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Join the inaugural Carbon Challenge Award Together

In the upcoming 12 years, how can construction industry limit climate change catastrophe? Architects, builders, property developers and others are challenged to achieve low-carbon, high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. In order to encourage more and more projects that are influencing, informing and inspiring the high-performance planning, design, construction and operations processes, USGBC and DOW are proud to launch the first Carbon Challenge Award in North Asia, advocating every unique project with the commitment of low-carbon planet, either a well-developed sustainable office building, or a large-scale comprehensive shopping centre, is the driving force to hit the 12 years target of reducing carbon emission.

We believes, the Carbon Challenge Award will offer an exceptional opportunity for all projects to gain competitive differentiation, through environment contribution and strongly enhance their brand value and global recognition with continuous media exposure.


In order to limiting global warming to 1.5℃ ,the energy intensity per square meter of the global building sector needs to decrease on average by 30% by 2030. (compared to 2015)


USGBC and DOW are proud to launch the inaugural Carbon Challenge Award in North Asia, sponsored and co-initiated by The Dow Chemical Company.

2 Entry Types

2 categories of entry (a) Office Building and (b) Shopping Centre of the size of above 20,000 square meters


The winners of the first Carbon Challenge Award will be recognised and awarded during during Greenbuild China on October 23-24, W Shanghai – The Bund.