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Three highly prestigious green building projects and a leading business which have made outstanding contributions to the sustainability of Asia Pacific’s built environment, have been announced as winners of the World Green Building Council’s regional awards.

The four winners fought off competition from nine other finalists to be crowned champions of the Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards for 2016 at a ceremony hosted by the India Green Building Council, during its annual congress, in Mumbai.

The winners are:

  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, India - Business Leadership in Sustainability category
  • Double Cove, Hong Kong - Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance (Residential) category
  • 69 Robertson Street – Floth, Australia - Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance (Commercial) category
  • Construction Industry Council – ZCB, Hong Kong - Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance (Institutional) category

The Business Leadership in Sustainability Award rewards companies that challenge 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 green building projects that set new benchmarks for sustainability (with three sub-category winners for residential, commercial and institutional buildings).

Green building projects and companies were nominated by the 15 Green Building Councils which make up the WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Network.

Terri Wills, CEO of the World Green Building Council, said: “Our Green Building Councils in the Asia Pacific Regional Network work with some of the most pioneering companies on green building and I’d like to congratulate all those projects and businesses which were put forward for the Awards.

“Four nominations really pushed the boundaries on sustainability, and in the eyes of our judges stood out as true green building leaders. They have raised the bar for others to follow and are deserved winners of the Awards.”

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC - a member of the World Bank Group) are the official Partners for this year’s Awards.

Roland Hunziker, Director of Sustainable Building Cities, at WBCSD, and Autif Sayyed, Green Building Specialist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), both sat on jury. The other jurors were Stefanos Fotiou, Director of Environment and Development, at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific; Inhee Chung, Senior Sustainability and Safeguards Specialist at the Global Green Growth Institute; C N Raghavendran, Managing Director at C.R. Narayana Rao Architects; and Phil Smith, Director of New Zealand Collingridge and Smith Architects (UK) Ltd.