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Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony: Celebrating the Triple Bottom Line

The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony is the region’s only award that celebrates and elevates green stormwater infrastructure projects, the triple bottom line (TBL) benefits of GSI, and the many public and private partners who make these projects successful.

Event Information
2017 Excellence in GSI Awards
Thursday May 11, 2017
6 PM to 9 PM
Fringe Arts
140 North Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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: Projects managed at least in part by a public agency and/or on public property (local, city, state, federal)
  2. Private Projects: Projects managed by a private entity and/or on private property
  3. Early Adopters: Public or Private projects 10 years or older
  4. Research in GSI: Peer-reviewed, published, and/or presented academic, non-profit, government, or private research on one or more elements of the triple bottom line performance of GSI
  5. Leadership in GSI: An individual whose work has transformed the understanding and/or use of GSI in the Greater Philadelphia region

1: Public Project Finalists
A. Crossroads at Robinson Green
Client: Rowan University, Facilities Planning Department
Project Team: SALT Design Studio, Edgewater Design, Marathon Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc., WJ Gross Inc.

B. Jenkintown Creek Restoration
Client: Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership
Project Team: AKRF, Cerulean, NAM Planning and Design, ThinkGreen, LLC., Ruppert Landscape, NativeScapes, Villanova University, Temple University

C. John H. Taggart Elementary Schoolyard Improvement Project
Client: School District of Philadelphia
Project Team: Trust for Public Land, TEND Landscapes, Rockport Construction, Philadelphia Water Department

2: Private Project Finalists
A. Cira Green
Client: Brandywine Realty Trust
Project Team: Roofmeadow, Erdy McHenry Architecture, Pennoni, Tim Haahs & Associates, EDA Associates, Hunter Roberts Construction Group, Sean’s Landscaping

B. Frankford Friends Nature Learning Lab
Client: Frankford Friends School
Project Team: ThinkGreen, LLC, Meliora Design

C. Shoemaker Green at the University of Pennsylvania
Client: University of Pennsylvania
Project Team: Andropogon Associates, Meliora Design, Stantec, Keast and Hood, Tillett Lighting and Design, International Consultants, Inc., Irrigation Consulting, Inc., Craul Land Scientists, P. Agnes, University of Pennsylvania.

3: Early Adopter Winner
Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP) Bio-Infiltration Traffic Island
Client: Villanova University
Project Team: Villanova University

4: Research in GSI Winner
Philadelphia Water Department’s Green City, Clean Waters Monitoring Program
Lead Research Institution: Philadelphia Water Department

5: Leadership in GSI Winner
Andrew Kricun, P.E., BCEE
Title: Executive Director and Chief Engineer
Organization: Camden County Municipal Utility Authority (CCMUA)

The evening will open with a poster reception, where guests can view project posters of the finalists, mingle with the region’s industry professionals, developers and property owners, government and non-profit institutions, and academics; and enjoy seasonal fare and drinks from La Peg. 

During the Ceremony, we’ll hear from our keynote speaker, Michael DiBeradinis, Managing Director for the City Philadelphia, and present the winners of each category with an award. We’ll conclude the evening with more food and libations.

We will be sharing more information over the next several weeks as about each of the finalists, winners, keynote speaker and more.

Click here to read about 2016’s winners.

Click here to view the photo album of 2016’s Ceremony.

Please contact Anna Shipp, Manager of the 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. 107

About the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) is a non-profit membership organization working to build a thriving, local, and sustainable economy in the Greater Philadelphia region though advocacy, relationship-building, and education.  SBN’s members are locally-owned businesses committed to doing well through environmentally and/or socially-focused enterprises.  Through their products, services, and/or internal practices, SBN’s members exemplify how business can be a force for good.

About the Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners
The GSI Partners, a signature program of SBN, is a growing network of local businesses in the green stormwater infrastructure space, from engineers, landscape architects, and green roof companies, to contractors, maintenance firms, and material suppliers. Through advocacy, relationship-building, and education, we are working to advance the local GSI industry and GSI innovation, thereby amplifying the triple bottom line impact of Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters plan.  Our efforts are focused on facilitating and incentivizing GSI as much as possible and ensuring that as much of the public and private investments being catalyzed by the plan remain as local as possible.

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