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Winners of the Green Solutions Awards 2017

  The international winners of the 2017 edition of the Green Solutions Awards were revealed on November 15th in Bonn, during the COP23.  The winning teams […]

Winners of the Green Solutions Awards 2017

 

The international winners of the 2017 edition of the Green Solutions Awards were revealed on November 15th in Bonn, during the COP23 The winning teams received their prize before professionals from across the globe in a ceremony at la Galerie by WEThe buildings, districts or infrastructures participating in the competition demonstrated that building cities differently is possible.

A ceremony connected to the COP23

The competing pioneering realisations are broadly disseminated, along with their best practices, toward professional around the globe, hence contributing to build a low carbon society. This is a very concrete way to contribute to the Paris Agreement voted in the COP21.

Many personalities from the environment and construction sectors attended the ceremony, including Walloon Budget Energy and Climate Minister Jean-Luc Crucke; François Moisan, Executive Director for Strategy, Research & International Affairs, and Christophe Nuttall, Executive Director of R20-Regions of Climate Action.

 

The Awards unveil trends in the sector

In total, 150 candidates from 19 countries competed in the 2017 edition of the Green Solutions Awards. After the first qualification phase, punctuated by national distinctions in September in each Construction21 country, 59 national champions were still in the race for the international finals.

The realisations rewarded by the contest constitute a source of inspiration for all professionals working in the building and city sectors. They demonstrate how to decarbonize our societies, either by using local resources in short supply chains, or reinvented traditional technics or cutting-edge technologies, or even by creating a true intelligence for the building and its systems, or by searching new sources of energies. Most of all, the awarded pioneering projects showed that they could integrate the human aspect as a central factor of their sustainability.

 

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