2018 Fulcrum Awards

Raising Consciousness,
Tipping the Balance

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Southface launched the Fulcrum Awards to recognize excellence in the design, construction, planning and advocacy communities. The Fulcrum Awards honors groundbreaking work that is reimagining a resilient future.

The 2018 Fulcrum Awards honors the industry trailblazers who advance the Southface vision Statement: a regenerative economy, responsible resources use, social equity and a healthy built environment for all - the ultimate roadmap to an equitable, resilient and vibrant future.

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CRITERIA

Fulcrum Award applications are now closed for Greenprints 2018.

Submissions that demonstrate excellence in following categories will be recognized for their foundational contributions to a sustainable future:

Regenerative Economy:

Highlights leadership in developing market forces that cultivate natural and human resources rather than consume them

  • Converting waste streams into resource streams
  • Education for the workforce or children
  • Offering innovative approaches to integrating the built environment with natural ecosystems (e.g. campus design or watershed management plan)

Responsible Resource Use:

Innovative and market transforming efforts to creatively use and/or reduce material and resource use in the design, construction and operation of the built environment

  • Water use and reclamation (e.g. soil and erosion control designs)
  • Clean energy production and load reduction

Social Equity through a Healthy Built Environment for All:

Challenging the market to consider health in building design, finished, materials and systems

  • Community engagement processes that address the potential health and wellness of communities (e.g. site development or watershed plans)
  • Positive examples of adaptive reuse projects that benefit a community (e,g. brownfield redevelopment, habitat restoration)
  • Business practices or employment strategies benefitting neighborhoods
  • Green infrastructure initiatives that preserve habitat, reduce flooding or create new public greenspace (e.g. waste infrastructure or watershed planning)
  • Improving access to education, food or other basic needs (e.g. neighborhood rehabilitation or community planning efforts)

JURY

A panel of noteworthy jurors will evaluate and select submissions based on the criteria and descriptions below. Each juror has demonstrated a deep commitment to the Southface vision statement as well as a strong capacity to understand holistic perspectives on sustainability. Jurors were chosen because of their depth of knowledge in their respective industries. They represent a multitude of sectors that are all vital to the accomplishment of the Southface vision.

BRIAN COURT <br> Partner <br> AIA
BRIAN COURT
Partner
AIA
SUSAN KIDD <br> Director of Sustainability <br> Agnes Scott College
SUSAN KIDD
Director of Sustainability
Agnes Scott College
ODETTA MACLEISH-WHITE <br> Managing Director <br> Transformation Alliance
ODETTA MACLEISH-WHITE
Managing Director
Transformation Alliance
BETH PARSONS <br> Program Manager <br> Tennessee Valley Authority
BETH PARSONS
Program Manager
Tennessee Valley Authority
ANTHONY RAVITZ <br> Real Estate & Workplace Services <br> Google
ANTHONY RAVITZ
Real Estate & Workplace Services
Google
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SHANE TOTTEN Director
Research + Innovation
NIKKI WALKER <br> Regional Technical Manager <br> The Coca-Cola Company
NIKKI WALKER
Regional Technical Manager
The Coca-Cola Company
KATHARINE WILKINSON <br> Senior Writer <br> Project Drawdown
KATHARINE WILKINSON
Senior Writer
Project Drawdown

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