Highland games - Communication and energy efficiency rewarded
On Thursday the 23rd of April in Brussels Highland Council (Scotland) received the Display® Towards Class A award. The 2009 awards were presented at the Gala dinner of the Energie-Cités and Climate Alliance conference titled “3x20 – Play the Game”. More than 300 delegates from local authorities all over Europe were present to see the winners receive their awards. First prize winners, Highland Council convinced the jury with their intensive internal communication, strong external promotional activities and effective marketing strategy that allowed for the involvement of a wide variety of citizens’ groups. The second and third prizes went to Pamplona (Spain) and Lviv (Ukraine) respectively.
This year’s first prize is the ecoDriverTM sustainability information management system that captures sustainability data and presents performance information in a variety of ways, for different audiences. Vincent Berutto, representing the European Commission’s EACI agency, was at hand to congratulate the winners and present them with their prizes and Anna Jaskula as representative of the award jury underlined the excellent quality of all applications received and encouraged the Display team to give the activities of the winning cities a high visibility.
To read more about Highland’s press, please click here.
The Display® “TCA” Award forms part of the European Display® Campaign which encourages municipalities to make the energy performance of their buildings publicly known. Currently, more than 350 towns and cities are participating in the initiative to reduce water, energy and CO2 values of their buildings. They have already registered more than 10,000 buildings using the on-line calculation tool which generates the informative Display® poster.
The Display “TCA” Award is open to all municipalities and local authorities throughout Europe and in 2010 will be open to private sector companies. The Award recognises best municipal communication activities and will raise the awareness of building users about energy and water consumption, as well as the CO2 emissions.
Click here to view the presentation of the 2009 finalists.
The next call for applications will be in late 2009.
The jury members in 2009 were:
Bo Frank, Mayor of Växjö
George Ohana, Lausanne - TCA winner 2007
David Willans, Futerra
Anna Jaskula, Deputy Director PNEC Poland
Dorien van der Weelen, Philips lighting
If you have any question concerning the award or the campaign please contact Ian Turner.
Click here to see the finalists in 2007 and 2006.