Sustainable Business Network

2018 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony

*Call for Nominations*

The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony is the region’s only award that celebrates and elevate green stormwater infrastructure projects and innovations, and the triple bottom line (TBL) benefits that a nature-based approach to stormwater management brings to the Greater Philadelphia Area.

On behalf of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN), the GSI Partners are recognizing excellence in GSI in the following categories:

  1. Public Projects: Built projects managed in large part by a public agency and/or on public property (municipal, state, federal)
  2. Private Projects: Built projects managed in large part by private entity and/or on private property
  3. Innovation: Processes or programs that break new ground, by applying information, ingenuity, and initiative to significantly advance GSI impact

Winning applications will highlight the triple bottom line (environmental, social, and economic) benefits of a green infrastructure approach to stormwater management.

Projects can be any age, must be completed, and located in one of the five southeastern Pennsylvania counties (Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, or Montgomery), or one of the three NJ counties adjacent to Philadelphia (Camden, Burlington, or Gloucester).

More about the Award* 
All finalists will be notified by e-mail and will have the opportunity to display their project poster during the Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony’s reception.  In addition, winners will receive:

  • A Certificate of Award from the GSI Partners on behalf of The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia.
  • Region-wide media attention through multiple outlets.
  • Opportunities to present project or innovation as a case study at an upcoming GSI Partners event, which draws 60+ industry professionals from Philadelphia and surrounding counties.

Submit a Project
To become eligible for an Excellence in GSI Award, you must submit a completed nomination form and poster of your project or innovation by Friday February 2, 2018. 

Posters must be in a 200 dpi color .pdf 24” x 36” portrait or landscape format. We encourage you to upload a maximum of 5 additional images of the project or innovation as well.

Click on this link to begin: “Excellence in GSI Award Nomination Form.”  Note: You can save and continue later; however, be sure to save the link as GSI Partners staff will not have access to your partially completed submission. Use this .pdf as a reference guide to prepare your submission.

By submitting a project or innovation, you agree to it being published, whether or not it is selected for an award.

Submission Fees

SBN Member  
For profit $75
Non-profit $30
Non-SBN Member  
For profit $100
Non-profit/government $50


* Finalists will receive discounted admission to the awards ceremony.

Click here to read about 2016-2017’s winners.

Event Information
2018 Excellence in GSI Awards
Thursday May 17, 2018
Fringe Arts
140 North Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Please contact Fran Lawn, Manager, GSI Partners, with any questions you have about:

  • Submissions
  • SBN
  • GSI Partners
  • Ad space in our Awards Program
  • Event Sponsorship
  • Donations or 215.922.7400 ext. 109

About the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) is a community of local independent businesses that demonstrate the degree to which businesses can build profitable enterprises while serving community needs and protecting the environment. SBN’s mission is to build a just, green, and thriving economy in the Greater Philadelphia region.  Since 2001, SBN has been the regions’s leading advocacy and membership organization for businesses committed to improving their environment and social impact as well as their profitability. 

About the Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners
The GSI Partners, a signature program of SBN, is a network of local businesses in the green stormwater infrastructure industry, including firms in GSI design, construction, and maintenance, as well as material supply. Green City, Clean Waters, the City of Philadelphia’s comprehensive nature-based stormwater management plan, sets a 25-year vision for environmental, social, and economic benefits for our city and region. SBN supports this triple bottom line plan, and is working to support its successful implementation.

The GSI Partners program is funded by the Surdna Foundation and the William Penn Foundation as well as member contributions.