HOW TO MAKE YOUR SUBMISSION
STEP 1 Complete the form below giving your name, company name, address, contact details, etc.
STEP 2 Upload an A4-format PDF document of not more than 10 pages – incorporating the Submission Requirements as detailed below – and upload it along with the project name and details, as indicated.
- Buildings with construction completion by the time of submission.
- The assessors’ decision is final on the eligibility of submitted projects.
- Entrants must provide drawings, photographs and text to illustrate the concept, idea, functional strategy and physical execution of the submitted building in a meaningful and clear manner;
- A minimum of six full-colour photographs which give clear and comprehensive views in context, and in design detail and execution.
- A descriptive text of not more than 800 words explaining the project must be submitted. The text shall address the following topics:
- Project overview and approach to sustainability including client brief, architectural as well as engineering design concept that demonstrate net zero ambition. (The submission needs to include at minimum the architectural and engineering concept in relation to Net Zero, but can also include construction and material/ equipment considerations)
- Energy and carbon reduction measures and usage predictions
- Innovative approaches to energy and carbon reduction
- Life cycle assessments, certifications, ratings (note, include certificates for any certifications achieved. For certifications targeted but not a chieved yet (such as LEED or WELL) include project’s registration number)
What the judges are looking for
The European Union seeks to be Carbon Neutral by 2050. To achieve that goal we need to move from aspiration to action. We need insightful design, appropriate technology, knowledge, information and imagination so we all work together if Ireland is to achieve its climate change goals.
We need significant carbon and methane reduction, and energy conservation, to develop viable renewables, recycle building materials and waste, and reach new levels of environmental and economic viability through a circular economy.
The Towards NetZero Awards were devised to encourage that process and the assessors — led by panel Chairman, Michael Curran, CIBSE Ireland — will look for submissions that transcend the purely functional and prosaic, that rise above basic utility to achieve a poetic pragmatism that distinguishes what is essential from that which is expendable.