The David Gottfried Global Green Building Entrepreneurship Award has been presented to Brazilian architect Siegbert Zanettini.

Professor Siegbert Zanettini is a pioneer in the use of new clean technologies and building systems and won for his “contribution to the development and growth of Brazil’s sustainable construction sector”, Mr Gottfried said.

Professor Zanettini has worked on more than 1200 projects, from offices and schools, to hospitals and sports arenas, and his sustainability principles are now widely used throughout the region,” he said.

The award was presented during the annual WorldGBC and Lend Lease reception, held as part of the US Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This year marks the 10 anniversary since the WorldGBC’s establishment in 2002.