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Enter now for Greenbuild

02 January 2013

Entries are now open for the Greenbuild Awards 2013 - to celebrate sustainable new build and retrofit projects in use. The Greenbuild Awards 2013 celebrates successful sustainable buildings in use, focusing on actual measured performance rather than design intent or performance specifications.

Judged by a panel of distinguished industry leaders including Kerry Mashford, chief executive of National Energy Foundation, the Greenbuild Awards aim to raise the bar for the industry, reducing the environmental impact of our buildings.

The 2013 awards will be held on the 8th May at the Grade II listed Midland Hotel in Manchester. The awards takes place alongside the Greenbuild Expo held at Manchester Central on the 8th and 9th May. Finalists of next year’s awards will be showcased at the awards gallery, which is one of many features at Greenbuild Expo 2013.

The Greenbuild Awards 2013 will recognise sustainable building performance in the following categories:
Domestic newbuild
Domestic refurb
Healthcare newbuild
Healthcare refurb
Workplace newbuild
Workplace refurb
Leisure newbuild
Leisure refurb
Education newbuild
Education refurb
Retail newbuild
Retail refurb

In addition, it will also be celebrating achievement for:
? Breakthrough award (for any person/project that has raised the bar and done something different to achieve a low-energy and sustainable building
? Behavioural change award (for any project that can demonstrate the impact behavioural change has had on its performance)
? New retrofit product award (this is in association with Salford University, to recognise product innovations for retrofit solutions)
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Kerry Mashford, chief executive of National Energy Foundation, said: “Demonstrating how to achieve greater sustainability while maintaining and even improving the quality of life is a key challenge. But it is possible to do things elegantly and intelligently and achieve somewhere between a factor of four times and, in some cases, up to ten times more resource efficiency by using a whole systems approach. The Greenbuild Awards recognises the buildings that successfully manage the balance. I sincerely hope to see many more of the entries being able to provide this evidence of in-use performance.”

Entries for the awards will be accepted from now until January 31 2013. For an entry form or further details please visit http://www.greenbuildawards.co.uk/enter 


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