Nominations for the 2013 Brownfield Renewal Awards are now being accepted. The five categories are:
Browfields for Energy/Brownfield to "Brightfield"
The Renewal Awards selection process - carried out by an independent panel of judges - is supremely democratic, as any individual, group, company, organization, government body or agency is eligible to submit an application. These projects can encompass:
Industrial reuse of a brownfields site
We invite you to provide input on the characteristics that made your project so impactful, so difference-making. For your convenience, we've compiled a host of questions within each of the five categories. The insights you provide will duly assist us in selecting the Renewal Award winners. In order to be considered for a Brownfield Renewal Award, the brownfield redevelopment project MUST be completed by the date the application is submitted. We welcome your participation!
The deadline to submit nominations is 5:00 PM CST, Friday, June 28, 2013.
Please enter your name and contact information so we can contact you, if needed, regarding this nomination.
The 2012 Renewal Award Winners
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Brownfield Renewal Awards! Thank you to everyone who submitted applications to our Brownfield Renewal Awards program and to all the judges who put so much time and effort into making our Renewal Awards Program such a success.
The Community Development Authority of the City of Neenah, Wisconsin working with Stantec Consulting Services and other community partners turned a shuttered paper mill into commercial success, reclaiming valuable waterfront and generating new property tax revenues for this city of 25,000.
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The design intent is to create a memorable and flexible place for this growing, arts-based non-profit that embodies their mission, engages the site’s unique existing structures, utilizes the best sustainable practices possible . READ MORE »
The overall goal of the project was to transform a former industrial waste landfill site into the home of a green energy manufacturer, Ventower Industries, which is a full-service fabricator and supplier of industrial scale wind turbine towers. READ MORE »
The project has taken the municipal landfill and put 2 megawatts of solar panels on top of the cap to supply the Town of Greenfield MA with 40% of its required electric power at a savings of $200,000 per year. READ MORE »
The board of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh voted unanimously in May to adopt a new Tax Increment Finance District for the remaining undeveloped portions of Summerset at Frick Park, the 238-acre brownfield redevelopment in the city’s East End.
The city of Council Bluffs, Ia., is expected to land $166,500 for Brownfields property assessment that would be used for cleanup and reuse of its mid-city corridor, EPA Region 7 announced in late April.
NorthPoint Development, a growing player in local industrial real estate and development, wants to attract new manufacturing opportunities to the 80-acre site of the old General Motors Fairfax plant that was demolished in 1987.
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With nearly 30 years of professional consulting experience, Miles Bolton leads Apex in tackling some of the toughest brownfield redevelopment and engineering projects in the nation. Safety, innovation, efficiency and customer satisfaction are the words that describe Bolton’s project focus, and what drives Apex to provide clients with the highest quality services in the most cost-effective manner.
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