EQAB Environmental Achievement Recognition Award

The Environmental Quality Advisory Board (EQAB) established the Environmental Achievement Recognition Award in August 2015 to celebrate exemplary environmental achievements, foster partnerships with local businesses and organizations, and stimulate environmental initiatives to enrich the lives of Scottsdale residents.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be located within the City of Scottsdale boundary. (A Scottsdale mailing address is not sufficient.) As applicable, candidates must be licensed in the City of Scottsdale, registered with the State of Arizona, and in good standing with regulatory agencies.
  • All Scottsdale-based entities, i.e., businesses, associations, organizations, government agencies (except City of Scottsdale), are eligible.
  • Self-nomination is encouraged.

Primary Evaluation Criteria

  • Exemplary environmental achievement within EQAB areas of interest, including, but not limited to:

    green building
    solar thermal
    renewable energy
    air quality
    water quality
    waste reduction

    vehicle idling reduction
    drought prevention
    salinity management
    water efficiency
    water conservation
    energy efficiency
    energy conservation
    conservation of resources

    waste to saleable commodity
    waste to energy/cogeneration
    environmental education
    environmental mentoring
    environmental responsibility
    environmental innovation
    environmental leadership
    environmental stewardship

  • advancement of environmental goals and quality of life in Scottsdale
  • number of years of notable achievement
  • promotion of environmental sustainability within the associated business / organization

Nomination and Review Process

  • Candidates shall be nominated by submitting the application below.
  • Applications are due on or before September 30, 2019.
  • EQAB may request additional information.
  • EQAB will evaluate candidates and select recipients.
  • Priority will be given to achievements that have not been recognized previously by the Arizona Manufacturers Council, Arizona or Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Forward or other similar entities.

Recognition Methods

Award recipients will receive formal and public recognition. Methods may include one or more of the following: a letter of recognition, City Council meeting presentation, plaque or other award, and City news release.


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The application consists of two parts. Part 1 is submitted online. Part 2 and supporting information may be submitted via mail, email or hand delivery. The application and all supporting information must be received no later than September 30, 2019.
PART 1 (Part 1 must be completed online. All fields are required.)
Nominator Information
Nominee Information
Contact person
Part 2 and supporting information may be submitted only via mail, email or hand delivery to Tim Conner (contact information on this page). The acceptable format for email submission is a single PDF attachment. A link to download these questions will be provided upon submission of Part 1 below.
Please explain why this business or organization should receive EQAB’s Environmental Achievement Recognition Award by answering the following questions. Narrative or bullet point responses are equally acceptable.
1) Describe the environmental achievement; include quantifiable accomplishments where applicable.
2) Identify how the achievement reflects EQAB’s areas of interest.
3) Provide a timeline of the efforts and accomplishments.
4) Describe how the achievement advances environmental goals and improves quality of life in Scottsdale.
5) Describe how the business / organization promotes environmental sustainability internally.
6) Has the achievement been recognized previously by the Arizona Manufacturers Council, Arizona or Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Forward or other similar entities? If yes, list the recognitions.

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Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Office Of Environmental Initiatives
7447 E. Indian School Road, Suite 125
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
P:  480-312-7080
F:  480-312-7134
Tim Conner
Manager - Environmental Initiatives
Sam Brown
Environmental Planner
Anthony Floyd
Sr. Building Consultant
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Past Recipients

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch (2016)


The Hyatt demonstrates that financial success and environmental stewardship are interrelated and mutually achievable goals. The choices the resort has made were designed, engineered, cost analyzed and then approved by business executives because the return on investment made sense. As Hyatt Regency Scottsdale exemplifies, businesses do not have to choose between the environment and their bottom line.