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Ashden Awards UK 2013 shortlist announced

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The winner of the 2013 Ashden awards will receive £20,000 in prize money and support to realise their proposals

12 projects have been shortlisted for this year’s Ashden Awards which aim to recognise organisations that deliver sustainable energy at a local level.

Aiming to promote projects which show great social, economic and environmental benefits, the awards is a platform for proposals from ground-breaking green energy champions from the UK to inspire others with their work.

Four winners will be chosen of which the first winner will receive £20,000 in prize money as well as business support, access to investors and a platform to build their profile. Each of the other winners will receive £10,000 as prize money.

Finalists will be announced in May 2013 and awards will be made on 20 June 2013.

Among the shortlisted entries were:

Breathing Buildings

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Breathing Buildings has been shortlisted for their use of natural ventilation to reduce energy bills. The company was formed following research into low energy stack ventilation systems at the University of Cambridge.

Sustainable Energy Academy and United House

Superhomes

The Sustainable Energy Academy is a charity that aims to build a network of SuperHomes with at least one eco home, easily accessible to everyone in the country. The organisation promotes research into technology and processes which reduce the time and cost of implementing whole-house retrofits.

United House specialises in the new build and refurbishment of social housing, urban regeneration, private residential development and the delivery of Public Private Partnership projects.

Monodraught

Ashden awards

Monodraught is a manufacturer of natural ventilation, natural daylight and natural cooling systems for low energy buildings. They have been shortlisted in the Ashden Awards for their low energy air conditioning products.

The Ashden Awards judging panel includes Professor Paul Ekins, Professor of Energy and Environment Policy of the UCL Energy Institute, Andrew Simms of the New Economics Foundation, Dominic Brain of Christian Aid and Habiba Gitay, climate adaption expert at the World Bank.

The 2012 Ashden Awards were won by the National Trust Wales region.

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