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GBE RISE Award 2016
Leeds Sustainability Institute

GBE RISE Award 2016
Leeds Sustainability Institute 

RISE Awards 2016 Research Innovation Sustainability Enterprise

Green Building Encyclopaedia Director Brian Murphy could not attended Leeds Beckett University’s

RISE (Research Innovation Sustainability Enterprise “Celebrating Research and Development”) Awards 2016

Thursday 16 September 2016 but was delighted to read we receive the following award:

Strand 3: Sustainability
Award 7: Category: Behavioural Change

And the WINNER is Green Building Encyclopaedia

Many thanks once again for taking part in RISE Awards 2016 – we are delighted to inform you that your Green Building Encyclopaedia was deemed the Winner in Behavioural Change category. Congratulations!

Judges Comment

And now for the winning entry. The judges commented, that for a long time this company have led the field in traditional and new Passivhaus buildings in Yorkshire.  Not only do they work to ensure their building and supply chain is effective, but the encyclopaedia of product, building and design information now provides the much needed knowledge for others.

Full list of categories, posters, schemes, team photos

award7-bc-winner-gbe PDF

BrianSpecMan collected the award from Liz Schofield at Leeds Sustainability Institute

Gallery of official Photographs (3 pages) (on Flikr)

Cherry picked GBE Photos (on Flikr)

Submission Posters: See Middle column

Thank you very much to our hosts at Green Vision and the Centre for Knowledge Exchange at Leeds Beckett University.

More information

Other Winners

Heritage Award for Restoration & Retrofit

HIGHLY COMMENDED for ‘Cumberworth radical ‘whole house’ retrofit

Vision and Sustainability

HIGHLY COMMENDED for ‘Green Building Store’

Leeds Beckett University

Awards Competition Invitation

Good Morning all,

We are pleased to announce that the RISE Awards are back for a second year showcasing and rewarding the most pioneering initiatives in construction and engineering across four key strands; Research, Innovation, Sustainability and Enterprise. Organised by the same team who brought you the 2016 Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber awards, we are inviting applications now for new and innovative products, technologies, processes, projects and schemes. If it challenges the status quo, we want to hear about it!

Hosted by the Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett University, the RISE Awards are completely free to enter and submissions are encouraged from both individuals and companies working in the built environment across 12 different categories. With awards for industry leaders in energy efficiency, exemplary research, BIM, retrofit, social sustainability and more up for grabs we are sure there is a category for you! Previous winners have come from a vast array of environments, specialisms, companies and backgrounds – what matters to us is that entrants display the passion and dedication to do things better, pushing our industry forward and driving up standards.

The closing date for submissions is 1st September with the winners being revealed on 15th September at our exclusive presentation evening at the Met Hotel in Leeds.


  • No Time limitations: For these awards there are no minimum requirements on when or where the initiative was designed, developed or implemented. Our only stipulation is that you have to be able to demonstrate ongoing positive impact today.
  • No Geographical limitations: Don’t get us wrong, we are proud of our Yorkshire heritage but Leeds Sustainability Institute is an entity with a global reach that was founded on the principles of inclusivity and collaboration. With so much origination and invention going on around the world, we think it only right that our awards should reflect this – bringing people from across the globe together to connect!
  • No forms:Whilst we enjoy nothing more than reading your entries, we thought it was time to give our entrants the opportunity to use a little bit of their imagination and inventiveness. All we are asking for by way of a submission is a one to two page poster using text, images and charts – let’s see your creativity and let those visual presentation skills run wild!
  • A good mix of people:We’ve all been to awards ceremonies filled with our competitors. Now imagine if every person in the room was a potential partner instead of a rival. With our unique mix of private companies, government bodies, academics, researchers and community groups the possibilities for forging new business opportunities over a glass of wine are very real. So bring your business cards and come and meet your new collaborators!
  • Relaxed and Informal: Anyone who has ever attended our CEYH awards know we love the chance to roll out the red carpet here at CKE. However, the beauty of our RISE Awards is in their simplicity. The awards themselves are a much more informal and intimate occasion where the glitz is kept to a minimum and the focus solely on the promotion of entries and the people behind them.  This coupled with knowledgeable hosting, great food and even better company makes the RISE awards the perfect forum to entertain your associates, show off a little and engage in lively conversation with a room full of professional experts.
  • Connect with us: The Leeds Sustainability Institute is always looking for external partners for its world class research. This event is the perfect opportunity to show us what you can do. Come along and talk to our team!

Full details about these awards can be found at our website below

Link to Entry Guidelines brochure

Looking for inspiration? Examples of last year’s winning posters can be found at CKE flickr account,

Any questions, please do not hesitate to get back in touch with me and we look forward to seeing your entries!

© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan
16th September 2016 – 11th October 2016

GBE RISE Award 2016
Leeds Sustainability Institute 






BrianSpecMan collected the award from Liz Schofield at Leeds Sustainability Institute

Gallery of official Photographs (3 pages) (on Flikr)

Cherry picked GBE Photos (on Flikr)

Submission Posters


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Unofficial Photo tweeted on the night


Official Photos:

Gallery of official Photographs (3 pages) (on Flikr)

Cherry picked GBE Photos (on Flikr)

© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan
16th September 2016 – 24th November 2016

GBE RISE Award 2016
Leeds Sustainability Institute 

LSI Greenvision





 Leeds Beckett University

© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan
16th September 2016 – 11th October 2016

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