Monday 18 August 2014: Eight exceptional green building projects and seven leading companies have been named finalists in the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s)inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building.
The eight finalists in the Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance category were chosen for demonstrating innovation in green building. These developments were selected from a field of 57 green building projects from around the Asia Pacific region.
“The judges were impressed with how sustainability is being integrated into a range of building types. The finalists range from a high-performance hospital in Singapore to a boutique hotel in Malaysia, and from a sustainable school in Taiwan to an early childhood centre in New Zealand. These projects underscore the WorldGBC’s message: sustainable buildings are for everyone,” says the WorldGBC’s Chief Executive Officer, Jane Henley.
The seven companies selected in the Business Leadership in Sustainability category were chosen from a field of 55 companies. This category recognizes organizations that have made social, economic and environmental sustainability a central part of their business model.
“We are delighted with the calibre of entries in the business leadership category. The seven finalists are ‘walking the talk’ and are demonstrating that the green building movement is gaining momentum throughout the region,” Ms Henley explains.
The WorldGBC Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building features two categories.
Finalists in Business Leadership in Sustainability:
ARUP (Hong Kong)
City Developments Limited (Singapore)
ITC Limited (India)
Keppel Land (Singapore)
Lend Lease Asia (Singapore)
Norman Disney & Young (Australia)
Swire Properties Limited (Hong Kong)
Finalists in Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance:
Da-Keng Elementary School (Taiwan)
Honda Wako Building (Japan)
Hotel Penaga (Malaysia)
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (Singapore)
Obayashi Techno-Station (Japan)
Ocean Financial Centre (Singapore)
Shenzhen IBR Headquarters (China)
Te Mirumiru (New Zealand)
The winners in both categories will be announced in Singapore at a gala dinner on 3 September 2014.
Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building
The biennial awards program honors outstanding organizations for their commitment to sustainability, and celebrates innovative green building projects that are reducing carbon emissions and other environmental impacts, cutting costs and driving higher levels of health and productivity for building occupants.
World Green Building Council
The World Green Building Council connects a global coalition of more than 100 national Green Building Councils and their 27,000 member companies with a single mission: to transform the building industry and ensure our buildings and cities are healthy, efficient, productive and sustainable. See: www.worldgbc.org