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Winners 2012

It started smart, in 2012

When it comes to the sustainability you have in your own hands, about leaving the smallest carbon footprints, you could talk about it for ever.

We wanted to do something about it.

So it’s back again this year: the competition with the Green Mind Award for ‘smart thinking’ as first prize. You think up a good, environmental plan – and the University of Groningen will implement it. It might come at a cost. But it’s going to produce results. That’s something we think deserves an honourable Award – and an iPAD for the winners.

Conditions: take care of more sustainability inside our buildings or our work practices.

The Rules?

Curious about the rules? Visit the website about this year's rules.

And the winner was . . .

That’s how the first edition of the Green Mind Award competition ended. High expectations, and all of them surpassed. Not just one main winner, but two. So clever, it would have been a disgrace not to recognise them. These brilliant environmental plans won the prizes:

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  1. First prize: Bernouilliborg The sustainable Building
    Conceived by: Tuan Ank Nguyen and Faris Nizamic.
    An extremely comprehensive project with advantages such as water conservation, responsible waste recycling, smart reduction in electricity consumption and intelligent lighting.
    The proposal by Faris Nizamic and Tuan Anh Nguyen

  2. Second prize: Showering for the Climate.
    Conceived by: Chamon Suresh Gopal and Johannes Wilbertz.
    Sustainable showering using a solar-heated water supply in the RUG Sports Centre.
    Rightly awarded but not fully implemented; the return on investment escalated – for various reasons – to at least 20 years, something that the initiators and the jury could not have been aware of at the ceremony.
    The proposal by Johannes Wilbertz and Chamon Suresh Gopal (pdf)


  3. Third prize: Solar Umbrellas.
    Conceived by: Prof. Dr. Antoinetta Maria Loi.
    Shade which generates new energy. Three parasols with solar collectors have been installed on the Zernike Campus, the ‘receivers’ are constructed from highly efficient materials.

Want to know more?

Read the Progress Report of the winning GreenMindAward projects.

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