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Creating public demand for green buildings 2014

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Proposal creation

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Mar 9, 2014 08:00 EDT - Jul 20, 2014 11:59 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
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Jul 21, 2014 12:00 EDT - Aug 5, 2014 08:00 EDT
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Aug 5, 2014 08:01 EDT - Aug 16, 2014 11:59 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Aug 16, 2014 08:00 EDT - Sep 3, 2014 12:59 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Sep 3, 2014 12:00 EDT - Oct 2, 2014 12:00 EDT
Winners awarded
Winners are announced for the Judges’ and Popular Choice Awards

Oct 2, 2014 12:01 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
Bring cities to energy independence through carbon, energy and cost neutrality.
Create a real-estate platform backed by unexpected adds, optimized for searching and displaying green properties or potential ones.
LiveSMART/Green Pages: Inspires, activates, and connects thousands to their local green scene and actions that move the sustainable needle
We want to promote the green building benefits that mainstream people actually care about & connect people with great local green builders.
The informative and innovative App shows your personal consumption along with potential savings, while comparing it to your neighbors.
Green Spot Project: informs with real-time data, empowers through participation, and greens your space by tracking positive progress
Make green buildings more focused on the immediate, local public good. Introduce an Outdoor (Public) Environmental Quality category.
@DetroitGreenMap helps you reduce your pollution, save costs, and promote healthy communities! Grow #Detroit's Green Economy!
How do we create the change we want to see? Empowering everyone through community pride, economic democracy, and grass roots innovation
Creating Demand for Green Buildings through fiscal incentives, changes in policies and regulatory measures.
Pitching to networks requires a sizzle reel/pilot. Be trend-setters & taste-makers with us by teaching viewers green building technologies.
This project makes the green building supply chain visible to the broad general audience by developing a sustainable mosaic ecolabel system
greEntrance – a device for real estate mangers to find the most efficient green building rating system for their individual needs.
It is possible to bring manufacturers and suppliers to support cost of engineering service for household and non profit organizations
Construction companies should step into the growing green bulling industry to achieve sustainable and profitable growth urging for a demand.
What "POWERFUL TAMBOURINES" would compel the public to view green buildings as "Green Carrots"?
Prove by calculate absorbCO2/creatO2 of plants before/after we build buildings . Prove environmental laws is wrong by data .
Use mass media the way mass media gets used most effectively - create a scandal.
Promoting a quite abstract topic with activities many people like: Architectural photography and sightseeing at day and at night.
A new and special perspective: Discover the commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability together with classic touristic sights.
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.
A collective app enables tenants worldwide to start an active adjustement of climate change by dropping heat energy consumption in own flats
Dense neighbourhoods on average have lower GHG emissions than suburbs but as cities densify, community opposition must be addressed.
Account No Waste Things as IOE to the future by tracking globally, mapping Eco technology and global resources on No Waste Principle
The famous architects and schools of architecture need to support the creation of an international standard's board for modular houses.
A touching Hollywood movie with top movie stars, addressing the green buildings subject; actors will also become green building embassadors
Mineral rights exist separately from property rights, perhaps a similar distinction can separate ownership of a house its roof.
Public, real-time energy consumption and cost calculator signs, displayed in visibly conspicuous locations on or in all public buildings.
A Mobile Van with green buildings technologies will drive weekends and week-nights thru communities showcasing these technologies in homes.
Post billboards that show a building behind them through a "reality" lens, through the "Earth's glasses." Place ads in major polluted cities