Environmental Star of Excellence Business Awards

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.

The Environmental Star of Excellence Business Awards recognize Plano businesses in six categories: 

  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Corporate Campus
  • Green Construction
  • Small Business
  • Multi-Family
  • Green Business Certified 

Environmental Business Awards Application.  Applications reopen Spring 2020.

2019 Environmental Star of Excellence Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Environmental Star of Excellence Awards. These businesses were honored September 10, 2019 at the annual Environmental Community Awards luncheon.

  • Small Business: Fairfield by Marriott - Dallas Plano North
    Fairfield Inn’s green team and cadre of 15 full-time associates earn this hotel high scores on sustainability and hospitality. Guests benefit from four tankless water heaters, low-flow showerheads, guest-room recycling bins and sustainably-harvested coffee. Two electric vehicle charging stations, an albedo roof and LED lighting are included in the green amenities at this 100% smoke-free hotel.
  • Multi-Family: Cityscape at Market Center
    Residents enjoy valet waste service, Energy-Star appliances and energy--efficient lighting. Cityscape boasts a 49% recycling diversion rate. Its green team recycles electronics, inkjet/toner cartridges and batteries. Green purchasing includes recycled-content products and environmentally-friendly cleaners. Cityscape’s Open Arms Foundation provides a home away from home to qualifying out-of-towners seeking medical treatment at local hospitals.    
  • Green Building: Signazon.com
    Over 90% of the construction waste from Signazon.com’s 58,585-square-foot building construction was recycled.  Owners Rick Debus and Anita Li designed and directed the construction to ensure sustainability. A Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) roof offers energy savings. Extra insulation, LED lighting and landscaping including drought-tolerant Zoysia grass reduce the building’s carbon footprint. 
  • Corporate Campus: Capital One
    Green amenities for this financial powerhouse are LED lighting, 100% green energy, 14 electric vehicle charging stations and bicycles for on-campus use. In 2018, 1,200 tons of material, including food and electronics, were diverted from the landfill. Volunteer engagement took on planting trees with the Texas Tree Foundation, providing job search services for My Possibilities and Samaritan Inn clients, and mentoring with the Boys & Girls Clubs.
  • Environmental Stewardship: Harley-Davidson Financial Services 
    Harley-Davidson Financial Services offers single-stream, textile, eyeglasses, cosmetics and dental supplies recycling.  Associates enjoy eco-parking, bike racks and a book exchange. Volunteers built homes with Habitat for Humanity Collin County, collected over two tons of peanut butter for the North Texas Food Bank peanut butter drive and participated in Harley-Davidson’s Teddy Bear Ride, benefiting Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County.
  • Green Business Certified (GBC): Propac Agency
    Propac, a marketing company seeking innovative ways to engage buyers, has definitely engaged sustainability. LED lighting, motion sensors and timers offer energy efficiency. Single stream materials, landscape waste, batteries and electronics are recycled. To conserve water, Propac installed a retention pond which funnels into its drip irrigation system. Employees enjoy an onsite garden and volunteer for an annual coat drive.
  • Emerald Award: Snappy Salads
    Snappy Salads’ two Plano restaurants are purveyors of green.  Founder Chris Dahlander is an authentic ambassador for green living—featuring wild-caught salmon and grass-fed beef on his menus. He is passionate about preserving our Earth’s resources. From serving up paper straws in his restaurants to offering free electronic waste collections twice a year, Dahlander considers Snappy Salads’ impact on the environment on a daily basis.