estatesgazette.com is proud to launch the Green Awards 2011, now in their 4th year. This unique event was designed to highlight and reward excellence in sustainable development and to raise environmental awareness. The estatesgazette.com Green Awards will once again run completely online from the submission of entries through to announcing the winners.
All category winners will compete for the Sustainability Initiative of the Year at the Estates Gazette National Awards in December.
Defining sustainable development
The main objectives of sustainable design are to avoid resource depletion of energy, water, and raw materials; to prevent environmental degradation caused by facilities and infrastructure throughout their life cycle; and create built environments that are liveable, comfortable, safe and productive.
While the definition of sustainable building design is constantly changing, the judges will take into account how developments have taken into account the following six fundamental principles:
Optimisation of energy use
Optimisation of operational and maintenance practices
Enhancement of indoor environmental quality (IEQ)
Use of environmentally preferable products
Optimisation of site/existing structure potential
Protection and conservation of water
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Entry deadline: 26 August 2011
Winners announced: 29 October 2011