Illinois Sustainable Technology Center - University of Illinois

Frequently Asked Questions

Every year, we find our applicants asking a number of questions dealing with everything from the application itself to the actual award ceremony. We've put together a list of those we hear most often, along with our usual answers. Our list is by no means comprehensive, so if you don't see your concerns addressed below, please don't hesitate to call or e-mail us.

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The Awards We Present

What is a Governor's Sustainability Award?

The Governor's Award is given to companies and organizations that implement techniques or technologies that reduce or eliminate pollutants, toxicity and other environmental impacts, including the amount of and/or toxicity of pollutants that would have otherwise been released into the environment. Sustainability includes processes such as raw material and solvent substitution, preventive maintenance programs, beneficial reuse of by-products, waste reduction and recycling, employee engagement efforts, and comprehensive environmental management systems or governing policies. Any sustainable activity, program or technology your organization has implemented prior to December 31, 2013, can be included in your application.

What is the Honorable Mention Awards?

Applicants may be recognized in the Honorable Mention category for significant efforts in sustainability as noted above, based on their final score and ranking of applications in the current year.

Applications are evaluated by technical assistance engineers (evaluation committee) and a scoring mechanism and ranking process takes place based on the Evaluation Criteria. The ranking and scoring metrics are then further reviewed by the evaluation committee to assure that an applicant's scoring value correctly reflects their sustainability achievements. The scoring metrics are a guide for determining the highest ranking applicants who are then considered for the Sustainability Award. A site visit may take place to confirm that an applicant merits recognition.

Applicants who have accomplished significant sustainability efforts but fall below the ranking threshold are then awarded Honorable Mention. The Honorable Mention is still considered a significant achievement, as there may be applicants who are not awarded recognition.

What is a Governor's Continuous Improvement Award?

ISTC is no longer presenting the Continuous Improvement Award. Please visit the Continuous Improvement Award page for more information.

What is the Illinois Sustainable Technology Award?

ISTC is no longer presenting a Sustainable Technology Award. Please visit the Illinois Sustainable Technology Awards page for more information.


The Application Process

When is my application due?

Your application is due Register for the Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards Ceremony and recognition of the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact Schools (combined program) - Illinois Sustainable Technology Center - University of Illinois

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