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2015 Green Globe Award categories

Excellence in Energy, Water and Waste Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

This award honours superior performance and innovation in the development and delivery of clean energy, energy saving initiatives, products and services beyond mandatory requirements.

Eligible entrants: NSW public sector, business or community organisations.

Water Efficiency

This award honours superior performance and innovation in the development and delivery of water saving and conservation initiatives beyond mandatory requirements.

Eligible entrants: NSW public sector, business or community organisations.

Waste and Recycling

This award honours an outstanding initiative demonstrating leadership and innovation in waste avoidance and resource recover beyond mandatory requirements.

Eligible entrants: NSW public sector, business or community organisations.

Excellence in Sustainability

Medium-to-large Business Sustainability

This award honours outstanding NSW businesses or corporations that have integrated environmental management and sustainable practices into their strategy, planning and operations (including staff, suppliers and other stakeholders) and/or service delivery.

Eligible entrants: NSW businesses with more than 50 NSW-based employees. If your business has operations outside NSW, your entry must detail your initiatives as applicable to NSW. This may include initiatives developed and managed from NSW with impacts both in NSW and beyond.

Small Business Sustainability

This award honours outstanding NSW businesses or corporations that have integrated environmental management and sustainable practices into their strategy, planning and operations (including staff, suppliers and other stakeholders) and/or service delivery.

Eligible entrants: NSW businesses with 50 or fewer employees in total with the majority located in NSW. If your business has operations outside NSW, your entry must detail your initiatives as applicable to NSW. This may include initiatives developed and managed from NSW with impacts both in NSW and beyond.

Community Sustainability

This award recognises an outstanding not-for-profit organisation demonstrating community leadership in the development and delivery of sustainability initiatives that protect and enhance the environment. Entrants are requested to include information on the number of paid and unpaid members as well as information on financial assistance (e.g. grant funding) to implement the program or initiative.

Eligible entrants: NSW not-for-profit organisations. Entrants are required to provide an ABN to confirm not-for-profit status.

Public Sector Sustainability

This award honours and outstanding public sector organisation that has successfully integrated environmental management and sustainable practices into planning, operations (including key stakeholders and/or suppliers), product and/or service delivery.

Eligible entrants: NSW public sector organisations (Publicly owned organisations such as educational bodies, health care bodies, police and prison services and State or Federal government bodies and their departments whose initiative was developed and managed from NSW.)

Local Government Sustainability

This award honours a NSW local council that has successfully developed and integrated environmental management and sustainable practices into strategy, planning, operations and service delivery.

Eligible entrants: NSW local councils.

Built Environment Sustainability: Commercial Properties

This award recognises organisations that are demonstrating excellence and innovation in environmental management and sustainable practices in designing, constructing, retrofitting and managing buildings and tenancies and infrastructure and improving the sustainability of the built environment.

Eligible entrants: developers, designers, builders, managers and tenants of commercial properties in NSW.

Built Environment Residential Properties

This award recognises organisations or individuals that are demonstrating excellence and innovation in environmental management and sustainable practices in designing, constructing, retrofitting and managing residential buildings and improving the sustainability of the built environment.

Eligible entrants: developers, designers, builders, managers and owners of residential properties in NSW.

Built Environment Sustainability: Infrastructure

These awards recognise organisations that are demonstrating excellence and innovation in environmental management and sustainable practices in designing, constructing, retrofitting and managing buildings and tenancies and infrastructure and improving the sustainability of the built environment.

Eligible entrants: investors, funders, designers, contractors, procurers, owners and operators of infrastructure in NSW.

Built Environment Sustainability: Heritage Buildings

This award honours a heritage-listed building in NSW that has successfully developed and integrated environmental management and sustainable practices into the building's fabric and management. This category rewards innovative actions taken to improve the efficiency and general environmental performance of the building, whilst retaining the asset's heritage values.

Eligible entrants: the project must relate to Heritage Buildings listed on the World Heritage List, National Heritage List, NSW State Heritage Register, State Agency Heritage Register and/or a Local Environmental Plan. Entrants are requested to provide details of the statutory heritage listing to the requested organisation profile in your application. Please also supply a Statement of Heritage Impact obtained for any nominated building modification works, along with relevant plans and photos. Nominations can come from owners, tenants or architects.

Natural Environment Sustainability

This award honours organisations that are demonstrating excellence and innovation in the protection and enhancement of natural ecosystems. This includes the protection and conservation of native flora and fauna, natural habitats, forests, water resources, land systems and soils, and biodiversity.

Eligible entrants: businesses, NGOs, NSW local councils and community groups.

Excellence in Leadership and Innovation

Sustainability Champion

This award honours outstanding individuals who have been instrumental in delivering environmental projects, demonstrated leadership in influencing and changing community views and/or driving change in sustainable practices.

Eligible entrants: individuals living in NSW. Individuals can be nominated by a third party or self-nominate.

Young Sustainability Champion

This award honours outstanding young individuals who have been instrumental in delivering environmental projects, demonstrated leadership in influencing and changing community views and/or driving change in sustainable practices.

Eligible entrants: individuals up to the age of 25 years living in NSW. Individuals can be nominated by a third party or self-nominate.

Climate Change Leadership

This award recognises outstanding initiatives and/or leadership in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation in NSW.

Eligible entrants: NSW business, public sector or community organisations.

Environmental Innovation

This award recognises new technology, design or research that results in significant resource savings, new approaches in sustainable practice or innovative change in environmental management.

Eligible entrants: NSW research groups, academics, business, public sector or community organisations responsible for the innovation.

Page last updated: 26 May 2015