Energy Manager

Building Envelope: Zerofootprint’s Re-Skinning Award deadline fast approaching

Zerofootprint is offering the Re-Skinning Award to showcase the most successful building retrofitting projects of the year. The purpose of the award is to stimulate market-disrupting improvements in the design and development of retrofitting and re- skinning technologies. These are the newly evolving technologies and building systems that improve the energy efficiency and livability of older buildings. Upgrading our existing inventory of energy-wasting buildings will help reinvent our cities while making them more livable.

The Re-Skinning award is offered to architects, engineers, developers, and building owners who push the innovation boundaries of green retrofitting technologies. Either individually or in teams, prize-winners are those people who create replicable solutions that take older, energy-inefficient buildings like apartment towers and commercial high-rises and implement design solutions that move them closer to net zero footprint performance.

In March 2010, the first Re-Skinning Award winners will be announced to the world’s press at the World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro.

The submission deadline is February 22, 2010. For more information visit