The conference is pleased to host the Best Practice Awards to showcase and celebrate the hard work, innovations and achievements of our campuses. Best Practice Awards will be given in seven categories: energy, sustainability, physical plant, design, construction, student achievement and environmental health and safety.
The Best Practice Awards Committee and its subject experts will select the winner in each category. The grand prize winner amongst the seven category winners will be selected by registered conference attendees via a preconference vote. The grand prize winner will be announced at the conference dinner, Monday, October 29, where an awards presentation for all category winners will be held.
The grand prize winning campus will be honored with a perpetual trophy to hold for two years, a customized gift to remain with the campus, and a $5,000 award to use towards a sustainability or collaborative capital project on-campus. The $5,000 gift is made possible through the strong support of conference sponsorships in 2016.
Projects in this category demonstrate outstanding architectural and engineering achievements influenced by innovation, collaboration, and value creation. Using the Best Practices criteria listed below, submit a narrative in support of this criteria. Project must have been completed between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018.
Please direct questions to the Architecture and Engineering Committee Chair:
Director for Planning, Design and Construction
Cal State Los Angeles
This category is for best practices in construction delivery. When submitting a nomination, make clear the specific innovations introduced by the project that led to improved outcomes and that are replicable at other campuses, in areas such as:
Project must have been completed between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018.
Please direct questions to the Construction Delivery Committee Chair:
Director of Construction
San Diego State
Projects in this category should demonstrate a campus’ commitment to reducing grid-based energy consumption through a system retrofit or replacement and set forth best practices in operation and cooperation with campus faculty, staff and students. The project should demonstrate applicability to other CSU campuses by virtue of achievable budget and scope as well as acknowledgement of resource constraints. Evaluators will be especially interested in projects that are unique in scope, utilize innovative technology, or employ existing technology in new and pioneering ways. Project must be completed between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018.
Please direct questions to the Energy Retrofit Committee Chair:
Central Plant Operations Manager
CSU Dominguez Hills
Programs and projects in this category exemplify best practices in enhancing environmental health and safety (EH&S) awareness, preventative activities and overall performance. The program will have an ongoing positive impact on the health and well-being of Facilities employees and/or others in the campus community. Programs will demonstrate measurable improvement results over time (i.e., increased EH&S-related activities, reduction of injuries, incidents, accidents, improved safety survey results, reduced risk of environmental pollution, increased EH&S communications to campus community and leadership support). The improvement solves a common or significant EH&S issue for any university department or work group and is a model that may be replicated on other campuses. The program reflects a collaborative effort between two or more divisions, departments across campus, and/or non-university partners (i.e., contractors, vendors). Project must be completed between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018.
Please direct questions to the Environmental Health and Safety Chair:
This category recognizes campus achievement in Facilities Operations that is innovative, ground-breaking, or creatively different to realize new results. The submittal can be an innovative project, efficiency change, process or policy change, or technological change that was implemented, constructed, performed, or enhanced by Facilities Operations. Innovations can be in any department within the scope of influence of Facilities Operations. Project must be completed between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018.
Please direct questions to the Facilities/Physical Plant Operations Committee Chair:
Floyd Dudley II
Director, Facility Services
CSU San Marcos
This category highlights projects that are student-based and student-driven. The project is innovative, uses technology in a unique way, and can be replicated on other campuses. Additionally, the project integrates sustainable practices to enhance the physical campus environment. In the process of developing the project, students are exposed to real-world applications through their interaction with planning, design, and construction professionals and Facilities Operations staff on the campus. Project must be completed between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018.
Note: Student projects shall be nominated by campus faculty or staff, but must be both student- based and -driven.
Please direct questions to the Student Achievement in the Physical Environment Committee Chair:
Director, Facility Operations
Projects in this category exemplify best practices in promoting and developing sustainability through stakeholder collaboration, business integration, or technical innovation within the areas of academic curriculum, facilities management, and/or student activities. The project will demonstrate reduced negative environmental impact with a positive enhancement to the health and/or socioeconomic equity of the campus community. Project must have been completed between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018.
Please direct questions to the Sustainability Committee Chair:
Chi Kwan Fong
Cal Poly Pomona