There are several awards in Canada, the USA and Europe that focus on brownfields
and related topics. In Canada one in particular, the CUI
Brownie Awards, has had a great impact with developers, municipalities,
consultants and the brownfield industry as a whole and is now well established
as an industry standard for recognizing excellence in brownfields redevelopment.
CUI Brownie Awards
The Canadian Urban Institute's annual Brownie Awards program recognizes leadership, innovation and environmental sustainability in brownfields redevelopment across Canada. Working with key industry and professional organizations, the Canadian Urban Institute presents its awards at the annual Canadian Brownfields Conference, held in the fall of each year, hosted by the CUI and the CBN. Read about the CUI Brownie Awards. The CUI Brownie Awards program is supported financially by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
2011 Brownie Awards
2011 Brownie Awards Winners (pdf)
2010 Brownie Awards
2010 Brownie Awards Finalists and Winners
2009 Brownie Awards
2009 Brownie Awards Finalists and Winners
2001-2008 Brownie Awards
2001-2008 Brownie Awards Finalists and Winners
Real Property Institute of Canada Federal Contaminated Sites Awards
The Federal Contaminated Sites Awards are presented every other year in recognition of groups or individuals who have made a significant contribution to the federal contaminated sites community in the areas of technical innovation, sustainability, skills development and service excellence. The awards are presented every other year at the RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites National Workshop.
Brownfield Briefing Remediation Awards
The Brownfield Briefing Remediation Awards recognise best practice in remediation and use of remediation technology throughout the UK.
Organised by Brownfield Briefing and Newzeye, the Awards are divided into categories that include the different remediation techniques; most innovative remediation method; and most sustainable remediation project.
The Awards are held in conjunction with the Brownfield Briefing annual "Contaminated Land and Remediation" conference.
The Phoenix Awards were created in 1997 to honour the groups that develop significant brownfields sites across the USA. They seek to recognize innovative yet practical remediation projects, which bring blighted, old commercial and industrial sites back to productive use. The Phoenix Awards are run by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and are presented at the annual US EPA Brownfields Conference run by ICMA. http://www.phoenixawards.org
The GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence
The Globe Awards are presented to Canadian and International organizations for their demonstration of excellence in environmental fields. In 2004, a new category to the GLOBE Award was created for Excellence in Brownfield Redevelopment. This national award, sponsored by the GLOBE Foundation and The Globe & Mail, is be presented to a local government or private sector company or consortium that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in transforming a brownfield site into a thriving, revitalized community or business area. The Globe Awards are presented biannually at the GLOBE conference in British Columbia and intermittent years at the ECCO conference in Toronto. Read about the GLOBE Awards.
U.S. EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement
Through the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeks to recognize and support public entities (from cities to state governments and the many types of public entities in-between) that promote and achieve smart growth, while at the same time bringing about direct and indirect environmental benefits. Read about the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement.
- 2008 US EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Winners
- 2006 US EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Winners
- 2005 US EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Winners
- 2004 US EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Winners
- 2003 US EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Winners
- 2002 US EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Winners
FCM–CH2M HILL Sustainable Community Awards
FCM and CH2M HILL offer national recognition for projects that demonstrate
environmental responsibility and excellence.
Across Canada, municipal governments are implementing innovative projects that contribute to sustainable community development. Truly sustainable projects take a holistic, integrated approach, where economic, social and environmental factors are inextricably linked.
Sustainable communities can take many forms: large or small, urban or rural, central or remote. Their paths to sustainability are equally varied. Best practices in sustainable community development are celebrated each year with the FCM-CH2M HILL Sustainable Community Awards, which was established in 2000.
Visit the Winners’
Database and search past winners, including printable summaries and video
clips, watch the 2008 Awards Video, and learn more about the Awards categories
For more information visit http://www.sustainablecommunities.fcm.ca/FCM-Sustainable-Community-Awards/
Brownfield Renewal Awards
Brownfield Renewal magazine is now accepting nominations for 2012! The Brownfield Renewal Magazine's Renewal Awards' nominations will culminate in the selection of three esteemed winners in November. Awards will then be presented to projects that represent the gold standard of development across three distinct industry spheres of influence. The three categories are Environmental impacts, Economic impacts, and Social impacts.
Any individual, group, company, organization, government body or agency
is eligible to submit an application. These projects can encompass Private
enterprise, Public facilities, Industrial reuse of a brownfields site, or
For more information, visit http://www.brownfieldrenewal.com/renewal-awards.html.