A big thank you to everyone who helped make the First Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony a success!
On behalf of the Sustainable Business Network, and the GSI Partners, thank you to: All Attendees, Finalists, Winners, our Sponsors and Funders, the Nomination and Selection Committee, Christine Knapp and Chris Crockett, the Roberts Event Group, 12th Street Catering, and WHYY.
The 2016 Winners
2016 Public Project Award: Lea Elementary School Yard
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Client: West Philly Coalition of Neighborhood Schools (WPCNS),
School District of Philadelphia (SDP)
Planning/Design Team: SALT Design Studio, Meliora Design, International Consultants, Inc.
Construction Team: ThinkGreen, LLC Maintenance Team: SDP and WPCNS
Monitoring Team: Philadelphia Water
2016 Private Project Award: Stroud Water Research Center
Location: Avondale, PA
Client: Stroud Water Research Center
Planning/Design Team: Andropogon Associates, BioHabitats,
Bruce E. Brooks & Associates, Meliora Design, M2 Architecture
Construction Team: Nason Construction, ThinkGreen, LLC
Monitoring Team: Stroud Water Research Center
2016 Early Adopter Award:
Morris Arboretum Permeable Parking Lot
Location: 9600 Stenton Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Morris Arboretum, University of Pennsylvania
Planning/Design Team: Andropogon Associates, Cahill Associates
Maintenance Team: Morris Arboretum, University of Pennsylvania
2016 Award for Research: The Impact of GSI Installation on Surrounding Health and Safety
Lead: USDA Forest Service, Northern Field Station
Collaborating Research Institutions:
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Research Team: Michelle Kondo, Ph.D., Charles Branas, Ph.D., Jason Henning, Ph.D., Sarah Low, MS
Study Area: Philadelphia
2016 Award for GSI Leadership: Howard Neukrug
By a unanimous decision, the Excellence in GSI Awards Committee named Howard Neukrug, the former commissioner of Philadelphia Water (PWD), the winner of the 2016 Award for Leadership in GSI.
Neukrug has been a visionary in sustainable water management, spearheading the green stormwater infrastructure movement within Philadelphia, and leading the City to become the national model for green stormwater management that it is today.
If you missed it, here’s the video we showed honoring Howard’s career. Thanks to Philadelphia Water and GreenTreks for sharing it for this special event.
More info on the event coming soon.
Stroud Case Study Featured at April 27th GSI Partners Quarterly Meeting
|The 2016 Private Project Excellence in GSI Award Winner, Stroud Water Research Center, will be our case study at the April 27th Quarterly Meeting. This will be a great opportunity for those wanting to gain a deeper understanding of the process, collaborations, and planning behind this award-winning project.|
GSI Partners Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday April 27, 2016, 8:00am – 10:30am
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