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Creating public demand for green buildings 2014

Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Mar 9, 2014 EDT - Jul 20, 2014 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

Jul 21, 2014 EDT - Aug 5, 2014 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

Aug 5, 2014 EDT - Aug 16, 2014 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Aug 16, 2014 EDT - Sep 3, 2014 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Sep 3, 2014 EDT - Oct 2, 2014 EDT
Winners awarded
Winners are announced for the Judges’ and Popular Choice Awards

Oct 2, 2014 EDT
How can we empower the public and communities to build awareness and demand for green buildings?

Buildings remain one of the key producers of greenhouse gases contributing to global warming. Green buildings mitigate the negatives of traditional buildings, but the stakeholders defining the green building conversation have largely been industry groups and governments, with the public largely being absent and out of focus. The World Green Building Council seeks your ideas for engaging the hearts and minds of the public to increase awareness on green buildings and their benefits, to create a demand for them across a broad spectrum of communities and occupants – and make the green building movement a mainstream conversation. Click here for contest details.


32  Proposals

Proposal name

3D Print Hempcrete- The People will not know what they want until they see it...Order of Treemasons

Creating Stakeholders with Eco-ArtCALPAA, Inc

How do we create the change we want to see? Empowering everyone through community pride, economic democracy, and grass roots innovation

Promoting Green Buildings in BangladeshUtopians

Creating Demand for Green Buildings through fiscal incentives, changes in policies and regulatory measures.

TV pilot/sizzle reel (working title: My EcoVillage or Urban Homesteaders)Gabriela Sosa

Pitching to networks requires a sizzle reel/pilot. Be trend-setters & taste-makers with us by teaching viewers green building technologies.

SUSTAINABILITY MOSAIC: Greening the Building Supply Chain one tile at a timeCenter4BldgResearch

This project makes the green building supply chain visible to the broad general audience by developing a sustainable mosaic ecolabel system

greEntrance – The Gateway to Green BuildingTeam greEntrance

greEntrance – a device for real estate mangers to find the most efficient green building rating system for their individual needs.

Titre :Free engineering services for household and Non Profit OrganizationMahalmadane Toure

It is possible to bring manufacturers and suppliers to support cost of engineering service for household and non profit organizations

Companies to offer green solutions to clients as a profitable company strategyStefan Mudalige

Construction companies should step into the growing green bulling industry to achieve sustainable and profitable growth urging for a demand.

Bringing Home the Green CarrotNeerada Poduval and 1 other

What "POWERFUL TAMBOURINES" would compel the public to view green buildings as "Green Carrots"?

Global Serious Errors of Design and Environmental , Green Standard of the WorldHuynh Phu Dat

Prove by calculate absorbCO2/creatO2 of plants before/after we build buildings . Prove environmental laws is wrong by data .

Media ScandalTeam Jill

Use mass media the way mass media gets used most effectively - create a scandal.

Workshops: Photography + information about energy efficiency + city toursBGS + EM

Promoting a quite abstract topic with activities many people like: Architectural photography and sightseeing at day and at night.

Travel-Guides: Explore cities/regions with perfect examples of energy efficiencyBGS

A new and special perspective: Discover the commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability together with classic touristic sights.

Pay Yourself: $0 Capital Cost Solar Energy Heating, Cooling, and Hot WaterBruce Gray

Today we can finance new Solar Heat Pumps at $0 upfront cost, paid for by energy savings in massive scale. Pay yourself - not the utility.

myflat - collective mobile app to enable anyone to drop energy consumptionGreen with IT

A collective app enables tenants worldwide to start an active adjustement of climate change by dropping heat energy consumption in own flats

The political marketing of urban densificationNancy Cruz

Dense neighbourhoods on average have lower GHG emissions than suburbs but as cities densify, community opposition must be addressed.

Global Green TrackILikeGreen

Account No Waste Things as IOE to the future by tracking globally, mapping Eco technology and global resources on No Waste Principle

Model homesBrook Seaton

The famous architects and schools of architecture need to support the creation of an international standard's board for modular houses.

Making a Hollywood movie that addresses the subject, with follow-up toursZiad Haddad

A touching Hollywood movie with top movie stars, addressing the green buildings subject; actors will also become green building embassadors

Roof rights for solar powerBrook Seaton

Mineral rights exist separately from property rights, perhaps a similar distinction can separate ownership of a house its roof.

PV Solar required for commercial & private structures as part of Building Codes:PV Solar

Public Energy Signs for all Public BuildingsJason Baker

Public, real-time energy consumption and cost calculator signs, displayed in visibly conspicuous locations on or in all public buildings.

Mobile Van ShowcaseNabil Hourani

A Mobile Van with green buildings technologies will drive weekends and week-nights thru communities showcasing these technologies in homes.

What do buildings look like through Earth's glasses?Earth's Perspective

Post billboards that show a building behind them through a "reality" lens, through the "Earth's glasses." Place ads in major polluted cities