Environmental Star of Excellence Business Awards

ECA 2017

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Environmental Community Awards Celebration


The annual Environmental Community Awards Celebration recognizes outstanding environmental leadership and achievement by honoring businesses, non-profits, schools, and individuals with the Environmental Star of Excellence (ESOE) award. 

Environmental Star of Excellence Business Awards


The Environmental Star of Excellence (ESOE) Business Awards are designed to recognize businesses and properties that demonstrate outstanding environmental leadership and achievement within the Plano community. The ESOE Business Awards support businesses and properties that approach sustainability through decision-making which integrates environmental and social concerns into business and economic decisions.

Businesses may apply for the ESOE Business Awards in one of five categories. Applications must focus on new or on-going projects with new elements or ideas completed between May 2016 and May 2017.

Environmental Commitment – Recognizes a company’s commitment in implementing an environmental initiative that goes beyond impacting its immediate organization

Green Building – Recognizes a building or facility that incorporates significant sustainable features or a construction or demolition project resulting in a high diversion rate

Small Business – Recognizes a company with 25 or less full-time employees which exhibits sustainable practices

Multi-Family – Recognizes a multi-family property which offers environmentally friendly options to residents

Green Business Certified – Recognizes a business certified by the City of Plano that has a commitment to our community and environment

Deadline for submitting applications is August 1, 2017.

2016 ECA Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Environmental Star of Excellence Awards. These businesses were honored Sept. 14 during the annual Environmental Community Awards luncheon.

  • Green Building: DPR Construction

    Achieved over $2,500 savings by recycling/reuse of construction debris in INTUIT's second floor remodel project.
  • Small Business: Weeks Law Firm

    Realized $4,000 annual savings in paper purchasing by providing client documents on external memory sticks.
  • Emerald Award: Hirsch's Specialty Meats

    Operates with sustainability in mind--green power, organic recycling, LED lighting, employee education and promotes green advocacy.
  • Environmental Commitment: CAMBRiA hotel & suites

    Makes the most of a rooftop solar array panel, two Tesla electric car charging stations, organic recycling and green hospitality.
  • Multi-family: AMLI West Plano

    Offers their residents upscale energy-saving appliances, native and adaptive plant landscaping, a true nonsmoking environment and walkability.
  • Green Business Certified (GBC): Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More

    Uses an eco-friendly, water-based dye for imprinting and has a waste-ink recapture system, LED lighting and recycled-content flooring.