Awards and Nominations for the S-HOUSE

Global 100 Eco Tech Award, Expo 2005 Japan

The Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition and Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. have organized the Global 100 Eco-Tech Awards program which commends 100 global environmental technologies that contributes significantly to the resolution of global environmental problems and to the creation of a sustainable future. Dr. Jiro Kondo, professor emeritus of The University of Tokyo, selected 100 environmental technologies among 236 technology nominees which were proposed by the Expo 2005 official participants including foreign governments and international organizations, Japanese local governments and the screening committee members, based on the following criteria:

1) Extent of contribution to resolution of global environmental problems and realization of a sustainable future
2) Novelty appropriate to society in the 21st century
3) Universality that makes the technology useful in different societies

Under the Expo2005 theme of "Wisdom of Nature" "Global 100 Eco-Tech Awards" aims first to strongly push the roles and potential of the technologies that can make real this coexistence of humankind and Earth, and second to popularize global environment technology and promote research and development. The awards will help uncover and give praise to the global environment technologies that are contributing to our world.

The number of award-winning technologies: 100

more infos: Global 100 Eco Tech Award

Energy Globe Vienna, Vienna

"It is our duty and responsibility to make sure that in the future our young people find an environment that is worthy to live." This was the driving force that made Mr. Wolfgang Neumann 7 years ago start the "World Award for Sustainability", today's most prestigious and acknowledged environmental award. The ENERGY GLOBE aims at informing the international public about as many sustainable projects as possible, which are reproducible.
The ENERGY GLOBE is awarded to projects from all over the world which make careful and economical use of resources and employ alternative energy sources. The winning projects are presented in the categories earth, fire, water, air and youth at a tv gala, which is broadcast by international TV stations reaching 2.5 billion households. Every year, about 700 projects from all over the world are submitted in the ENERGY GLOBE Award competition.

Ökoprofit Wien (a Viennese recognition for acting environmentally friendly

EcoBusinessPlan Vienna - The Environmental Service Package of the City of Vienna
Environmental Protection (Municipal Department 22)
The EcoBusinessPlan Vienna was launched in 1998 by the Vienna City Administration, Municipal Department for Environmental Protection. To date, 500 enterprises have participated in the EcoBusinessPlan, implementing more than 9.000 environmental projects and actions. Through appropriate environmental management practices, these enterprises have been able to generate substantial cost savings totalling about EUR 30 million.
The EcoBusinessPlan Vienna aims to:
- Reduce adverse environmental impacts of economic activity through integrated environmental protection strategies
- Improve the competitive position of Viennese businesses through more efficient use of resources (making full use of innovative potentials and cost saving opportunities), sustaining employment over the medium term
- Strengthen the advisory component in the relationship between the city administration and private sector enterprises
- Contribute to the sustainable development of the City of Vienna
- Support the exchange of information, nationally and internationally, with city administrations and enterprises running similar programmes
- Extend and support environmental protection efforts both nationally and internationally
- Contribute to de-coupling economic growth from resource consumption and environmental damage


ÖkoBusinessPlan goes international

An important advantage of the EcoBusinessPlan Vienna is that it is transferable in part or as a whole and can thus be implemented in other regions or countries. In 2004, five federal provinces of Austria (Lower Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Vorarlberg and Upper Austria) started to cooperate with the EcoBusinessPlan. The new cooperation partners began using the database and will develop it further together with the EcoBusinessPlan Vienna. The European Union has supported the EcoBusinessPlan Vienna with EUR 674.000. These funds were granted within the framework of the INTERREG IIIA project "Wien-Györ". The capital of Greece, Athens, and India's fourth-largest city, Chennai (Madras), want to develop EcoBusinessPlans of their own modelled on Vienna's programme.
International recognition
UN Habitat has included the EcoBusinessPlan Vienna in its Best Practices Database which lists the best sustainability projects worldwide.
The EU Commission also regards the Environmental Service Package of the City of Vienna as an example of best practice.

Ökobusinessplan Wien

Umweltpreis der Stadt Wien (nominated)

The City of Vienna is awarding every year the "Umweltpreis der Stadt Wien" - an award for environmental friendly projects.

Umweltpreis der Stadt Wien

Meilenstein - Dr. Erwin Pröll Zukunftspreis 2006

For outstanding projects and innovations in Lower Austria in the categories:
Quality of life
Consistence with nature and neighbourhood


R.I.O. Award - Innovationspreis 2006

R.I.O. is standing for: R - reducing resource consumption, I- innovation implementation, O- optimization
The R.I.O. Award is awarding future - companies which are establishing for a resource slim economy.

Rio Award

Austrian national award for Architecture and Sustainability 2006

The Austrian ministry for agriculture, forestry, environment and water management accorded the Austrian national award for Architecture and Sustainability first time in 2006.


Best of the Best LIFE Environment Projects 2006

The EU Member States represented on the LIFE Committee, together with the LIFE Unit, have identified the 21 Best LIFE-Environment projects completed during 2005 and early 2006.

This, the second Best LIFE-Environment projects' exercise, follows on from a lengthy identification and evaluation process based on a set of best practice criteria, developed by EU Member States in collaboration with the European Commission. The projects, from across the EU-25, cover all of LIFE-Environment's main themes: land-use development and planning; water management; minimising the impact of economic activities; waste management, and Integrated Product Policy.
An online brochure has been published on the best 21 LIFE-Environment projects.

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