Sustainable Construction Awards IV EDITION. 20011-2012
Awards. IV Edition 2011-2012, aims to distinguish those projects and
building actions carried out during the period defined in this call
which contribute innovative feature in Castilla y Leon and improvement
of their sustainable performance, in order to be considered as
Sustainable Construction benchmarks for all the rest of our region's
The Awards, also, aim to promote the sustainable construction among all
the actors involved, so it would become a common practice in the
All projects and building
actions developed until 30th of December 2010 could present their
candidature for the Award. These candidatures could be presented for new
construction, restoration or refurbishment / renovation in each of the
categories listed below and, at the moment of the registration, they
must be completely built or must have finished the executive project
It will require the submission of all documentation and have no debts
with the Public Administration.
All the awarded teams in the General Category, must provided the
compromise from all the actors involved in the project, in order to
facilitate the visit, inspection and access to the project and building
data that could be considered necessary to verify the input data
provided at the presentation of the proposals, and at least during the
next 18 months after the conclusion of the building. The Non-acceptance
of this compromise or failure to comply will lead to the withdrawal of
the status of winner or the prize itself if this has already been
The participant team may
submit their application electronically, by completing the form
available on the web site of the Award:
www.premioconstruccionsostenible.es until March 30, 2012, which will be
received by the Technical Secretariat of the Award.
The registration form must be submitted duly completed, which will
include data of the building and all stakeholders involved in the
The date of submission of additional documentation of the registered
projects would end the 30 of March 2012. Until that date must be
provided a complete copy of the project description and plans must be
provided, as well as the detailed budget, materials Quality report and
any additional information it deems relevant to its environmental
aspects, all in electronic form. It will be delivered all the technical
data of the building and a short description of the significant aspects
of environmental improvement embodied in the project, according to the
questionnaire for data collection developed for this purpose.
These data will be sent to The Technical Secretariat of Sustainable
Construction Awards of Castilla y Leon.
All the projects included
in one of the following categories could present their candidature for
CASTILLA Y LEON
- Single- family
- Multi- familY Residential
- Administrative and public
- Facilities and other uses
- Castilla y León
- International Honour Award
1. General Category
The participating candidates in the General Category will be assessed by
the Technical Secretariat of the Award using a tool for environmental
assessment of buildings. This tool will make a preliminary evaluation of
candidates allowing the selection of the finalists, using the SELECTAS
data provided by the contestants.
Once the finalists for each category have been selected, experts from
Technical Secretariat would conduct an interview with the authors and
collect the information needed to undertake the final evaluation of the
After the evaluation, the Technical Secretariat will conduct a "Technical
Assessment report” of each application and present it to the jury along
with the panels or models made by the finalists, which will issue its
ruling in the light of innovation, improvement, impact and promotion of
sustainable construction in our Region.
After candidates have to submit the technical documentation of projects,
the Technical Secretariat, the Technical Secretariat will evaluate the
candidate projects using a software tool for environmental assessment of
buildings, which will be presented to the Technical Committee. It is
composed by a group of experts in sustainable construction, they will
select three finalists in each category.
If necessary, the number of finalists could be expanded. This extension
must be approved by the Department of Development and Environment of the
Junta de Castilla y Leon.
Once selected the finalists in each category, technicians of the
Technical Secretariat will interview the authors of the project to
verify the results of project evaluation
Where deemed appropriate and if the number of participants is high, the
number of finalists could be increased. This must be approved by the
Junta de Castilla y Leon Departments of Development and Environment.
Following the disclosure of their status as finalists, they will have 3
months to present display panels of the work in DIN A-1 and DIN-3 format,
on rigid support to facilitate their exhibition. They shall also submit
a CD with the scanned documents into DWG or DXF and JPG if there are
The contestant must take into account that the work submitted might be
published in DIN A-4 size, which required the highest possible quality,
both in the graphical representation as in the photograph.
Submissions that do not comply with the purpose and presentation of
these terms of Reference will be rejected.
2. Special Category
For the evaluation of the “Castilla y Leon” International Award,
Building Professional and Business Associations in Castilla y Leon will
be invited to present their candidatures for nomination.
The evaluation of the International Honour Award will be from the
proposals of professional and business associations at national or
The jury would make the final decision to award the prizes at the
meeting to be held according to the planning of these Terms of Reference.
After the evaluation, the
Technical Secretariat will conduct a "Technical Assessment report” of
each application and present it to the jury along with the panels or
models made by the finalists, which will issue its ruling in the light
of innovation, improvement, impact and promotion of sustainable
construction in our Region.
The Jury is composed as follows:
Regional Minister of Junta de Castilla y Leon Department of Development
and Environment or person he delegates.
- 3 representatives of General Direction of Housing, Architecture and
Urbanism of Department of Development and Environment of Junta de
Castilla y Leon
- 3 representatives of General Direction of Quality and Environmental
Sustainability of Department of Development and Environment of Junta de
Castilla y Leon.
- President of the East Castilla y Leon Architects Council, or of the
Leon Architects Council or person he delegates.
- President of the Leon Architects Council or person he delegates.
- President of the Regional Council of Official Colleges of Project
Managers and Technical Architects of Castilla y Leon or person he
- President of the Castilla y Leon Construction Confederation or person
- President of the Castilla y Leon Chamber of Contractors or person he
- President of the Castilla y Leon Construction Institute or person he
Executive Director of the Castilla y León Construction Institute, with
voice but no vote.
No member of the jury may qualify for any prize, but they could
For the constitution of the Jury will be required the presence of at
least five of its members: President, Secretary and four members. In the
event of a tie, the President vote would decide.
The discussion sessions will be held at the Department of Development
and Environment Headquarters, or other place considered appropriate by
The jury will meet on the date indicated by the president of the Jury
according to the forecast schedule included in these Terms of Reference,
in order to grant the awards, which will be final, communicating the
results to all participants in the Awards Ceremony.
The first Award would be
granted among the finalists, defining as a finalist both the design team
editor of the project and the promoter, allowing the jury to propose ex-aequo
winners, or declare it void in whole or in part. Also, upon its
criterion, the Jury may grant accesits, depending on the quality of the
papers presented to the other finalists.
The Awards will consist on:
• Sculpture, diploma and plate, able to be placed on the building.
• Plate & Diploma
The Diploma will be delivered to each of the members that make up the
project team and the promoter. The logo and the representative sculpture
of the awards may be subject to competition called by the Junta de
Castilla y Leon, at the time and form deemed appropriate.
The awards ceremony will
be held at the end of 2012, which will invite representatives of the
construction sector for dissemination.
In this act will show the panels of the finalists of the Awards with
specific mention of the winners, to be distributed to those attending
In order to get the Awards
known a dissemination plan will be carried out:
• Editing a digital brochure that summarizes these Terms for
dissemination to stakeholders to participate in Sustainable Construction
• Editing a digital catalog with all the finalists selected, using the
supplied material, which will be disseminated to the sector.