WorldGBC Asia Pacific Awards

The WorldGBC Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards celebrate iconic green buildings, up-and-coming innovators and inspiring companies driving change and creating a better future throughout the region.

Presented by WorldGBC and its Asia Pacific Regional Network of Green Building Councils, this biennial programme (first held in 2014) will recognise five winners across three award categories:

The Business Leadership in Sustainability Award rewards companies that push boundaries, integrate sustainability into their business models and make an outstanding contribution to a sustainable built environment.

The Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award is presented to pioneering green building projects that set new benchmarks for sustainability. There are three sub-category winners for residential, commercial and institutional buildings.

The Women in Green Building Leadership Award is a new award presented to an inspiring female leader in our movement. In a traditionally male-dominated industry, we want to recognise the pivotal role that women play in nurturing and activating their communities, and delivering change.

This year, to reflect the growing momentum of our global projects Better Places for People and Advancing Net Zero, we have created special recognitions for businesses and projects that have gone above and beyond. The Better Places for People Special Recognition will be awarded to companies that have truly embraced health and wellbeing practices; and the Advancing Net Zero Special Recognition will be awarded to projects that have demonstrated an ambitious and holistic solution to achieving net zero operational carbon emissions.

How to apply for the 2018 Awards

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 - nominations are only accepted from organisations which are members of Green Building Councils in the Asia Pacific Regional Network.

Nominations for the 2018 Awards close on 1 June, with finalists announced in July ahead of the main awards ceremony in Singapore on 6 September 2018.

In 2016, more than 100 nominations from 11 countries in the region were submitted, reflecting the growing influence of sustainable design, construction and operations on business leadership. The winners were announced to a crowd of thousands at India Green Building Council’s annual Congress in Mumbai, in October 2016, to standing ovations.

The Official Partners for 2016 were the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. 

The jury

  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP), Curt Garrigan, Chief, Sustainable Development and Urban Section 
  • International Finance CorporationWorld Bank, Autif Sayyed, Green Building Specialist or Jane Henley, Green Building Programme
  • ARCAsia, Ar Jahangir Khan, President
  • Global Buildings Performance Network, Peter Graham
  • National University of Singapore, Prof Lam Khee Poh, Provost’s Chair Professor (NUS), Professor (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Hong Kong University, Prof Christopher John Webster, Professor, Chair of Urban Planning & Development Economics, Dean (Faculty of Architecture)
  • C40 Cities, Milag San Jose- Ballesteros: Regional Director for Southeast Asia and Oceania

If you are interested in supporting us as Award Sponsors, contact Joelle Chen at jchen@worldgbc.org.

 

The WorldGBC Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards celebrate iconic green buildings, up-and-coming innovators and inspiring companies driving change and creating a better future throughout the region.

Presented by WorldGBC and its Asia Pacific Regional Network of Green Building Councils, this biennial programme (first held in 2014) will recognise five winners across three award categories:

The Business Leadership in Sustainability Award rewards companies that push boundaries, integrate sustainability into their business models and make an outstanding contribution to a sustainable built environment.

The Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award is presented to pioneering green building projects that set new benchmarks for sustainability. There are three sub-category winners for residential, commercial and institutional buildings.

The Women in Green Building Leadership Award is a new award presented to an inspiring female leader in our movement. In a traditionally male-dominated industry, we want to recognise the pivotal role that women play in nurturing and activating their communities, and delivering change.

This year, to reflect the growing momentum of our global projects Better Places for People and Advancing Net Zero, we have created special recognitions for businesses and projects that have gone above and beyond. The Better Places for People Special Recognition will be awarded to companies that have truly embraced health and wellbeing practices; and the Advancing Net Zero Special Recognition will be awarded to projects that have demonstrated an ambitious and holistic solution to achieving net zero operational carbon emissions.

How to apply for the 2018 Awards

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 - nominations are only accepted from organisations which are members of Green Building Councils in the Asia Pacific Regional Network.

Nominations for the 2018 Awards close on 1 June, with finalists announced in July ahead of the main awards ceremony in Singapore on 6 September 2018.

In 2016, more than 100 nominations from 11 countries in the region were submitted, reflecting the growing influence of sustainable design, construction and operations on business leadership. The winners were announced to a crowd of thousands at India Green Building Council’s annual Congress in Mumbai, in October 2016, to standing ovations.

The Official Partners for 2016 were the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. 

The jury

  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP), Curt Garrigan, Chief, Sustainable Development and Urban Section 
  • International Finance CorporationWorld Bank, Autif Sayyed, Green Building Specialist or Jane Henley, Green Building Programme
  • ARCAsia, Ar Jahangir Khan, President
  • Global Buildings Performance Network, Peter Graham
  • National University of Singapore, Prof Lam Khee Poh, Provost’s Chair Professor (NUS), Professor (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Hong Kong University, Prof Christopher John Webster, Professor, Chair of Urban Planning & Development Economics, Dean (Faculty of Architecture)
  • C40 Cities, Milag San Jose- Ballesteros: Regional Director for Southeast Asia and Oceania

If you are interested in supporting us as Award Sponsors, contact Joelle Chen at jchen@worldgbc.org.