BEX International Awards 2008: Building a greener future

The BEX 2008 International Awards celebrate excellence in the Built Environment. The commitment of the industry to the themes of Sustainability, Innovation, Collaboration and Efficiency is reflected through 8 categories judged by an international panel of leading experts. The BEX exchange takes place from 22nd-25th June, 2008, at the Hilton and Sorolla Palace Hotels in Valencia, Spain. This year's Awards will be hosted at the Annual BEX Gala Dinner which will take place on Tuesday 24th June. Entries are currently being accepted; the closing date for submissions is 12th May.

Last year's awards winners.

BEX International Awards 2007

Bex International awards 2007
The built environment accounts for more than 45% of carbon emissions worldwide. Global awareness of the catastrophic impacts of climate change is the dominant issue driving innovation in the search for greater productivity and efficiency worldwide. Today the race is on to accelerate the transformation of the global property industry towards sustainability through the adoption of environmentally and socially responsible building practices worldwide. The search for integrated innovative sustainable solutions can only be achieved by adopting an approach which crosses national and professional boundaries. By bringing together all stakeholders across the supply chain in an international exchange of information and expertise BEX enables a collaborative action in tackling these problems.

BEX is an action oriented forum which places business meetings and not power-point presentations at its heart. A program of pre-selected mutually agreed one to one meetings are combined with an outstanding conference and numerous other networking opportunities. It is a format created to ensure that learning and action work hand in hand.

Previous winners include HOK International Limited for the Al Ain Emarat, UAE; AYH plc for the Emirates Stadium; Bovis Lend Lease (Spain) for Distrito C. Telefonica, and Agence Jacques Ferrier Architects for Hypergreen.

Confirmed judges for this year's panel include:

- Kevin Hydes

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