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Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction Webinar

Sustainable Buildings Canada

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction Webinar

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This session will highlight some of the Ground Breaking winners of this World Class competition. Also learn how to submit your project, and how you might joing past Canadian champions on the leading edge of sustainable Construction.

Win a trip for 2 to Washington DC for the presentation of the awards!

Registered participants in the Webinar will be entered into a draw for 2 tickets to Washington DC to attend the presentation Gala.

About the Holcim Awards

The Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction are a prestigious international competition that have attracted thousands of sustainable construction project submissions from  around the world. The Holcim Awards recognizes and celebrates forward-looking and innovative projects, concepts and technologies in the fields of architecture, urban design, civil engineering and related disciplines. The Awards are open to: sustainable building and civil engineering works; landscape, urban design and infrastructure projects; and materials, products and construction technologies. The competition offers 2 Million USD in prize money per three- year competition cycle to projects that demonstrate a balance in environmental, social and economic performance. The third competition cycle is open for online submission until March 23, 2011. The Awards have a "Main" category for professionals as well as "Next Generation" category for students. Detailed information can be found online at 

Some exceptional Canadian winners from previous cycles include Greening the Infrastructure at Benny Farm in Montreal which won Gold in the 2005 North American competition and Bronze in the Global phase in 2006. In 2008, Living with Lakes Centre for freshwater restoration and research in Sudbury, Ontario, was honored with the Bronze award in the North American competition. Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto won an Acknowledgement Prize that same year. These projects have all been completed or are in the final stages of construction since winning the Holcim Awards 

"Receiving the international recognition of the Holcim Award was a major
turning point in our fund raising effort to complete the project. I truly
believe that we would not have succeeded without it, especially in this
difficult financial time“ - Dr. John Gunn, Professor, Laurentian
University, Sudbury

"Participating in the Holcim Awards process opened our eyes to the larger
world of sustainable construction. The prestigious nature of the award in
the design and construction industry helped us attract new partners to the
project." - David Stonehouse, Evergreen Brick Works

About the Presenter

Andreea Bejgu is the Holcim Awards coordinator for Holcim Canada. The Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction are an initiative of the Switzerland based Holcim Foundation to promote sustainable construction practices worldwide.

Andreea has delivered numerous presentations at leading Canadian Universities and other green building forums to increase the profile of Canada as one of the leaders in sustainable construction by encouraging various stakeholder groups to submit their sustainable construction projects for the Awards.

Andreea is a graduate of York University.







Have questions about Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction Webinar? Contact Sustainable Buildings Canada

When & Where

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

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Sustainable Buildings Canada

Since its inception in 2002, Sustainable Buildings Canada (SBC) has educated, supported, and empowered building professionals and policy makers across Canada to achieve greater levels of energy and environmental performance. SBC’s acclaimed Design Charrettes showcase architectural and operational principles and help transform the building industry to achieve these higher levels of performance.


SBC provides green building education, training, research, and program delivery services and technical and policy research efforts.  SBC annually hosts the Green Building Festival, providing a showcase for exciting new ideas focusing on how to transform the built environment.  SBC is the founding partner of the Toronto District 2030 Initiative and is currently developing the infrastructure for launching the “Energiesprong” net zero energy retrofit program in Canada.  


SBC is an incorporated not for profit with offices in Toronto and Ottawa.

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