Wege Prize announces 15 semifinalist student teams for global student innovation competition, with participants from 23 countries, including Mozambique, Costa Rica, China, the U.K. and Canada
March 18, 2023
A shortlist of 15 sustainability innovations announced for Wege Prize ’23 offer real-world solutions to pressing challenges such as plastics pollution, hunger and agricultural waste, as they also open bright horizons for the future circular economy.
Buro Happold, a leader in creating long-term action plans to achieve sustainability goals for worldwide institutions, companies and municipalities, has recently completed a set of sustainability guidelines for environmental design and construction performance for the University of Southern California.
Following years of fundraising, design and construction to implement the first phase of a new master plan, the sanctuary renovation of a beloved synagogue in Scarsdale, New York, is finally complete, welcoming worshippers back to regular services in a completely reimagined sunlit sanctuary.
Exemplifying sustainable design and leadership, the York Region Municipality’s new Administrative Centre Annex at 17150 Yonge Street in Newmarket, Ontario, recently earned LEED Gold certification by the Canada Green Building Council.
A symbol of downtown Edmonton’s renaissance, Enbridge Centre’s Class AA 575,500-square-foot office building earned LEED Gold certification for Commercial Interiors through the Canada Green Building Council. Continuing to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability, the property also earned LEED Platinum, the highest level of certification, for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance.
Providing a collaborative, effective and sustainably designed workspace for Waste Management Inc.’s nearly 2,000 Houston-area employees, its new headquarters has earned U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED v4 Platinum for Commercial Interiors.
Underscoring the design firm’s expanding commitment to sustainable design, the national architecture and interiors leader Dyer Brown has just unveiled a new 18,000-square-foot headquarters in Boston for repeat client Sappi North America, the leading eco-conscious producer of wood fiber products.