2012 Awards Categories

Award Categories 2012

ENGAGEMENT AWARDS:

Recognize landlord and tenant participation within buildings. These awards are based on the percentage of tenant space registered for the Race to Reduce (Gross Leasable Area (GLA)).

Awarded to top 30% of buildings with the greatest percentage of tenants signed up to the Race, in each of the following building size categories:

Under 100,000 SF
100,000 – 249,999 SF
250,000 – 499,999 SF
500,000 – 999,999 SF
Over 1,000,000 SF
Single-tenant buildings (all buildings receive awards provided that tenant is registered in the Race to Reduce)
A Certificate of Engagement will be given to all participants.

Eligibility Requirements:

Building landlord and tenant representatives must register and submit their GLA on the Race to Reduce website to confirm their participation.

Buildings and tenants that have registered in previous years are not required to re-register each year.

Tenants must complete a separate registration for each building in which they occupy space.Deadline:

Deadline:

Building and tenants must be registered in the Race to Reduce by 5 pm on September 28, 2012.

 

ACTION AND INNOVATION AWARDS:

These awards recognize registered Race to Reduce participants who have demonstrated leadership and superior commitment to energy reduction or efficiency through their actions and/or through innovative excellence. Innovation examples include new ideas, methods, behaviours, plans, collaborations and actions.

One (1) Action and Innovation award will be awarded to each of the following:

  • A building team
  • A landlord
  • A tenant

Eligibility Requirements:

Race to Reduce participants must be registered as participants in the Race on or before 5 pm on September 28, 2012.

Registered participants must be located in the Toronto region (City of Toronto, Halton/Hamilton, Peel, York, Durham).

Building Team: Building team is defined as a landlord and at least one tenant who are registered in the Race to Reduce website.
Landlord: May submit an application for an action or innovation at either a single building or across their Toronto region portfolio
Tenant: May submit an application for an action or innovation in either a single/multiple locations or across their Toronto region portfolio

Other considerations:

Participants may submit multiple applications but are eligible to win only one (1) Action & Innovation award
Winners from the previous year (landlord, tenant, or building team) are not eligible for the Action & Innovation award for work undertaken at the same site. However, a winning organization from the previous year may apply for work undertaken at a different site
Organizations from 2010 winning Building Teams may reapply provided that the teams have a different composition of team members (organizations)
Only submissions received for initiatives that started, ended or were active in 2011 will be considered

Application Deadline

The application form must be submitted to Tiffany Vong at tiffany.vong@civicaction.ca by 5 pm on October 12, 2012.

BUILDING PERFORMANCE AWARDS:

Recognize energy reduction within a building under 300,000SF and within a building 300,000SF and over. For each of the two tiers, there will be two performance awards:

Lowest Energy Use (based on Portfolio Managers Energy Performance Rating on a scale of 1-100)
Greatest Reduction in energy use from 2010 to 2011

Eligibility Requirements:

The building must be registered in the Race to Reduce.

Buildings that have registered in previous years are not required to re-register each year.

Building landlord must submit 2010 and 2011 data to Portfolio Manager, and share the data with the Race to Reduce account.

Resources:

Deadline:

2010 and 2011 building data must be submitted to Portfolio Manager and shared with the Race to Reduce account by 5 pm on September 28, 2012.