Construction21 nominated by European Commission for SEE Awards 2013
Construction21.eu, the European platform dedicated to green building practitioners, is one of the 5 nominees of the Sustainable Energy Week Awards 2013, category Learning. Here-below the official European Commission communication.
Showing the way towards a sustainable Europe
European Commission nominates 25 projects for the Sustainable Energy Europe (SEE) and ManagEnergy Local Energy Action Awards 2013
From city plans for energy efficiency in buildings to community-owned solar cooperatives with alternative financial models, the 2013 SEE and ManagEnergy nominated projects show the way towards a sustainable Europe.
Launched in 2006, the European Commission’s Sustainable Energy Europe (SEE) Awards and ManagEnergy Local Energy Action Award recognise and promote outstanding projects in energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and clean transport.
While the SEE Awards welcome initiatives from the private and public sectors as well as industry associations, academic institutions, NGOs and media, the ManagEnergy award is expressly designed to reward public authorities and energy agencies at the local and regional level.
Both competitions share a common goal: to provide institutional recognition and increase the visibility of best-in-class sustainable energy initiatives in order to boost replication.
For this year’s edition, 224 projects were submitted for the SEE Awards. A record 82 of these were automatically considered for the ManagEnergy Award competition. A panel of independent technical experts shortlisted a total of 25 projects as nominees for five SEE Awards in five categories: Communicating (awareness-raising projects), Learning (educational programmes), Living (buildings), Consuming (energy saving) and Travelling (clean mobility schemes). Of these 25 nominees, ten were shortlisted for the ManagEnergy Award, from which one winner will be chosen.
The six overall winners - one for each of the five SEE categories and an additional one for the ManagEnergy award - will be selected by a high-level jury and announced during a prestigious Awards Ceremony in the presence of EU Commissioner for Energy, Günther H. Oettinger. Open to invited guests, the event will take place in Brussels at the VIAGE Theatre, Galerie Anspach on 24 June.
All winners will be showcased as examples of sustainable energy excellence to inspire others in their efforts. Commissioner Oettinger's opening speech will officially launch the European Union Sustainable Energy Week 2013 (24-28 June 2013) for which media can now register.
One-to-one interviews with award nominees and winners will be possible after the ceremony. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with the EUSEW media relations team if you wish to attend – or require further information on nominated projects.
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