Green leaders recognised at WorldGBC's annual global green building awards
Stuttgart, Germany, Monday 18 June 2012: Outstanding contributions in sustainable development have been honoured at the annual World Green Building Council Chairman’s Awards event during WorldGBC Congress, which is being held in conjunction with the Consense sustainable building conference in Stuttgart, Germany. The awards were presented by WorldGBC Chairman Rick Fedrizzi.
“Tonight, we honour a number of exceptional leaders for their drive, their commitment and their passion for green building. They are at the forefront of the global green building movement,” Mr Fedrizzi said.
Chairman’s Awards were presented to:
- Ms Duygu Erten, Founding Chief Executive Officer and Vice President of the Turkish Green Building Association, for creating a solid foundation for the uptake of sustainable building in Turkey.
- Ms Rachel Gutter, Director of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools, for her exceptional work to advance the green schools movement and for expanding this work globally.
- Ms Nicola Milne, Founding Chief Executive Officer of the Green Building Council of South Africa, for her role in transforming the South African market and making the organisation a leader the region.
- Mr Sadek Owainati from the Emirates Green Building Council for his leadership within the Middle East and North African region and in connecting the region to the global green building community.
- Mr Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK, for his groundbreaking work to create one of the world’s most impressive models of sustainability education.
- Ms Mirna Terenziani for her contribution to the Green Building Council Italia and for her passion for the green building movement that inspired those around her. This is a posthumous award, as Ms Terenziani passed away last year.
“The WorldGBC was established in 2002 with just eight green building councils. Today we have 91, representing more than 20,000 companies across the full continuum of the international property, design, construction and financial industries. The WorldGBC is the largest organisation influencing the global green building agenda.
“The leaders who have been recognised at the WorldGBC Chairman’s Awards have made a valuable and measurable contribution to the success of the green building movement and their legacy will be a more sustainable, productive and liveable built environment,” Mr Fedrizzi concluded.
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The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is a network of national Green Building Councils (GBCs) from around the world, making it the largest international organisation influencing the green building marketplace. Green Building Councils are member-based organisations that partner with industry and government in the transformation of their building industries towards sustainability through the adoption of green building practices. On the ground in 91 countries, GBCs create change in their local markets as a way to globalise environmentally and socially responsible building practices.
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