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Green Good Design Awards
Submission deadline January 15th, 2024
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The Program of Green Good Design

The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design have joined forces on two continents to present an innovative and challenging new public program: GREEN GOOD DESIGN .

GOOD DESIGN™ was founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. to promote and foster a greater public understanding and acceptance for Modern Design. In 2023, seventy two years later, this new edition of GOOD DESIGN™ aims to bring a parallel public appreciation and awareness for an equally revolutionary design approach-a new design thinking led by a current generation of visionary architects, designers, urban planners, corporations, governments, individuals, and private and public institutions for a design and a public environment based upon the ideals of energy conservation; the reduction of toxic waste and greenhouse gases; the diminishing dependence on fossil fuels; and a sensitivity for waste, pollution, and the depletion of the world's energy resources. This new design approach centers on the idea of repairing our worldwide environments with sustainability and for total ecological restoration.

Now in turn and in 2024, GREEN GOOD DESIGN's goal is to bestow international recognition to those outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments, and institutions - together with their products, services, programs, ideas, and concepts-that have forwarded exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a more healthier and more sustainable universe.

Like 1950, when Modern Design was blazing a new direction in design history, GREEN GOOD DESIGN attempts to impact consumer habits, restructure manufacturing output, influence the design of cities and public spaces, and raise a consciousness about our limited global resources and the disappearance of clean air, clean earth, and clean water. The founding organizers of GOOD DESIGN™ in the 1950s introduced Modern Design to the public forefront with passion, innovation, and revolutionary zeal.

We aspire the same with GREEN GOOD DESIGN®


Products or buildings should have been designed or built after 1st January, 2023.
Any person/institution who has made a significant contribution to sustainability locally, nationally or internationally.
Any government/local government who has implemented a sustainability plan.
As with The Good Design™ ethos, everything and anything is considered in The Green Good Design Sustainability Awards™
Items required for entry:

Up to 10 (ten) individual images in .jpg/jpeg (300dpi) of a product. For Buildings up to 10 individual Images .jpg/.jpeg (300dpi) not in a PDF brochure format, plus plans, sections and elevations.

• A One (1) page description of the nominated product/person/project/etc.
• Any additional information should be placed on a separate page.
• All these items should be zipped to a file no larger than 20MB.
• Filled out application form (either online or postal)
• Entry fee: €375.00 (euro)


How Green are you REALLY?

To many, sustainability is little more than a trendy slogan or the latest marketing gimmick. To leaders in design, industry, manufacturing, and the corporate world, GREEN DESIGN adheres to strict guidelines in order to shape an international agenda and the international community's attitude toward economic, social, and environmental development.

Both organizing institutions in Europe and America are inviting open submissions to honour design innovation and pioneering achievements in this 2024 Awards Program. Architects, designers, urban planners, governments, manufacturers, corporations, institutions, organizations, individuals, as well as individual products, buildings, concepts, projects, programmes, and technology are eligible for submission.

A professional jury in the field of sustainability will review submissions and examine their substance and pursuit of excellence and determine the 2025 GREEN GOOD DESIGN SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS accordingly.

We invite your application for the 2025 Awards Program. Nominations are also made by The European Centre's International Advisory Committee. 

Nominations / Submissions

Like the GOOD DESIGN Program of 1950, anything and everything is eligible for submission with the emphasis on the following that has successfully focused on the development and implementation of enabling instruments that support actual measures to achieve C02-reduction, energy conservation, renewable energy sources, recycling, sustainability, quality of life and environment, economic viability, and environmental economics and in particular:

Architecture/Urban Planning/Landscape Architecture:
Skyscrapers, offices, homes, green buildings, green spaces, factories, reforestations, restorations and renovations that achieve sustainable living, working, and recreating environments.

Product and Graphic Design:
Innovative Green Products that promote energy savings, recycling, and greater sustainability in all sectors of Industry from consumer goods, furniture, transportation, equipment, printing and packaging, construction materials to household and business products.

Companies, developers, manufacturers, contractors, financial parties that have emblazoned the path and taken a leadership role toward renewable resources, energy management, recycling, and sustainability.

Nations, states, cities, and towns that have promoted energy-awareness, enacted legislation, actual programs, conservation, recycling, preservation, renovation, restoration and redevelopment of their urban, suburban, and rural environments.

Institutions, Organizations, Universities, Media, NGOs:
Public and private entities that have pioneered new concepts, leadership programmes, public initiatives, public policy, and campaigns for social and economic well-being, the protection of the environment and its resources, restorative enterprises, public-awareness for an emission free environment, global sustainability, and socially cohesive neighborhoods and cities-from the garden to the planet- taking into account the environment's impact for future generations.

New Technology:
Next generation instruments and devices that determine and manage greater optimum energy standards, efficiency, sustainability, recycling, life-cycle and facility management.

Programmes and Research:
Innovative and inspiring programmes based on "best practice" results.

Individuals who are leaders, pioneers, and innovators in GREEN DESIGN
• Closing date for entries for Green Good Design Sustainability Awards: January 15th, 2025

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