IVANIC - GRAD a small city with big ambitions
Although Ivanic-Grad is a neighbour of Zagreb, this city of 16,000 inhabitants is not being overshadowed by the capital. Already a finalist in this year’s mobility week award by winning this year’s Towards Class A award they have finally achieved just rewards for their efforts.
“Ivanic-Grad is now an example of the leading role they play in communicating their buildings energy performances even before becoming a member of the European Union.”
Towards Class A Awards 2010 Jury
This year, fifteen cities from nine countries competed for the Award. For the first time in the history of the Prize, two series of evaluations took place. The first one took place in early April, where six finalists were chosen. These finalists were invited to the second round, the morning of the 28th of April, in front an international jury, to defend personally their applications. This meeting of the finalists with the Jury made the competition more interested and rich.
The city of Ivanic-Grad, Croatia, was awarded with the First Place. About this candidate, the Jury expressed ‘to be impressed by the total inclusion of this campaign - from public to private buildings involving media; users and the citizens of the area including children and politicians. The mayor is now completely involved in the campaign and knows the Display label by heart and revels in presenting the label’.
The Jury ‘liked the range of supporting materials that have been introduced especially the manual for teachers and the establishment of an energy efficiency info centre that shows low energy appliances for homes’. Finally, the Jury said that, by winning the Award, Ivanic-Grad is an example of the leading role they play in communicating their buildings energy performances even before they are a member of the European Union.
The First Prize, a Light Audit for a school building, was offered by Philips Lighting. The Second Place, a thermo-graphic camera, went to the application of Pays de Rennes ((FR) and the third prize, 100 Aquaclic® water saving devices, was awarded to the city of Zürich (CH).