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
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
- 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
- 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.
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.
Umweltpreis der Stadt Wien (nominated)
The City of Vienna is awarding every year the "Umweltpreis
der Stadt Wien" - an award for environmental friendly projects.
der Stadt Wien
Meilenstein - Dr. Erwin Pröll Zukunftspreis 2006
For outstanding projects and innovations in Lower Austria in the
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.
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
An online brochure has been published on the best
21 LIFE-Environment projects.