19 June 2012 – Outstanding contributions in sustainable development have been honoured at the annual

The World Green Building Council chairman’s awards were presented at the WorldGBC Congress, which is being held in conjunction with the Consense sustainable building conference in Stuttgart, Germany.

WorldGBC Chairman Rick Fedrizzi presented the awards to six green building leaders for their “drive, their commitment and their passion for green building”, he said.

The winners are:

  • Ms Duygu Erten, Founding Chief Executive Officer and Vice President of the Turkish Green Building Association
  • Ms Rachel Gutter, Director of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools
  • Ms Nicola Milne, Founding Chief Executive Officer of the Green Building Council of South Africa
  • Mr Sadek Owainati from the Emirates Green Building Council
  • Mr Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK
  • Ms Mirna Terenziani for her contribution to the Green Building Council Italia