The 59 finalists of the Green Solutions Awards 2017 were evaluated by 2 juries composed by international experts from various countries: one jury for the 7 building categories and one jury for districts and infrastructures. We'd like to thank them for their hard work examining the case studies. Discover them here below.


International Building Jury


Paula RIVAS HESSE - President of the International Jury 

Technical area responsible in Green Building Council Spain

Paula Rivas Hesse is an architect with a master's degree in Environmental and Bioclimatic Architecture for the Technical School of Architecture of Madrid. She is currently responsible for the Technical Area of the Green Building Council of Spain. Since its inception, it has actively participated in the development of the assessment tool VERDE, which defines the sustainability of buildings.



Alongside Jean-Michel Buron, founder and manager of EPICURIA ARCHITECTES agency, Lionel Bousquet has been developing numerous public projects for more than 15 years. Many projects are in the process or H.Q.E. certification (Sustainable architecture label NF CERTIVEA Tertiaire), and some are positive energy buildings. In particular, he led the design of the Lycée des Mauges in Beaupréau, sustainable Construction Grand Prize winner 2016.

He likes to remind this self-evident truth : "From the first drawing of the competition to the last moment of the construction, each stage is crucial. Space pleasure and space quality are always perfectible". He is an architect D.P.L.G. (School of Architecture Paris-La-Villette, 2000), and also graduated from Ecole Boulle (D.S.A.A. interior design, 1995).



President of China Academy of Building Research (CABR)

A professor rank technical expert in the field of building structure especially focuses on space structure and winner of “Special Government Allowances of the State Council”. He has been engaged in scientific research and management in the fields of green building retrofitting, structural inspection and evaluation, etc. As project leader, he is responsible for many National Science and Technology Support Projects about green building retrofitting, improvement of integrated performance, comprehensive inspection and evaluation in green retrofitting, etc. Besides, he has presided over or participated in the establishment of several standards. Moreover, he is the chief editor of Retrofitting of Existing Building Yearbook, Foreign Standards and Cases Studies for Green Retrofitting of Existing buildings etc. Additionally, he is the vice chairman of China Civil Engineering Society, vice chairman of China Architectural Society, vice president of China Certification and Accreditation Association, Deputy director of Expert Committee of China Construction Association, vice chairman of China Green Building Council.


Managing partner, Team31 S.a.r.l


Steve Weyland
Arlin Morales


VP Operations, Green Planet Architects

Dominican architect. Co-founder of 19 ° ES and Green Planet Architects, a pioneer in sustainable development in the DR. Magna Cum Laude graduate of the PUCMM, with a specialization in sustainable and bioclimatic architecture in Valencia, Spain. Specialist in green certifications and commercial development of sustainable projects. Columnist for several national and international magazines relating sustainability issues. MBA at Barna Business School one of the most prestigious business school in Latin America.

Chong MENG, 

Director of Green Building Research Center, Chinese Society for Urban Studies

Chong Meng is the Director of Green Building Research Center, Chinese Society for Urban Studies; Director of Department of Healthy Building Research, Institute of Science and Technology Development, China Academy of Building Research. He is also the Secretary General of China Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance for Healthy Building.


He is engaged in the scientific research, standard establishment and technical consulting in healthy building, green building eco-city. 

Chong Meng
André Lecomte


Managing Director, helium3

Graduated in Civil Engineering and architecture in 2003, André Lecomte founded his own agency in 2008 with 2 friends: helium3 positive architecture.

helium3 designs buildings for Multi-family housing, tertiary, and public buildings.

The agency analyses numerous sustainable development criteria to include energy, environmental concepts, water treatment, mobility and social impact in each project.


In 2016, the agency was proud to be awarded Green Building Solutions Awards during the COP22.

Dr. Brahmanand Mohanty,

Faculty member of the School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology

Brahmanand Mohanty is associated as a faculty member of the School of Environment, Resources and Development of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT, Thailand). Since 1991, he has also been serving as the regional adviser in Asia for the Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME, France). He has published widely and is the author/co-author of books on topics related to energy technology, efficiency and management, sustainable urban energy, energy and the environment. He obtained his doctorate degree in energy from the Institut National Polytechnique, France in 1985.



Professor in the University of Liège

Prof. Jean-Marie Hauglustaine teaches « Energy & Sustainable Development » in University of Liège (Belgium). As for his research activities, he is at the head of EnergySuD (Energy & Sustainables Development) research team, involved in energy and environmental performances of buildings.

Mohammed AHACHAD

Prof. Dr. at the Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of Tangier

Mohammed Ahachad, Prof. Dr. at the Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of Tangier since 1996. He is a Consultant Expert on Energy Efficiency and an Expert trainer certified ADEME/ADEREE to the training on Thermal Regulation of Construction in Morocco. He is a member of FORMABAT-EE network (Trainers network on Building Energy Efficiency) and the Technical Referent of the Thematic Commission: Sustainable Construction of the Moroccan Cluster EMC (Energy Efficiency of Building Materials). has developed an extensive expertise in the field of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and has over 30 publications in scientific journals and international conferences.

Lionel Toumpsin


Innovation Project Manager, Neobuild S.A.

Architect - graduated in 2004 / University of Liège (Belgium). Wide professional experience / various functions occupied in Belgium, Luxembourg, Qatar and United Arab Emirates: commercial, construction site supervision, procurement, quality control and HSE coordinator, energy auditing, trainer and auditor in eco-friendly construction and BIM (Building Information Modeling).


Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Construction Area, Spanish Institute of Cement and its Applications (IECA)

Arturo Alarcon Barrio, Industrial Engineer and MSc in Economic Sciences, is Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Construction of the Department of Standardization of the Spanish Institute of Cement and its Applications. Since the creation of the Spanish mirror committee on Sustainable Construction standardization, he has been his secretary, participating actively in the standardization work. Arturo is convenor of the cement panel of the Global EPD Program involved in the development of the concrete and cement average EPDs in Spain. Arturo participates in numerous Committees, Working Groups and Research Projects in the field of sustainable construction and energy efficiency in relation to cement based materials. The energy efficiency of high thermal inertial concrete buildings with active/passive solutions and phase change materials is one of the main activity fields of IECA´s research in this matter.

Qingqin WANG

Qingqin WANG

Vice-President, China Academy of Building Research (CABR)

A professor rank technical expert who enjoys the high reputation as a distinguished engineer in the area of building energy efficiency, green building, indoor air quality and establishment of related standards. Over the 30 years of professional career, he has led or participated in 19 research projects funded by EU, EPSRC, Global Environment Facility, China Ministry of Housing and Rural Development (MOHURD), China Ministry of Science and Technology, Beijing Municipal Commission of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Energy Foundation and relative corporations with a total amount of £750 million, published 19 specialized technical books, 148 articles of high impact and claimed 3 patents. Besides, he is the main editor or reviewers of 14 national standards and 6 industrial standards. His contribution significantly accelerates the development of building energy efficiency and transition from conventional building to green building and healthy building in China. Based on his outstanding achievements, he is honored to be the person of “Talent Project in the New Millennium” and “Special Government Allowances of the State Council”.

Youssef DIAB,

Professeur des universités en urbanisme et aménagement de l’espace à l’Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, Directeur scientifique de l’École des ingénieurs de la ville de Paris

Spécialiste de génie urbain, Youssef Diab a créé et dirigé le Laboratoire génie urbain, environnement et habitat. Il a dirigé le master génie urbain de l’UPEM et a présidé le comité consultatif Villes de Demain du Commissariat général à l’investissement jusqu’en 2014.

Ses recherches sont à l’interface entre sciences de l’homme et les sciences de l’ingénieur. Il a animé le programme de recherche Paris 2030 de la ville de Paris jusqu’à 2012. Il est l’auteur de plus d’une centaine de publications dans des revues et conférences internationales à comité de lecture.

Ingénieur de l’École nationale des travaux publics de l’État à Lyon, docteur de l’INSA de Lyon en génie civil et titulaire d’une Habilitation à diriger des recherches en génie urbain. Il a dirigé une vingtaine de thèses autour des questions de développement urbain durable. Il enseigne dans plusieurs universités canadiennes et nord-américaines, notamment à l’Université du Colorado à Boulder sur les questions de développement urbain durable dans le cadre d’un master inter-département.


International City/Infrastructure Jury

Carlos Moreno

Carlos MORENO - President of the International Jury

Professor and scientific chairman, Live in a Living City International Forum

As a University Professor, Carlos Moreno is an expert on small control of complex systems. Deeply committed to science, progress and creativity, he strives to bring together scientific disciplines and professionals in the innovation ecosystem — from industry to start-ups — with a particular focus on a cross-disciplinary approach. His work gives him the opportunity to develop the concept of the Smart City - Living City - and now he appears as a well known player in France and abroad. Chairing the Scientific Committee of the International Forum of the Human Smart City, Live in a living City, he wants to contribute with that community a vision of the Smart City of tomorrow as a citizen-centric city, a city which places people and life through services and uses in the heart of the issues. In his approach to serve the general interest, he strives to build connections as intermediary between various worlds that often are far from each other. He was awarded the rank of Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honour in Paris in 2010. Since February, 2015, Professor Carlos MORENO is the Mayor of Paris’ Special Envoy for Smart Cities.


Technical Director, Mott MacDonald

Clare is Global Practice Leader for Cities with global engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald, and is working with some of Europe’s highest profile cities. She brings a practical understanding of construction and development drivers and processes at both macro and micro level. Combining this with engagement in policy she is able to bring insight into the technical, political, financial and behavioural aspects of sustainable development.

David Albertani


Program Director, R20 - Regions of Climate Action

President of the international jury

David Albertani is currently the Program Director at the R20 Headquarters in Geneva. Also, he has been nominated CEO of the Waste Project Facilitator (WPF) launched by R20 in partnership with EGIS, whose role is to finance waste related feasibility studies. Among other R20 programs, Mr. Albertani successfully managed a waste management program in Oran, Algeria which got him official recognition from the Algerian authorities. Previously, he was a scientific associate in the mathematics department at the University of Geneva. He was specialized in the field of probabilities and mechanical statistics where he published scientific articles on correlation estimates. He has been member of the council of the Swiss Doctoral Program of Mathematics.


Architect and urban planner, MD architectes

Inès Dahmouni graduated as an Architect from ENAU in 2000. She also obtained a postgraduate diploma entitled "The Architectural and Urban Project, Theory and Devices" at the Paris Belleville School of Architecture in 2002. Mrs Dahmouni has extensive experience in urban planning and sustainable design, she holds a HQE (Hight Environmental Quality) accreditation in sustainable urban design and is as well a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited Professional in building design and construction.

She has assumed leading responsibilities under several large-scale projects in France and abroad. These projects are clearly at the heart of environmental concerns and at the forefront of innovations in sustainable development, notably like the Russian project "Skolkovo Techno park" (60 ha) in Moscow, "The Reliance Industry headquarters" (300 ha) in Mumbai and the District of "Ivry confluences" (150 ha) in the region of Paris.

Since 2013 she is the co-owner and co-founder of MDarchitectes studio in Tunisia. MDarchitectes worked on several architectural and urban projects in France, Tunisia and in Western Africa.

Xun Li

Xun LI

Vice-President and deputy secretary of the Party Committee, China Academy Urban Planning and Design(CAUPD)

CAUPD is a national scientific research institution and information center on urban planning, design and research, affiliated to the Ministry of Construction of the People's Republic.

Li Xun is the executive director of Chinese Society for Urban Studies, executive director of China Society of Urban Economy, the editor-in-chief for the magazine Urban Development Research, PhD supervisor of Shandong Architecture University. As an urban planner, Li Xun has engaged in urban planning, design and urban scientific research for nearly 35 years, accomplishing hundreds of urban planning and design projects, achieving Excellent Design Award by Ministry of Construction for 7 times and Huaxia Construction Technology Award for 3 times. As a scholar, he studies extensively and his research field includes urban regional development, urban master planning, small town planning, urban sustainable development, low-carbon eco-city, green building and urban underground space development.


Senior Officer - Low Carbon Cities Team

Miriam joined ICLEI in 2017. An environmental engineer and senior ICLEI staff member, she supports local governments around the globe with climate change mitigation and sustainable energy roll-out. Miriam builds on experiences made with the EU Covenant of Mayors, helping committed Municipalities, as well as Covenant Coordinators and Supporters with Sustainable Energy Action Plan development, technical inventory work to monitor greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and enhancing communication at community level. She is a trainer, mover and shaker - building on 10 years of free-lance engineering with technical expertise on energy savings, energy audits and certifications for buildings, Energy Performance Contracting, and the design of photovoltaic systems.

Miriam speaks Italian, English, French and is learning German.

Miriam Badino

Julien L'HOEST

Administrator, Energie et Environnement ingénieurs-conseils S.A.

Julien L’HOEST joined the consulting engineering firm Energie et Environnement S.A. in 2007 after participating for 1 year in a research project on building dynamic thermal simulation for the University of Liège. He is in charge of the development of activities in the fields of energy efficiency, numerical simulations and environmental certification of buildings.


Coordinator of Tranversal Projects at Mobility and Infrastructures - Barcelona City Council

Former Senior Programme Management Coordinator of the City Resilience Profiling Programme at UNHABITAT, she is an expert in applied resilience and was Responsible for Urban Resilience in the Infrastructure Management and Urban Coordination division of the Barcelona City Council, her previous experience includes working as architect in the Urban Projects Department in the Barcelona City Council developing projects related to intregration of infrastructures in consolidated areas. She holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Polytechnical University of Catalonia.


Delphine DANAT

Delphine DANAT

Administrator, Energie et Environnement ingénieurs-conseils S.A. 

Environnemental and process engineer. 
Graduated from architectural school and business school (MBA)
Many projects in industry, agriculture, real estate business ... in the objective of combining ecology and development.
Chairman of the Economic Commitee of the CINOV (Engineering and Counseling French Professional Federation).


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