Environmental Project

Applications for the 2019 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards will be available in September 2018.

This category is intended to recognize activities or processes initiated by a facility or organization within the past five years that are directed at a single goal - to reduce waste and pollution or otherwise improve the environment beyond what is required by regulation.

Judging Criteria for the Environmental Project Category:

Applicants should address each of the following criteria, making sure to include complete and concise answers that are responsive to the application questions.

  • Environmental and Economic Results: [50 points maximum]
  • Technical Value and Transferability: [20 points maximum]
  • Originality and Innovativeness: [20 points]
  • Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness: [10 points]


  • All environmental projects must have been developed and completed within Virginia to be eligible for this award.
  • At the time an application is submitted, the environmental project must have been in operation or have been completed for at least one full year. In lieu of this requirement, a project must demonstrate that it is already successfully and positively contributing to the Commonwealth's environmental protection and conservation efforts.
  • Each applicant must have a record of sustained compliance.
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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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