Towards Class “A” Award 2011: Lille captured the first prize!
This was the 5th edition of Towards Class “A” Award. Since 2006, 48 cities from 17 countries have taken part in the Award.
This year, the Award Ceremony took place in the afternoon of April 13th in the course of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) in Brussels (BE), with Pekka Sauri, Vice President of Energy-Cities (EC) and Deputy Mayor of Helsinki (FI), announcing the winners.
Mr Sauri said: "The judging was not easy at all. All finalists had shown many positive efforts and it could go either way. With different jury, the results might be quite different too."
At the end, it was Lille (France), who proved to be one step beyond the other finalists and thanks to their unique communication campaign and activities all over the year, the French city won the Towards Class A Award 2011! The second and third prizes respectively went to Cork County (Ireland) and Velenje (Slovenia). Congratulations!
The First Prize was a giant energy certificate to be displayed in the public building chosen by the winner, to follow the footsteps of the previous award winners: Brasov and Ivanic-Grad.
With this, we closed another cycle of our Awards. Thanks to everyone that participated in this year’s award: the applicants, our sponsors, the members of the Jury, the assistants to the event and to all the other people that accompanied us during these Awards. Special thanks to Julien Hainaut (Ville de Vanves) for taking the pictures.
And once again, the clear and strong message sent by currently almost 500 “Display Towns and cities” is: By communicating your buildings performance you can achieve many positive things. You will improve your buildings performance as well as became leader of energy efficiency in public buildings in your region and country! Turn confrontation into communication!
Pictures from the event