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Excellence in GSI Awards

Celebrating the triple bottom line in action.

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

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

2020 Event Information

2020 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony
Thursday, April 23rd
6:00 – 9:00pm
FringeArts
140 North Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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

Public Projects

Built projects managed in large part by a public agency and/or on public property (municipal, state, federal)

Private Projects

Built projects managed in large part by private entity and/or on private property

Innovation

Processes, programs or technology that break new ground, by applying information, ingenuity, and initiative to significantly advance GSI’s impact

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

2019 Finalists

We are proud to announce the 2019 Excellence in GSI Awards Finalists:

Public Projects

Chester Arthur Schoolyard,
SALT Design Studio

Panati Playground,
Gilmore & Associates, Inc.

Andorra Creek Floodplain Restoration Project,
T&M Associates

Private Projects

Nature’s Sanctuary,
West Laurel Hill Cemetery

Drexel’s Perelman & Korman Quad,
Meliora Design

Innovation Projects

the Community Academy of Philadelphia,
ISS

The Kelly Green Project,
Asarum LandDesign

Innovation Technology

WikiWatershed,
Stroud Water Research Center

Climate-Smart Cities,
Trust for Public Land

Green Infrastructure Living Laboratory,
PWD/Drexel University


2019 Winners

We are proud to announce the 2019 Excellence in GSI Awards Winners

Public Projects

SALT Design Studio, the Chester Arthur Schoolyard. SALT Design Studio, commissioned by Friends of Chester Arthur (FoCA), strategically and beautifully implemented green stormwater infrastructure in the school’s playground design, addressing sustainability while integrating STEM curriculum into the school’s physical landscape.

Private Projects

West Laurel Hill Cemetery –Private Project; Nature’s Sanctuary. West Laurel Hill Cemetery created a green burial cemetery as part of its on-going sustainability efforts by coordinating communications, reintroducing stratified vegetation and utilizing the cooling effects of evapotranspiration.

Innovation Projects

Asarum LandDesign Group; –The Kelly Green Project. Asarum LandDesign Group transformed John B. Kelly schools grounds from a vacant space to a community gathering space with an emphasis on socially engaged design and community process.

Innovation Technology

Stroud Water Research Center; –WikiWatershed. Stroud Water Research developed the Model My Watershed web-based application to explore human activity on neighborhoods and watersheds, used as both an educational tool as well as a land-use decision tool.


Past Winners

Interested in reading more about Excellence in GSI Awards winners from years past?


Sponsors

Thank you to our Partner Level Sponsor – ACF

Thank you to our Friend Level Sponsors – Azavea & Belgard


Sponsorship Opportunities

Email SBN’s Executive Director Anna Shipp at [email protected].