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Tip #11 – LafargeHolcim Awards

The LafargeHolcim Awards seeks projects that are shining examples in terms of their …
The LafargeHolcim Awards seeks projects that are shining examples in terms of their approach to CO2 Lifecycle Assessment.

There’s a new feature in the LafargeHolcim Awards Main Category entry form. For the first time, we’re asking all Main Category entrants to provide a qualitative narrative on CO2 Lifecycle Assessment. Global greenhouse emissions must be significantly reduced in the future, and the LafargeHolcim Awards seeks projects that make a contribution toward this objective.

Considering the mandate of the Paris Climate Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (adopted 2015 and ratified 2016), what measures have been taken to reduce the CO2 emissions of your project? Please outline your thoughts on the matter in a short qualitative narrative of 800 characters (including spaces), which is around 150 words.

Your response to the CO2 Lifecycle Assessment will be part of the material reviewed by the LafargeHolcim Awards juries. The five “target issues” for sustainable construction serve as evaluation criteria for the LafargeHolcim Awards – and the CO2 Lifecycle Assessment will be factored into your project’s evaluation in terms of the “target issue” Resource and environmental performance – PLANET.

The CO2 Lifecycle Assessment is applicable ONLY for submissions in the Main Category where it is compulsory – it is NOT part of the LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation category entry form.

14 tips in 14 days

This is the eleventh instalment in our series of 14 short articles providing tips on entering the LafargeHolcim Awards competition. The 6th cycle of the international competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020 (14:00 UTC).

The Awards offer a total of USD 2 million in prize money and foreground projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials and construction technology, and related fields. How does your entry stand out from the crowd in its response to reducing greenhouse emissions in the LafargeHolcim Awards – the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design?

www.lafargeholcim-awards.org

Last Updated: January 30, 2020
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