Built Environment Awards


WHAT ARE THE GREEN APPLE AWARDS?

The Green Apple Environment Awards were established in 1994 as an annual campaign to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world.
The Green Apple Awards scheme was one of the first to be accredited by the RSA as an official feeder scheme into the European Business Awards for the Environment, and is still one of only a handful of accredited campaigns.

Previous Green Apple Award winners have gone on to win European awards, and many have taken on the status of Green World Ambassadors by helping others around the world to help the environment.

WHO CAN ENTER?
Entries are invited from any company, council or organisation that is making a positive contribution to the built environment or our architectural heritage.
There are categories in both the Private and Public Sectors, with entries accepted from builders, developers, construction companies, civil engineers, architects, local authorities, housing associations, surveyors, building trades, traditional skills, material and service suppliers, wastes management companies – anyone involved in the building and construction industries.
Acceptable projects include new build, improvements, conversions, residential, restoration, commercial, streetscape, structures – everything from a flat to a castle!

DEADLINES FOR ENTRIES:

FREE EARLYBIRD ENTRIES CLOSE JANUARY 31
LAST MINUTE ENTRIES CLOSE FEBRUARY 28 (£100 + vat)
LATE ENTRIES CLOSE MARCH 31 (£150 + vat)

 

WHAT YOU CAN WINModern Builder Magazine logo
• We will be presenting Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies in
each category and the highest scorers will be announced
as Green Champions.

• Winners will be invited to the prize giving ceremony
and presented with a personalised Green Apple trophy
and Certificate.

• You will also be given a draft press release to publicise your success,
and free use of the Green Apple Winner logo. Just Google ‘Green Apple
Environment Awards’ to see the acres of media coverage devoted to our winners.

• You will have the chance to represent your country in the European Business Awards
for the Environment.

• You will also have the opportunity to become a Green World Ambassador.
We present Green World Ambassador insignia at an additional ceremony
in the House of Commons and they are awarded to winners who ‘help others to help
the environment’. You can help others by having your winning paper published in
The Green Book, the world’s only annual work of reference on environmental best
practice. We distribute this all over the UK and around the world – free of charge to
reference libraries, universities, the media, etc.

The organisation with the highest overall score across all  UK Green Apple Awards sectors will win a free holiday – a week for two in AquaCity, Slovakia, voted the world’s greenest resort in the World Travel Awards.

www.aquacityresort.com

HOW TO ENTER
Simply complete the entry form and use up to 1,000 words to go into more detail on why you should win a Green Apple Award. Supporting information is acceptable, but judges will penalise
anyone sending more than absolutely necessary. You can enter here on line OR download the Entry Form and email it to mark@thegreenappleawards.info OR post it to

Green Apple Awards,
The Mill House,
Mill Lane, Earls Barton,
Northampton NN6 0NR.

TIMETABLE
Judging April
Acknowledgement/judging notification by April 30
Presentation ceremony – Monday, June 26 at The Houses of Parliament, London.

HOW MANY ENTRIES CAN WE SUBMIT?
Every company, council or organisation is entitled to a free entry in one category. Any project can be entered in more than one category, and additional projects/entries are accepted from any organisation upon payment of the Additional Entry Fee of £100 + VAT each.

Entries are accepted until February 28, 2017 with an Entry Fee of £100 + VAT each.
Entries are accepted until March 31 and after upon payment of the Late Entry Fee of £150 + VAT each.

WHO RUNS THE GREEN APPLE AWARDS?
The Green Apple Awards are run by The Green Organisation – an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting
environmental best practice around the world.

THE AIMS OF THE GREEN APPLE AWARDS
• To improve environmental performance
• Encourage the efficient use of resources.
• Enhance the competitiveness of organisations.
• To support the wider goals of sustainable development, including social benefits through community and staff involvement.
• To help Green Apple Award winners to benefit from their environmental endeavours.

Free Entries close January 31, every year
Paid-for late entries accepted after February 1 to March 31, every year.


Green Apple Awards for Built Environment

  • SECTION 1

  • SECTION 2

  • SECTION 3

  • SECTION 4

  • SECTION 5

  • SECTION 6

  • WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR
    OUR JUDGES ARE TOTALLY INDEPENDENT. THEY ARE SELECTED BECAUSE OF THEIR APPROPRIATE ENVIRONMENTAL AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE, THEIR PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUNDS AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE. THE JUDGES CAN AWARD UP TO 12 POINTS ON EACH OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA. THEY ALSO HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO AWARD UP TO 12 ADDITIONAL BONUS POINTS FOR ENTRIES THEY BELIEVE HAVE PARTICULAR MERIT. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE ABLE TO ‘TICK ALL THE BOXES’ TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY.
    USING NO MORE THAN 1,000 WORDS IN TOTAL (AND WITHOUT CROSS-REFERENCE TO ANCILLARY MATERIAL) PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING EIGHT QUESTIONS.

    1. ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFIT: DOES THE ENTRY CLEARLY IDENTIFY CLEAR ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFIT?
    2. INNOVATION: DOES THE ENTRY DEMONSTRATE NEW/NOVEL SOLUTIONS TO EXISTING PROBLEMS?
    3. COMMITMENT TO ACHIEVE BY SENIOR PERSONNEL INVOLVED: HAVE MANAGEMENT / STAFF DEMONSTRATED THEIR COMMITMENT?
    4. SOCIAL BENEFIT: HAVE COMMUNITIES OR AREAS BENEFITED?
    5. ECONOMIC BENEFIT: HAVE REDUCTIONS OR SAVINGS BEEN ACHIEVED?
    6. QUANTITATIVE EVIDENCE OF IMPACT: ARE THE THEORIES SUPPORTED BY MEASURABLE IMPROVEMENTS?
    7. FUTURE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT PLANS: HOW DO YOU INTEND TO MOVE FORWARD?
    8. POSSIBLE ADOPTION BY OTHERS: CAN OTHERS REPLICATE THE PROCEDURES?
    • BONUS: AN OPTIONAL MARK TO BE AWARDED ONLY IF ANY PARTICULAR ASPECT OR THE OVERALL ACHIEVEMENT DESERVES SPECIAL RECOGNITION.

    PLEASE COVER THE FOLLOWING ASPECTS OF YOUR PROJECT, AS THESE WILL FORM THE BASIS OF ASSESSMENT BY THE JUDGES
    WHAT DID THE PROJECT INVOLVE DOING?
    WHY DID YOU DO IT?
    WHAT DID IT COST AND WHERE DID THE MONEY COME FROM?
    IF QUANTIFIABLE, WHAT DID THE PROJECT ACHIEVE IN TERMS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND/OR EQUITY?
    WHO AND WHAT BENEFITED?
    LONGER TERM BENEFITS?
    WAS THERE ANYTHING INNOVATIVE ABOUT THE PROJECT?
    CAN OTHER ORGANISATIONS/COMMUNITIES BENEFIT FROM IMPLEMENTING YOUR METHODS?
    WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM THE PROJECT AND ARE YOU PLANNING ANY FURTHER DEVELOPMENT?
    PLEASE ALSO BE SURE TO PROVIDE DETAILS OF ANY RELEVANT ACCREDITATION OR AWARDS GAINED.

    STATE IF ANY ENFORCEMENT ACTION HAS EVER BEEN TAKEN AGAINST THE ORGANISATION, TOGETHER WITH ANY MEASURES ADOPTED TO PREVENT THIS HAPPENING AGAIN.
    EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT OR SUBSTANTIATE CLAIMS IS ALWAYS USEFUL

  • ALL PHOTOGRAPHS AND SUPPORTING MATERIAL SHOULD BE EMAILED TO:
    karl@thegreenorganisation.info

  • THE GREEN APPLE AWARDS ADOPT THE BRUNTLAND REPORT DEFINITION OF ‘SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT’ – “THAT IT MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE PRESENT WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE ABILITY OF FUTURE GENERATIONS TO MEET THEIR OWN NEEDS.”

  • PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE SHOWN THE 'THANK YOU' CONFIRMATION PAGE AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR FORM.
    IF YOU DO NOT SEE THIS PAGE AFTER YOU HAVE CLICKED THE SUBMIT BUTTON PLEASE EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO: karl@thegreenorganisation.info
    OR CALL: 01604 810507

 

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