London, UK – The World Green Building Council has opened nominations for its prestigious WorldGBC Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2018.
The biennial Awards, first held in 2014, showcase and celebrate the achievements of businesses and innovators leading on sustainability in buildings across the Asia Pacific region.
2018 sees an exciting change to the Awards programme, with a new Women in Green Building Leadership Award, which will be presented to an inspiring female leader in the green building movement.
This compliments the two existing awards – the Business Leadership in Sustainability Award, given to companies which are truly integrating sustainability into their business models, and the Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award, which recognises pioneering green building projects that deliver a range of benefits through a holistic approach to sustainability. This award is split into three categories for commercial, institutional and residential building projects.
Terri Wills, CEO of WorldGBC, said: “Green building is accelerating across the Asia Pacific region in response to significant population growth, environmental pressures and a strong business case. We look forward to receiving high quality nominations from the Asia Pacific Network which show how green buildings can help cities and countries cut carbon emissions while creating healthy, livable places for people.”
Tai Lee Siang, Chair of WorldGBC, added: “As the engine room of the world’s growth, the Asia Pacific region has an unmatched opportunity to lead the way in sustainable building practices. Many organisations and individuals are firmly committed to sustainability, and the Asia Pacific Leadership Awards celebrates this local entrepreneurship and leadership. We invite you to participate!”
Nominations for the 2018 Awards close on 1 June 2018, with finalists announced in July ahead of the main awards ceremony in September.
Please contact your local GBC if you are interested in applying for any one of these three award categories:
- Business Leadership in Sustainability Award
- Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award
- Women in Green Building Leadership Award
Please note that nominations are only accepted from organisations which are members of Green Building Councils in the Asia Pacific Regional Network. For more information, visit www.worldgbc.org.