WorldGBC Chair's Awards

Each year, WorldGBC presents two major awards recognising the contributions of individuals and organisations to the global green building movement: the WorldGBC Chair’s Award and the Chair's Award on Global Green Building Entrepreneurship.

The Chair's Award is given to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the global green building movement, while the Chair's Award on Global Green Building Entrepreneurship is presented to individuals or entities whose contribution to the global green building movement has been shown to be unique, innovative and entrepreneurial.

 

Previous winners

 

WorldGBC Chair’s Award

2019-2020

Elizabeth Wangeci Chege, co-founder WEB Limited and Chairperson of the Kenya Green Building Society.

2018

John Mandyck from United Technologies Corporation and Dr. Joseph Allen of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dan Slone, former legal counsel to WorldGBC and founder of Vertical Vision PLC.

2017

Romilly Madew, CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia

2016

Rick Fedrizzi, CEO of The International WELL Building Institute and Former CEO of the US Green Building Council

2015

Paul King, Managing Director of Sustainability at Lendlease, and former CEO of the UK Green Building Council

Edward Mazria, founder and CEO of Architecture 2030

Dr John Keung, CEO of the Singapore Building and Construction Authority

2014

Qiu Bao Xing, former Executive Vice Minister with the Chinese Government’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

Tony Arnel, Global Director of Sustainability at Norman Disney & Young (NDY)

Alejandro Aravena, Chilean architect and executive director of the firm ELEMENTAL S.A

2013

Cameron Sinclair, Co-Founder of Architecture for Humanity

Dr Ray Cole, respected expert on green building rating systems and a professor and former director of the University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. 

2012

Sir Tim Smit KBE, Executive Vice Chairman and Co-founder of the Eden Project

Duygu Erten, ÇEDBİK (Turkish Green Building Council)

Mirna Terenziani, Green Building Council movement in Italy

Sadek Owainati, Former Chair of Emirates GBC and Founding Chair of the WorldGBC MENA Regional Network. 

Rachel Gutter, Director, Centre for Green Schools

Nicola Milne, founding CEO of the Green Building Council of South Africa

 

WorldGBC Chair's Award on Global Green Building Entrepreneurship

2019-2020

Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool and accepted by the co-creator of the tool, Stacy Smedley—Executive Director of Building Transparency, Director of Sustainability, Skanska USA.

 

 

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Each year, WorldGBC presents two major awards recognising the contributions of individuals and organisations to the global green building movement: the WorldGBC Chair’s Award and the Chair's Award on Global Green Building Entrepreneurship.

The Chair's Award is given to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the global green building movement, while the Chair's Award on Global Green Building Entrepreneurship is presented to individuals or entities whose contribution to the global green building movement has been shown to be unique, innovative and entrepreneurial.

 

Previous winners

 

WorldGBC Chair’s Award

2019-2020

Elizabeth Wangeci Chege, co-founder WEB Limited and Chairperson of the Kenya Green Building Society.

2018

John Mandyck from United Technologies Corporation and Dr. Joseph Allen of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dan Slone, former legal counsel to WorldGBC and founder of Vertical Vision PLC.

2017

Romilly Madew, CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia

2016

Rick Fedrizzi, CEO of The International WELL Building Institute and Former CEO of the US Green Building Council

2015

Paul King, Managing Director of Sustainability at Lendlease, and former CEO of the UK Green Building Council

Edward Mazria, founder and CEO of Architecture 2030

Dr John Keung, CEO of the Singapore Building and Construction Authority

2014

Qiu Bao Xing, former Executive Vice Minister with the Chinese Government’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

Tony Arnel, Global Director of Sustainability at Norman Disney & Young (NDY)

Alejandro Aravena, Chilean architect and executive director of the firm ELEMENTAL S.A

2013

Cameron Sinclair, Co-Founder of Architecture for Humanity

Dr Ray Cole, respected expert on green building rating systems and a professor and former director of the University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. 

2012

Sir Tim Smit KBE, Executive Vice Chairman and Co-founder of the Eden Project

Duygu Erten, ÇEDBİK (Turkish Green Building Council)

Mirna Terenziani, Green Building Council movement in Italy

Sadek Owainati, Former Chair of Emirates GBC and Founding Chair of the WorldGBC MENA Regional Network. 

Rachel Gutter, Director, Centre for Green Schools

Nicola Milne, founding CEO of the Green Building Council of South Africa

 

WorldGBC Chair's Award on Global Green Building Entrepreneurship

2019-2020

Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool and accepted by the co-creator of the tool, Stacy Smedley—Executive Director of Building Transparency, Director of Sustainability, Skanska USA.

 

 

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