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Holcim and Toronto Green Building Awards seeking entries

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Two awards programs to encourage sustainable building have recently been announced.

Two awards programs to encourage sustainable building have recently been announced.

The 4th International Holcim Awards is seeking “projects and visions that contribute to a more sustainable built environment.” The awards provide $2 million in prize money.

The Holcim Awards (main category) is open to architects, planners, engineers, project owners, builders and construction firms that showcase sustainable responses to technological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues with contemporary building and construction. Projects must have reached an advanced stage of design, have a high probability of execution, and may not have started construction before July 1, 2013. For more information, click here.

On a more local scale, the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC-GTC) has a new awards program dedicated to celebrating innovation in LEED certified buildings in Southern Ontario. Nominations will be accepted until July 31 for the following four award categories:


Innovation in LEED Award (New Construction/Core and Shell)

• Innovation in LEED Award (Commercial Interiors)

• Innovation in LEED Award (Existing Buildings: EBOM)

• Innovation in LEED Award (Residential)

The awards will be presented along with additional awards for individual achievements at the 2013 Legacy Gala on October 22 at the Arcadian Court in Toronto.

For more information, click here.


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