– Closing date for entries 15 September 2023

Towards Net Zero Awards
Towards Net Zero Ireland Champions 2022

The appetite and enthusiasm for the Towards NetZero Awards were very much in evidence late last year when approximately 100 industry leaders and net-zero champions gathered to celebrate the achievements of the various awards winners for the inaugural event. In doing so, they also set the benchmark for the 2023 awards, which include additional categories to accommodate the more diverse submissions now anticipated.

Last year, there were 12 awards and commendations handed out across six categories. The overall winners of the Towards NetZero Ireland Awards 2022 were as follows:

– Commercial Building: ESB Offices, Commercial Block, BDP

– Public Building: Donegal Town Garda Station, Rhatigan Architects

– Design Practice: Donegal Town Garda Station, Rhatigan Architects

– Retrofit of a Building: The Willows, Peter Nickels Architects

– Housing Development: Highfield Park, MCA Architects

– Net-Zero Champion: Tomás O’Leary, MosArt


Towards Net Zero Awards 2023

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2023 awards and all you have to do for the moment is express your interest in submitting a project or your practice or company, under the appropriate category, which you will find at

Achieving net zero buildings

Achieving Net Zero buildings is a daunting objective but one in which architects, consulting engineers, mechanical and electrical contractors and building contractors are already showing admirable leadership. The Towards NetZero Awards are designed to recognise their achievements to date and to encourage others in their efforts to do likewise.

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How to enter the Net Zero Awards

Submissions are open to all construction disciplines and professions, while clients can also make a submission in conjunction with their building design team. A distinguished and experienced panel of judges will assess all entries submitted via the online process with shortlisted finalists being invited to a gala presentation ceremony.

Entrants must provide drawings, photographs and text to illustrate the concept, idea, functional strategy and physical execution of the submitted building in a meaningful and clear manner.

Each entry requires a minimum of six full-colour photographs which give clear and comprehensive views in context, and in-design detail and execution.

A descriptive text of not more than 800 words explaining the project also must be submitted.

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The categories for this year’s awards are:

– Commercial Building

– Public Building

– Industrial Building

– Apartment Development

– Housing Development

– Civil & Structural Engineering Project

– Retrofit of a Building

– Design Practice of the Year

– Building Contractor of the Year

– M&E Contractor of the Year.

To facilitate the expected increase in entries for 2023 – and the additional number of award recipients – the presentation ceremony will now take place on Friday, 10 November 2023, in the prestigious venue of the Concert Hall in the RDS.

The closing date for entries is now Friday 15 September 2023


For more details or to register your interest, visit

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