2018 CTGBC Awards Call For Entries

RULES AND REQUIREMENTS 

ELIGIBILITY 

  1. Project entries must be works that have achieved substantial completion within the last two years (since June 2016).

  2. The Project must be located in Connecticut (except for the Out-of-State Project category).

  3. The Project does not need to be occupied, but must be substantially complete and able to demonstrate significant "green" strategies and performance (see Judging and Criteria below).

ENTRY CATEGORIES

JUDY SWANN GREEN ADVOCATE AWARD:

One (1) Green Advocate award will be given to a recipient who has shown outstanding commitment to practicing and promoting sustainability in Connecticut. Recipients will have made major or long-standing contributions to the sustainability field in our state through education, advocacy, and/or civic engagement that has deepened our understanding of greening the built environment.

Eligibility:*

  • Individuals
  • Organizations
  • Government Entities

*Nominees must be nominated by someone other than themselves

Please refer to the Green Advocate Submission PowerPoint template for more detailed instructions on Green Advocate submissions.

PROJECT AWARDS:

Firms may submit more than one project for consideration; each project submitted shall be entered individually. Projects may be nominated in one of the following categories:

  • Residential Project
  • Commercial Project
  • Public/Institutional Project
  • Out-of-State Project
  • Student Design
  • Passive House Project (award given in collaboration with CT Passive House)

Please refer to the Project Submission PowerPoint template for more information on each category.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible, each entry must be submitted as a PowerPoint presentation using either the Green Advocate Submission Template or Project Submission Template, which include detailed submission instructions and notes. File sizes must be kept under 20 MB (see tips for keeping file sizes down**). Please do not include videos or live links in PowerPoint submissions. Submissions must include the following:

  1. Completed official entry form and a clear description of project team members' roles within the project.

  2. A maximum of 10 slides describing the goals, challenges, and solutions of the project team. Please include performance metrics to describe the success of your project.

  3. Photos/Drawings - a minimum of 5, and maximum of 10 photos, renderings, or drawings. Images should include the exterior, the interior, and any elements that illustrate the outstanding sustainable aspects of your project.

**Tips for keeping your PowerPoint file size down: limited animations, lower resolution photos if necessary.

ENTRY FEES AND SUBMISSION FORMS:

Fees per submission:

CTGBC Members: $50
Non-Members: $125***
Students: $25

***Non-Members can also join the CTGBC ($50 annual membership dues) and then enter their award submission for $50 to save $25 on the Non-Member submission!

Project Submission Forms:

Member
Non-Member
Student

Judy Swann Green Advocate Nomination Forms:

Member
Non-Member
Student
 

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

The criteria below will be used for judging each project. Weight is given to documented performance data for building systems & components.

  • Clear description of sustainable goals, challenges, and solutions of the project
  • Quality of design solutions
  • Overall aesthetics of the project
  • Innovative strategies or technologies
  • Performance metrics, including energy modeling/usage

And as applicable:

  • Certifications or awards
  • Water conservation strategies
  • Responsible materials use
  • Site design and transport linkage
  • Indoor air quality strategies

Please refer to the Green Advocate Submission PowerPoint template or the Project Submission PowerPoint template for additional details on judging criteria.

JURY

The Jury is composed of qualified professionals chosen by the CTGBC 2018 Awards Committee. The Jury reserves the right to re-categorize entries, at its discretion.

AWARDS 

Award of Excellence - Only one Award of Excellence will be given, selected from all submissions, in all categories. It is awarded based on the jury’s overall impressions for the most innovative, sustainable project.

Award of Honor - Only one Award of Honor may be given in each category, for outstanding sustainable achievements in that category.

Award of Merit - Any number of this award may be granted. Selected at the discretion of the jury, it recognizes special, noteworthy accomplishment.


DEADLINE/ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

All entries must be submitted through our website by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 30, 2018. Award winners will be announced by Monday, September 10, 2018. All award winners must send at least one representative to the awards ceremony at Stony Creek Brewery on October 4, 2018.


PUBLICITY OF AWARD WINNERS 

All submissions (including photos) become the property of the CTGBC and may be used at the discretion of the CTGBC. Submission photographs and supporting information will be used for publicity purposes only.

Award winning projects will be published on the CTGBC website: www.ctgbc.org

--Submissions failing to meet all of the Entry Requirements will be rendered in default and will not be judged.

--Your submission will also include your permission for the CTGBC to publish any or all parts of your submission. We will honor any request for confidentiality of an owner if requested.