Please use the online form below OR click here for a downloadable PDF form: 〉 Category 1: Sustainable Design Form PDF SHA Application Form: Category 1 SUSTAINABLE DESIGN Note: Property must be completed/operating at time of entry. To apply, please fill in the ten questions below and submit along with any supplemental materials files to: SustainableHotelAwards@HICAPconference.com. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 31 JULY, 2017 1. Entrant InformationPlease provide the following information with your submission (as available/applicable).Hotel NameLocationRoom CountWebsite URL & Other Project URLsPrimary Contact Name for ApplicationContact TitleEmail AddressPhoneHotel OperatorHotel OwnerConsultant(s) Contributing To The Entry AttributesProject Reference Names & Contact for Verification of Information2. OverviewProvide a summary description of the property (as it relates to the initiative), the initiatives/programs for consideration, and why the property should be considered for the Sustainable Design award. (400 words maximum). 3. InnovationDescribe the aspects of the project or property that are most innovative, and least found among peer hotels (200 words maximum, bullet points allowed).4. Hotel Investment AudienceDescribe why the hotel investment audience should be interested in the application (200 words maximum, bullet points allowed).5. TechnologyDescribe the innovative technology utilized in the design of the building, its amenities, FF&E, or related operations (300 words maximum, technical specifications and metrics can be submitted separately in the supplemental material). 6. Natural EnvironmentDescribe how the project has considered the natural environment and property’s layout within the wider landscape to preserve ecosystems and minimize disruption of biodiversity (200 words maximum). 7. Sense of PlaceDescribe how the project has incorporated and integrated design elements within the local community in terms of cultural heritage and traditions to support a sense of place and authentic experience (200 words maximum). 8. Construction & DevelopmentDescribe innovative elements in the building’s construction and development, such as using materials with renewable or circular economy aspects, passive design, biomimicry, permaculture, etc. (300 words maximum, technical specifications and metrics can be submitted separately in the supplemental material). 9. Guest ExperienceDescribe how the design has integrated aesthetics, guest experience, and innovative design with aspects of sustainability and cultural heritage (200 words maximum). 10. UN Sustainable Development Goals AlignmentThe Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a common set of development goals for all communities in every country, to collectively address the world’s most urgent yet solvable problems by 2030. Governments, NGOs, and business are aligning and contextualizing their initiatives with the SDGs, helping identify and measure progress and solutions. Adopted in September 2015, the SDGs replaced the Millennium Development Goals, which were in place for the past decade and a half. Countries started to implement the new framework in January 2016. The majority of large businesses, including most hotel chains, are addressing the SDGs. The HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards also provide the opportunity to relate the hotel industry’s efforts to support the SDGs. Please indicate the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SustainableDevelopmentGoals.un.org) your project relates to and helps support indirectly through its actions (select multiple): SGD1: No Poverty SDG 2: Zero Hunger SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being SDG 4: Quality Education SDG 5: Gender Equality SDG 6: Clean Water & Sanitation SDG 7: Affordable & Clean Energy SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities SDG 11: Sustainable Cities & Consumption SDG 12: Responsible Consumption & Production SDG 13: Climate Action SDG 14: Life Below Water SDG 15: Life on Land SDG 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals Hotel Owners for TomorrowHotel Owners for Tomorrow (HOT) is a coalition bringing together hotel owners committed to building a sustainable future and leave a lasting legacy. It is a voluntary, no-cost commitment for owners of hotel real estate, supported by brands, network partners, development partners, and media to help owners to commit to 5 no-cost actions. For more information see www.hotelsfortomorrow.org.Supplemental Information for Award ConsiderationIn addition to the criteria above, each entry can submit additional detail their exemplary and quantifiable sustainable development practices according to the award category criteria so the judges can make informed and appropriate assessments. Supplemental information must adhere to the guidelines in the award description: - File Format: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or PDF (keeping in mind File Size restrictions) - File Size: 10MB and 20 pages maximum - Font: No smaller than 12 point. - Language: English Please do not use acronyms or abbreviations unless explicit explanation is provided. Please feel free to use bullet points where appropriate. Please include photos/images as visual support in illustrating core components of your hotel’s entry. Data charts, tables, and calculations are accepted within the supplemental material. Boilerplate content and unrelated initiatives (i.e. program for training at-risk youths in the kitchen for a hotel applying for Sustainable Design) will not be reviewed and risks diluting the application’s relevant strengths.