Do You Know of a Project, Program or Person That Has Broken New Ground in Brownfields? 

Nominate It for a 2018 Brownie NOW – Nominations Close October 5!

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Canada’s brownfielders are doing a lot of good work to redevelop unused, underused or contaminated sites, or to generally advance the national brownfield agenda. You’re almost certainly involved in this, one way or another – either you’re part of such a project, or you know of one. Well, now it’s time to recognize that work with a Brownie nomination!

The Brownies recognize the builders, innovators and visionaries who are dedicated to the rehabilitation of brownfield sites and turn them into productive residential, recreational, commercial and industrial projects that contribute to the growth of healthy communities across Canada.

What type of project or program is a potential Brownie winner? Looking at two previous winners may give you some ideas

  • Contaminated Sites Approved Professional Society (CSAP), the REPROGRAM winner for 2017. CSAP administers the registration and continuing professional education process of professionals who review all low- to moderate-risk sites in British Columbia undergoing remediation, redevelopment and closure. The true value provided by CSAP to brownfields is surety in the redevelopment process. Thanks to CSAP, approximately 1,000 brownfield sites have been redeveloped, and approximately 60,000 homes and tens of thousands of square feet of commercial and industrial space have been built on land that may have remained fenced under a less progressive process.
  • Brantford’s Sydenham Pearl Brownfield Remediation & Urban Renewal, the REMEDIATEwinner for 2016. The City of Brantford has restored two derelict industrial properties. The City demolished the buildings and began environmental assessment of the lands in 2008. Remediation began in 2011,employing a specialized injection system (zero valent iron) to treat soil and groundwater right up to the property boundaries while preserving the adjacent trees and fencing. Away from the boundaries, a specialized deep soil mixing tool was used to avoid production of odours/vapours from the contaminants. Interim use of the restored properties will be as open space, while the City determines long term redevelopment plans, possibly including residential and parkland uses.

What do you need to know about the Brownies?

  • Anyone can submit a project or program
  • There are six project/program categories (REPROGRAM; REMEDIATE; REINVEST; REBUILD; RENEW; and REACH OUT) and one individual category (BROWNFIELDER OF THE YEAR) – details on CBN’s Brownies page
  • There’s no requirement that the nominated project/program involve a CBN member
  • The list and a description of short-listed projects/programs will be published on the awards ( and CBN websites ( Additionally, they will be posted to and distributed through its ReNewsletter digital media eBlast
  • The winning projects will be announced at the Brownie Awards Gala November 21, 2018
  • There is no fee to nominate a project, program or person

For the full Brownies FAQ, see the CBN website.

Do You Know of a Potential Award-Winning Project?

Now’s your chance to submit it before the nominations deadline October 5, 2018. To nominate a project, program or Brownfielder of the Year, please go to or the CBN Brownies page.

Nominate Now!

The Awards will be Presented at the Brownie Awards Gala November 21, 2018 – Will You Be There?


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