JanuaryFebruary 2009
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Holcim Foundation
Holcim Foundation Promotes Sustainable Approaches

In 2008, the Swiss-based Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction conducted the $1.35 million regional phase of the 2nd Holcim Awards competition, and launched three publications and an online events calendar, encouraging best practice and inspiring architects, engineers and developers to adopt sustainable parameters for building projects. The global phase of the Holcim Awards competition takes place in 2009.

The Holcim Foundation conducts the Holcim Awards competition for projects and visions in sustainable construction in parallel across five regions of the world. Almost 5,000 projects from authors in 90 countries were submitted in the competition, which aims to promote sustainable responses from the building and construction industry to technological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues. The 15 winners of the gold, silver and bronze prize in each of the five regions automatically qualify for the global phase of the competition where a total of $650,000 in additional prize money is offered. MD