2010 REmmy Awards

Hoag Hospital Irvine, Glumac Irvine Office, and The Frontier Project Foundation were award winners on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the CoreNet Global Southern California Chapter’s annual REmmy Awards and Charity Gala held at the beautiful Beverly Hills Hotel. Winners were chosen from 25 nominees representing new ideas in corporate real estate collaboration and team leadership, innovative workplace environment, and socially responsible sustainable practices. Along with the awards recognition, CoreNet Global Southern California awarded a check for $35,000 to Junior Achievement of Southern California. If you are interested in being a nominee or sponsor in 2011 of this outstanding event recognizing the best in corporate real estate, contact the chapter office at 714.282.8480.
               
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2010 REMMY AWARD WINNERS:
                                                                                                                                           
Corporate Real Estate Team Leadership Excellence: Hoag Hospital Irvine. In 2008, Hoag REFCO commissioned TAYLOR and Jacobs to develop viable functional programming options, coupling these services with the distinct program requirements of the orthopedic joint venture, Hoag Orthopedics Institute. After nearly 18 months of intense planning and an expansive $84 million renovation, Hoag Hospital Irvine officially opened its doors to the community on September 1, 2010. The extensive redesign and full-scale modernization effort has transformed the existing facility into a state-of-the-art acute care general hospital that will immediately become one of the premier community health care facilities in Southern California.

Innovative Workplace: Glumac Irvine Office. As a forward-thinking MEP engineering firm and a leader in sustainable design - Glumac asked Gensler, who was contracted to  design their new 10,000-square-foot office, to create a space that would translate their brand, improve workplace performance, and become a model for sustainability. Glumac utilized the latest MEP technologies to show how they can be both viable and cost effective. Every selection had a sustainable story, from the carpet tile with recycled content, to rapidly renewable bamboo veneer plywood. 100% of the energy used was offset by purchased renewable energy. Because of these innovative strategies, the space is exceeding California Title 24 code requirements by 70%. Through the installation of low flow plumbing fixtures, the design exceeds industry flow baselines by over 40%. The project is currently awaiting LEED-CI v2009 Platinum certification.
 
Corporate Citizen: The Frontier Project Foundation. The Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) and The Frontier Project Foundation completed construction on a 14,000-square-foot LEED Platinum Certified sustainable resource center in September 2009. The Frontier Project showcases how sustainable design is economical, efficient, and inviting, and displays and utilizes sustainable innovations for Southern California living and working environments. The Frontier Project’s goal is to educate resident consumers, commercial builders, and sustainable advocates regarding the latest methods and technologies in water, energy, and site conservation. In addition, the CVWD created a ‘Campus Efficiency Team’ that identifies opportunities to improve efficiency and incorporate environmentally sustainable business practices. In 2008 they partnered with HMC Architects to develop a Sustainability Master Plan which encourages accountability for achieving measureable sustainability goals.
 
$35,000 TO JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 
Along with the awards recognition, CoreNet Global Southern California awarded a check for $35,000 to Junior Achievement of Southern California. The non-profit organization helps to prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.
 
"Junior Achievement is an amazing organization. They are helping to develop the next generation. I’m proud of a long-standing partnership with them that includes both financial support and chapter participation,” added Frances Pawlak, co-chair, 2010 REmmy Awards and Charity Gala.
 
Paul McGunnigle, chairman of the board, Junior Achievement of Southern California, and CEO of Howard Building Corporation said, “CoreNet showed incredible charity. Not only in providing a financial gift to Junior Achievement of Southern California, but also by providing a forum for our message and support before, during, and after the program.  We received numerous pledges of money and time from individual board members.  We can’t thank CoreNet enough.”

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THANK YOU 2010 REMMY AWARDS AND CHARITY GALA SPONSORS
 
HBC
Southern California Edison
Bentley Prince Street
CB Richard Ellis
Clune Construction
CresaPartners
Gianni
Herman Miller
Jones Lang Lasalle
City of Ontario
County of Riverside
County of San Bernardino
Snyder Langston
Waste Management
Associates Purchasing
OCB Reprographics
Turner
 
AWARD NOMINATIONS AND SUBMISSIONS
 
Award nominations and submissions were open to both members and non-members of CoreNet Global, regardless of the size or location of any nominee. Nominations and submissions were accepted in more than one category.
 
“Now more than ever, we need to look to companies who are ready and willing to lead by example. Programs such as The Frontier Project Foundation are a great example of how we can educate residents, consumers, builders, and others on new ideas in sustainability. Companies such as Hoag and Glumac are everyday examples of best practices. We’re proud to recognize the amazing achievements of our colleagues,” said Stephanie Vondersaar, co-chair, 2010 REmmy Awards and Charity Gala, and economic development manager with the City of Ontario.