillment of the organization’s overall strategy for sustainability.
Describe the implementation. Give emphasis to the leadership challenges and choices. See descriptions provided in previous award winners’ case studies
Describe challenges, things you could have done differently, unexpected successes, etc.
Describe the outcome and impact on reaching your objectives. The judges want to see evidence of quantifiable metrics (energy, water reduction; etc.), and how this was externally verified. How is the project or program being monitored? What is the reporting cycle (e.g. quarterly, annually)?
Best Practices (if applicable):
Describe best practices as a result of this project.
Focus comments on why your project is innovative and why it is important.
Post-Occupancy (for Sustainable Leadership only)
Explain how sustainable practices have been integrated into the project’s operations and maintenance.
Support Materials: File size: Not to exceed 7 pages, 2 MB, PDF format only
- Project location (city, state, country)
- Date of completion
- Budget (final) hard costs (actual construction costs). Fee need not be included
- Type of project (e.g. office, hospital, library, etc.)
- Client (company/project authority)
- Design firm (project manager/design team manager)
- Contact name, phone number and email
- Photos (jpeg format; 72 dpi)
What else would you like the judges to know about this project? Text size no smaller than 12-point type, 1.5-inch spacing. No Press clippings or other promotional materials. You may draw upon information contained in these materials, but do not include the materials.
|SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP CATEGORY ONLY:
What is the difference between the design and the development categories?
The design categories
recognize completed building projects. These projects should:
- Integrate sustainability practices with design excellence
- Meet the client’s sustainability objectives for the project, and for the organization as a whole
- Demonstrate collaboration between the design firm and client as equal partners
What is NOT acceptable:
- Buildings that are not completed or have not been occupied for six months.
- Buildings completed earlier than 2009.
The development categories
recognize organization‐wide real estate programs. These programs should:
- Integrate the organization’s sustainability mission and strategies throughout the organizations – penetrating everyday practices of its real estate/facilities operations
- Demonstrate a clear link between the organization’s overall strategy for sustainability and the sustainable programs. This is best accomplished through measureable programs.
What is NOT acceptable:
- Organizational sustainability strategies without programs
- Stand‐alone programs (e.g. programs not linked to an organization’s sustainability strategies)
How many projects many be submitted?
For the design categories, you may enter for each completed building project, as long as they meet the entry criteria.
For development categories, the judges suggest that you enter only once by “bundling” your initiatives as part of the organization’s overall sustainability mission and strategies.