Have you been involved in a sustainable building? Are you currently working on a new green development? If so, we want to hear from you.
The CPRE Hampshire Countryside Awards scheme has announced a new category for 2014, ‘Green Buildings’, sponsored by Radian. They are inviting entries from local architects, developers, housing association and renewable energy companies who want to showcase their examples of good environmental practice in building design and construction.
This growing, vibrant awards scheme is run by the Hampshire Branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE Hampshire), a charity that stands up for the Hampshire countryside. There are now four categories of entry:- Rural Enterprise, Youth, Community/Voluntary and Green Buildings.
Andrea Smith, Director of Development & New Business at Radian said:
“Alongside developing housing for local people, we hold similar values to CPRE in our common goal of developing sustainable communities through community development as well as through bricks and mortar. Radian has a long standing connection with innovation and sustainability both in refurbished and new build properties, and so we are proud to be sponsors of this new award for ‘Green Buildings’.”
The judges will be looking for buildings which maximise the use of eco-technologies, enhance the nature of rural settlements, projects that employ local craftsman, and structures that help people connect or reconnect with green spaces and/or the countryside. They are interested in larger developments which show creative use of brownfield land and/or regeneration of existing buildings and those that use density to maximise the use of available land.
This is your chance to showcase your building or development. Simply by entering you are rewarded for your efforts and receive some publicity for your company and future activities. All shortlisted entrants will be invited to an awards ceremony in September, with the opportunity for a free display stand and associated publicity.
The criteria are simple and the form is easy to fill out. It can be completed online here. Buildings or projects must be within Hampshire. They must also have been completed within three years of the closing date of application (between August 2011 – August 2014).