March 01, 2011
2011 Green Business Awards finalists announced
The Business Courier and U.S. Green Building Council Cincinnati Regional Chapter will host the Green Business Awards, presented by Al Neyer on Thursday, March 3. This awards event celebrates the people, companies, and organizations that are demonstrating leadership in sustainable practices at a variety of facilities and projects.
The 2011 Green Business Awards finalists are:
- AFS Technology
- American Red Cross, Cincinnati Region
- APTech Group Inc.
- Brazee Street Studios
- Cincinnati Museum Center
- Cincinnati Nature Center
- Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
- emersion DESIGN
- Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance
- Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy
- Gus Perdikakis Associates Inc.
- Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste District
- Messer Construction Co.
- North Avondale Montessori School
- Potterhill Homes
- PRD Tech Inc.
- Rumpke Consolidated Cos. Inc.
- SHP Leading Design
- SimplyFresh Dry Cleaners
- The Children's Home of Cincinnati
- The Christ Hospital
- Towne Properties
- Tulong LLC
- University of Cincinnati
- Walmart, Ft. Wright Store
All of the above finalists will be recognized and winners will be announced in each of the following categories.
- Green Design: This award honors the OWNER of a sustainable built work, including building (new, addition or retrofit), interior fit out, landscape, and/ or building systems (such as mechanical, renewable energy upgrades, electrical, plumbing, etc.). Please note that projects need to be complete and built by the time of submission. Designs will be judged on the built work’s unique environmental, social and economic successes, and its significant measurable sustainable attributes. Projects do not need to be LEED certified. If LEED certified, please include the final checklist.
- Green Education / Outreach: This award honors a community awareness (education) or assistance (outreach) program by an organization that inspires environmentally responsible behavior from the Greater Cincinnati public. These programs should be external to the organization. Programs will be judged on how effectively the message was heard among the targeted constituencies, the specific impact or measurable outcomes the initiative or campaign has had on the Greater Cincinnati community’s efforts to be more sustainable and how effectively resources were utilized to reach your constituency.
- Green Market Strategy: This award honors an organization’s market focus on producing a product, process or service that exhibits measurable, significant environmental and economic benefits. Submissions will be judged based on the financial success and environmental impacts of the product, process or service. Examples include financially successful organic food store, renewable energy portfolio, etc.
- Green Policy: This award honors an organization’s official internal policy or initiative that exhibits measurable, significant environmental benefits to a workplace and its people. Examples include how a building is operated and / or maintained, recycling program, workforce transportation initiatives, purchasing policies, etc. Preference will be given to exemplary and unique policies with measurable outcomes.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with networking, hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine. The awards program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Desserts and coffee will be offered after the program.
Information and registration