Category: Building and Innovative Infrastructure

The Building and Innovative Infrastructure Award will recognize campus infrastructure projects – a single project or ongoing efforts – intended to improve the sustainability performance of the campus built environment.  We are looking for projects that show measurable improvements in energy efficiency, CO2 emissions or other environmental impacts and/or other sustainability relevant aspects.  These may include but are not limited to projects related to the built environment, water systems, alternative energy systems, and waste systems.

Successful entries will have documented compliance with best practices such as LEED, MINERGIE, or international standards such as ISO, and will also show overall solid performance across all three dimensions of sustainability criteria - Society, Economy and Environment, with outstanding attributes in at least one specific aspect. Additionally, projects will also demonstrate a link between operations, teaching and/or research.

Special attention in the judging process will be given to participatory processes in planning and implementation as well as those that take into account financial and non-financial aspects of the project (cost efficiency, unique planning processes, remarkable community engagement etc.)

Winning projects will demonstrate holistic integration of the project with the core academic mission of the university.