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About the Eco Excellence Awards

Welcome to the 2021 Eco Excellence Awards proudly hosted by BUILD!

In its inaugural year, BUILD is delighted to present the 2021 Eco Excellence Awards, designed to seek out and reward the leading innovators and projects that form this vitally important industry.

As the climate crisis continues to worsen and the individual consumer can often be left feeling hopeless, the BUILD industry has proudly stepped forwards to innovate towards a greener and eco-friendly future ensuring that we are able to create important structures and buildings whilst protecting the planet that we inhabit. 

Over recent years many innovators have come to the fore to fight the climate crisis by encouraging sustainable build as the new standard, versus a luxury. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the future success of our planet and as more and more eco-conscious projects are introduced the consumer is now not only seeking out but demanding an eco-conscious construction and building future.

Having previously hosted the Sustainable BUILD Awards as a brand we are dedicated to creating noise around sustainable, eco-friendly, green building and materials. Our main goal is to highlight the work done in all areas of green building, from the advancements in sustainable building materials and designs, to utility usage, as well as waste and pollution reduction initiates. We reveal and reward the notable efforts of all those involved in the planning, development and manifestation of the structures which will provide shelter for generations to come.

The 2021 Eco Excellence Awards are judged solely on merit and therefore provide a great marketing opportunity to demonstrate your dedication to your field. Furthermore, should you go on to achieve one of our prestigious accolades you/ your firm will be presented with an exciting selection of promotional opportunities that we can explore together to ensure that news of your accreditation reaches far and wide. 

Our available options are specifically designed to assist you in broadening your reach and are also a fantastic opportunity to appeal to a NEW and highly engaged audience of 110,000 individuals who eagerly await to read about your vision. 

We would be honoured to have you as part of our journey as we embark on our journey to a greener BUILD community, therefore if you own, are part of or would like to nominate a project, business or individual that you believe demonstrates Eco excellence, then please complete the voting form.

If you have any questions regarding participation or the awards process, then please contact awards coordinator Jessie Wilson using the contact details provided.

Need Help With Your Nomination? We can point you in the right direction.

The Nomination Team can assist with answering any queries that you have regarding a nomination, or the process involved in taking part in one of our award programmes.

Please get in touch with us via email or over the phone if you have any questions - we are happy to help!



"It is always an honour when a project receives recognition so for us it has been a pleasure to take part in the BUILD Architecture Awards. The award itself, and the interview format you use, are a great way of promoting our project and our company to potential clients. "

Igor Kolonic - Andrea Vattovani Architecture ZT GmbH


"Speaking on behalf Aylaa Exclusive we had a great pleasure working with BUILD, they are very approachable. A fast response and clear communication made our experience delightful. On top of that, we are thrilled to receive an award for Best Commercial Interior Design Boutique - London & the Award for Excellence in Refurb Project Management, we are grateful and happy with our award, a great motivator to work harder! We are hoping to participate in future events that BUILD has to offer."

Nerida Juospaityte - Aylaa Exclusive


"The Architecture awards have helped to raise the profile of the practice and has given potential and existing clients a certain confidence and belief about what we do and how to do it when they appoint us to assist with their residential projects. The clients of the recently awarded project were delighted to hear the news. When I meet clients for the first time they sometimes mention the award and this is definitely one of the reasons they get in touch and show interest in working with us for their projects. "

George Omalianakis - GOAStudio


"Thanks to everyone at BUILD. You have been a pleasure to work with. Thanks for all your support!"

Jon Riches - JAR Site Solutions Ltd


"I would like to thank the BUILD family for being very responsive and professional, the award process is well structured. A positive experience."

Joy Harb - JYH International Architects


"I was extremely pleased with my experience working with BUILD magazine on an article for their Q1 2018 issue. It's always greatly appreciated when our team is able to review an article before it goes to print to ensure accuracy. I received the utmost professionalism from the BUILD team and look forward to working with them more in the future."

Lauren Burke Meyer - Vectorworks


"On behalf of VRH Construction, it was a pleasure to work with BUILD and their employees while compiling information for its 2018 Construction & Engineering Awards. We are proud to have received an award this year as the "Best Aviation Construction Firm in the Northeast USA" and look forward to working with BUILD and its employees in the future. "

Jaime Hatzelhoffer - VRH Construction


"This was our first experience working with BUILD and it was such a fantastic one! Everything was handled so professionally and with such ease. Whenever we had a question we received a response in such a timely manner. It was an honour working with them and we look forward to working with them again in the future. Thank you so much for making everything so easy on our part!! - Ward+Blake Architects"

Amanda Green - Ward+Blake Architects

MP Architects LLP

"It is always an honour to receive an award in recognition for our hard work and commitment to the Architectural industry. The BUILD Awards programme brilliantly acknowledges internal talent and industry expertise. It also provided us with outstanding PR and Marketing opportunities that help to build our brand credibility and presence on an established platform. Thank you to the BUILD team for delivering a professional and industry-leading awards programme."

Martyn Pattie - MP Architects LLP



Nominees are gained via our online nomination form, those nominating are BUILD magazine subscribers, our online visitors, social media following, clients and our wider circulation.

Those putting forward nominees are welcome to nominate their own firm, colleagues within their firm and of course third party businesses.

BUILD magazine is part of the digital publishing house AI Global Media, the publishers put forward nominees for consideration.


All those who formally accept their nomination are asked if they would like to submit material for further consideration as supporting evidence. This is by no means mandatory.

Items we consider are the materials supplied by nominees, information on those nominated businesses available online and any information supplied with the original nomination.


Our research team, who are highlighted below, will assess all information presented to them.

The team gather information independently from a number of publicly available sources, they assess the material supplied by the nominees and by those who put them forward originally.

The research team will cast their final judgment based on various criteria including client dedication, innovation, business growth, longevity, online reputation, client feedback and business performance.


Once winners have been determined each winner will be contacted directly.

Detail of award winners will be embargoed until BUILD magazine make the announcement publicly via the website and award winners’ magazine.


To all those who are lucky enough to be selected as winners we offer a number of products and services to assist in gaining maximum exposure for your win, details of which can be found HERE.

We also encourage all of our winners to publicly announce their win independently.

Announcements via company websites, social media channels, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are a great way of really maximising the exposure gained from such an amazing achievement. For advice on how to gain maximum exposure from your win please get in touch, we will be more than happy to assist.

Our team

Laura is our Awards Manager overseeing a number of BUILD magazine’s major awards programmes

Laura Hunter
Awards Manager

Jane is one of AI Global Media’s Directors and is passionate about delivering maximum value for each award winner.

Jane Henderson

Jeremy heads up the research team.  He is a conscientious and dedicated team leader and is committed to each one of BUILD magazine’s nominees and award winners.

Jeremy Roe
Head of Research


When did BUILD magazine launch?
BUILD magazine published its first issue in 2015 but is still considered to be a relatively new face in the construction industry. Despite its youth, the publication provides a fresh look at the sector as the only globally focused free-to-subscribe construction magazine. Our distributions span a worldwide network of more than 110,000 dedicated and informed industry experts. As a quarterly publication we are less frequent, but this makes each issue bursting with need-to-know construction information. Compiling the latest trade news with featured case studies on the industry’s leading organisations and professionals, the magazine is a comprehensive source of industry information which covers all aspects of buildings, infrastructure and related works. BUILD magazine is one of the many publications owned by AI Global Media, a UK based digital publisher which has published over 200 worldwide publications to its name since 2010.
Where did my nomination come from?
Nominations are gathered via an online form, in the interest of maintaining high response rates, we do not ask nominees to reveal their personal identity. We frequently nominate candidates ourselves. When it comes to the process of voting, if you didn’t cast a vote by self-submission it is likely to have been cast via a colleague or client who has received one of our direct invitations. Because of the nature of the publication our awards focus on sectors such as architecture and building firms, meaning that when nominations are made, it can either be in reference to the company or a specific project they have been working on. The main ethos of our awards system is that your ability to succeed is not linked to the number of votes received, with the most pertinent belief behind this being that all awards will be received purely on merit. As a means of identifying spam votes and countering cyber-threats, we are constantly monitoring the site for unusual behaviour.
If I do agree to be shortlisted, what happens next?
As we look to keep maximum focus on relevant candidates, we ask all nominees to accept their position on the shortlist. This also gives people complete control in their decision on whether they would like to move forward with the award. There is no cost for you to be added onto the shortlist or for any of our winners. Nominees who accept will then be submitted to our research team who will then research each nominee. Nominees are given an opportunity to present their own data which gets considered alongside the information collated by our research team. It can take up to 8 weeks for research to be completed.
Who determines the winners?
We employ an entirely impartial panel of 5 individuals to conduct all of the research to our high standards. At the helm of the panel we have a veteran academic leader with international academic and training experience. They are well versed in research, fact-checking and mediation. We believe this method is the most efficient in determining which individuals and companies are most deserving in winning an award and has brought us much success and commendation throughout its use. Our continued use of this panel plays a key part in enforcing BUILD’s stance that winners are not determined by popularity of votes, but by their contributions to the sector.
What happens if I am deemed successful?
There is a short press embargo in place where we ask you not to make the news public, giving us the chance to prepare the different means of coverage we offer for companies. This means that during this period the program manager will liaise with you to agree on the most appropriate coverage for you. Our main feature takes the form of a digital celebratory magazine, but we also offer physical trophies, wall mounted and digital certificates, web-based advertisements and generic press releases which are bespoke to you or your company. This variety of options are aimed to make the awards tailor made to each individual firm, not matter which one you decide to go for.
Is there a ceremony or award dinner and if so, when does it take place?
We do not focus our efforts on a celebratory event. Despite being an enjoyable occasion, it doesn’t support our group’s philosophy of cost-effective marketing. As well as the lack of cost efficiency, BUILD is an establishment which runs awards worldwide and we believe it would be logistically difficult for some of our winners to attend an awards ceremony. We follow the belief that any of the optional costs involved with the award would be more beneficial in a year’s worth of online marketing for a winner, rather than spending it all on a ceremonial evening. All of our press announcements are made digitally, online and across our network to enforce our position as digital publishers. We aim to arm you with the tools (both digital and physical) to generate real-world value.
Are there any costs involved in accepting my nomination or in winning an award?
As previously mentioned there are no compulsory costs in accepting a nomination or winning an award with BUILD magazine. We do offer a variety of paid additional benefits for our winners, but these are completely optional and merely supplementary to your award rather than essential. To demonstrate our commitment to no mandatory fees, all our winners are offered a free of charge promotional package. Our company policy will always remain: regardless of budget, our clients should always be able to garner the full value of the award and our seal of approval. We offer a variety of promotional opportunities to our winners, as we have an extensive network and we know, more than anyone, the wider business benefits from promoting industry awards.
Why does your email domain differ from your website domain?
Because we send a large volume of emails, we separate our campaign email sends from our transactional ones. This structure helps to ensure a prompt and thorough response from one of our diligent team members. The sending email address will always be recognisable but please contact us via the address on this page if you have any concerns.