The 3rd edition of the Green Building Solutions Awards powered by Construction21 promises to be exceptional, especially with the International Conference for Climate coming up in December in Paris. And, in addition to the 9 countries currently covered by the network*, the competition will open to new partners from around the world.
Construction21 will host a kick off meeting on March 11 at 5.30pm in Brussels in order to inform major international networks and all green building related organizations around the world.
All types of organisations may join the initiative: Energy agencies, professional unions and associations included. Each partner will have a mini-website hosted on the international platform Construction21. Each mini-website will be dedicated to buildings and building solutions published by professionals from each country. This information can be presented in English, French, Spanish or Italian. The partners will run a jury with national experts in charge of selecting national champions who will then participate in the international phase of the competition. They will also be provided with a communication kit containing the necessary tools to inform professionals in their own country at each step of the competition. The communication kit will be available in in either French, English or Spanish.
By using Construction21 to run a competition between national professionals, each partner offers them the international audience of the network (1 million visitors expected in 2015). It is also the first step to building a free access national database of exemplary buildings.
This offer is meant for green building related organisations from all over the world, even if linguistic proximity will certainly favor the Francophone, English-speaking countries and Spanish speaking Latin America, who will all have a mini-website in their national language. Overall, the goal is to collect 300 case studies describing exemplary buildings and solutions from 30 different countries. All climate solutions that will illustrate climate challenges will be discussed at the COP21.
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* The 9 Construction21 countries: Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Morocco and Romania.