This international competition of sustainable buildings, districts and infrastructures is supported by ADEME and the Global Alliance for Buildings & Construction. It aims to widely disseminate innovation in order to accelerate transition to a more sustainable world. The winners will be announced in Bonn, Germany, in November, during the Conference of the Parties on climate change (COP23).
In 2017, the competition includes infrastructures and expands in China
After buildings and districts, the contest will promote this year a third kind of realisations : infrastructures. Green energies, responsible mobility, water cycle, biodiversity & ecosystems, circular economy & waste, digital services : so many solutions contributing to reducing our carbon footprint to be highlighted by the Green Solutions Awards.
The other novelty is geographic: Construction21, already present in Europe and Africa will open in China on March 23, giving access to Chinese innovations to all professionals… and also the opportunity for French ones to show their own skills and know-how !
Events to exchange directly with professionals
Launch at MIPIM, press conferences in all countries to announce national winners in September, events in World Efficiency and Batimat, Awards ceremony at the COP23 in Bonn, Germany, in November… so many opportunities to highlight the candidates and their realisations.
Apply by simply publishing a case study
The contest is open to all types of buildings, districts or infrastructures, new or renovated. Only one requirement : competing realisations must be delivered before June30, 2017 (and after January 1st, 2012 for buildings and infrastructures).
To enter the contest, participants only need to publish a case study before June 1st, 2017 in one of Construction21 databases. It will be moderated by one of the Construction21 national team, then translated to become visible in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Chinese over the whole network.
A jury of experts and an online vote will determine the winners in each country, and then the international winners.