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USG NACDA Sustainability Award
The USG NACDA Sustainability Award has been created to award and recognize best practices by NACDA member institutions across all divisions in the building and refurbishment of athletic facilities.

Nomination Criteria

  • Nominee institutions must be a current, paid NACDA member to qualify
  • Nominees can include team members who are directly or indirectly associated with athletic facilities
  • Nominees can be from any NACDA member institution across all divisions
  • The nomination form (click here) must be completed in its entirety
  • To be considered, the renovation or new construction of an athletics facility should have taken place any time after Jan. 1, 2014 and on track to open by May 1, 2016
  • Applications will be judged based on the following criteria:
    • Demonstrated innovation and initiative in implementing sustainable building practices
    • Best practices in energy efficiency and control, resource application and management, water efficiency, the use of sustainable materials in design and construction, facility flexibility and use of existing environment
      • Possible program examples include: energy efficiency, water usage minimization, greenhouse gas emission abatement, pollution prevention (noise, water, air, soil and light), waste avoidance (recycling), biodiversity, reduced natural resource consumption, indoor environmental quality (productive and healthy environments), building management systems (control systems for HVAC)

Applications should be sent to directly to Kara Ditzel in the NACDA office via email at kditzel@nacda.com by Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Nomination Form - Any questions regarding this form can be directed to Rik Master, senior manager of sustainability at USG via email at rmaster@usg.com

Selection Committee

Press Releases
June 29, 2016 - Arizona State University Announced as 2016 USG NACDA Sustainability Award Winner
June 13, 2016
- NACDA and USG Announce Finalists for 2016 Sustainability Award
February 22, 2016
- NACDA and USG Now Accepting Nominations for Second Annual Sustainability Award
August 3, 2015
- University of Washington Announced as Winner of Inaugural USG NACDA Sustainability Award
June 14, 2015 - NACDA and USG Announce Finalists for 2015 Sustainability Award
May 10, 2015 - USG and NACDA Collect Nominations for Sustainability Award
April 13, 2015 - NACDA and USG Partner to Present the USG NACDA Sustainability Award
April 8, 2015 - NACDA Announces Partnership with USG