Search for the sustainable building and energy efficiency trailblazers of 2017 starts here

Ashden is launching its call for entries for the 2017 Ashden Awards, offering the chance for global trailblazers in the sustainable buildings sector to receive recognition for their efforts.

Entry to the awards is free, with one UK winner and one International winner receiving a Sustainable Buildings Award of £10,000 each at a prestigious ceremony in London on 15 June 2017.

The Ashden Awards aim to uncover the most exciting sustainable energy pioneers in the UK and in developing countries and emerging economies which are breaking new ground when it comes to the construction of sustainable, low energy buildings which protect the environment.

This year the charity is particularly interested in hearing from architects, building engineers, developers and businesses supplying products or services to reduce energy use in buildings.

According to Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, who gave the keynote address at this year’s Ashden Awards:

“I was incredibly impressed and moved by the Ashden Awards, not only by the winners but also by the whole atmosphere and the buzz in the room. That the awards are domestic as well as international is meaningful in a world of universal Sustainable Development Goals. The energy poverty in the UK is heartbreaking in addition to the huge effort we have ahead of us globally.”

As well as the financial award, Ashden also provides winners with a wide-ranging package of support, tailor-made to their needs including business support, introductions to policymakers, potential funders and investors, and sharing of expertise.

Deadline for entries is 8 November 2016 at 11.59pm GMT. Click here to find out more about applying.