GE Award for Environmental Design
The Award for Environmental Design gives special recognition to those projects that minimize the use of energy, maximize the use of daylighting, control light pollution, and ensure system durability and maintainability. Previously called the Award for Sustainable Design, this award has been renamed to better reflect its focus on the creation of environmentally-sensitive lighting designs that respect the needs of people while showcasing the latest lighting system and control technologies. Read more
Any project submitted to the GE Edison Awards program may also be considered for an Award for Environmental Design. These designs, while providing high-quality lighting that meets the criteria mentioned in Rules and Eligibility, should also demonstrate effective energy conservation, successfully integrate daylighting, ensure system durability and maintainability, control light pollution, or include other sustainability measures and innovative techniques and technologies that minimize impact on the environment.
The following additional requirements apply for projects being submitted for an Award for Environmental Design:
A separate, 1750-character (maximum, including spaces) project overview describing the challenges, needs and solutions relative to the sustainability aspect of the project.
Additional documentation, such as: energy code compliance forms, ENERGY STAR® building documentation, LEED® certification forms and utility program forms. For projects outside North America: documentation pertaining to building energy codes and relevant data from environmental or sustainable building design programs.
Congratulations to Robert Shook, Maureen Mahr, Jennifer Curtis and Kimberley Corbett-Oates of Schuler Shook (Chicago, Illinois, USA) for winning the 2013 GE Edison Award for lighting City Performance Hall in Dallas, Texas, USA. A personalized Steuben crystal was presented by GE Lighting on June 2, 2014 in Las Vegas, USA.
The entry deadline for the 31st Annual GE Edison Awards was 21 January 2014. Thank you for your entries and your continued support of this program. Stay tuned for details regarding the 2014 GE Edison Awards. Eligible projects will be those completed between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014, and that employ significant use of GE Lighting Products.
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