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Green Architectural Practice of the Year

Green Architectural Practice of the Year

This award recognises the architectural practice on the island of Ireland that can best demonstrate a commitment to sustainability. This can be through a reduced carbon footprint, a change process within the organisation, a new partnership that demonstrates tangible evidence of environmental benefit or the use of energy saving products and methods.


Entry is by a 5 A4 page submission: the judges ask you to address the key criteria set out below in a clear manner, laying out any additional information – photos, plans, drawings, tables, graphics, videos etc. - so that it is clear and easy to understand.


  • Initiative outline: Describe the sustainability efforts in place within your organisation. Do you have any accreditation, benchmarking, or external validation?

  • Commitment: What commitment has been made to staff training and communication of the initiative? What is the level of senior management buy in? Does it form a central part of the culture?

  • Sustainable Materials: Describe the efforts your organisation has made to source local, Irish, and sustainable products and services.

  • Energy: Describe the steps your organisation has taken to improve energy efficiency, increase use of renewables and/or reduce emissions (direct and indirect).

  • Waste: Describe the steps taken to reduce waste (including water) within your organisation. Have you demonstrated a reduction of waste landfill materials and the recycling of materials and resources?

  • Outcomes & results: What have been the practical benefits of the initiative? Show measurable outcomes, with comparisons to previous years where possible.

  • Please include any other statements or facts that support your entry.