Green Solutions Awards 2018: Winners announced!
The Green Solutions Awards 2018 winners were revealed in Katowice, a Polish mining town that made the shift to commit to the energy transition and COP24 theatre. The Construction21 network, organiser of the contest, rewarded the winning teams during a ceremony that gathered nearly 200 industry professionals from all around the world. BPIE was part of the jury for two categories: Energy & Hot Climate and Energy & Temperate Climates.
Since the Paris Agreement signature in 2015, the Green Solutions Awards, directly connected to the COP, are a concrete illustration of it. By highlighting pioneering projects, by disseminating them to professionals of the industry committed to sustainable development, the contest contributes to changing behaviours both at national and international level. With the aim of radically transforming how we design, build and manage cities to limit global temperature rise below 2°C.
The grand final of the 2018 edition took place in Katowice, Poland, where the COP24 takes place. The Silesian University of Katowice hosted the ceremony organised by Construction21 and its almost 200 guests. This event was hold as a follow-up to the Building Action Symposium co-organised with the Global Alliance for Buildings & Construction.
Innovative climate solutions and market trends
Following the preliminary stage of qualifications at national level, 52 finalists, successful among 143 candidates from 16 different countries, were analysed by internationally selected jurors. Divided into 5 juries, 31 experts individually reviewed these buildings, districts and infrastructures before debating. The decision, collective, reports for each winner the message the jurors wish to address to the market.
Through the analysis of all the candidates, real trends are revealed. In 2018, for instance the growing awareness of the need for resilience, the care given to well-being and health of users, even the participation of future inhabitants from the design phase of the project were observed. We also noted that builders use more and more often biobased materials.
Each international winner is offered a video showcasing their project. Easily shared, the videos are broadly disseminated on the web and on social media. Discover all of them here.