Rising Star Award
The UK Green Building Council and PRP launched the Rising Star Award in 2013, in memory of Mel Starrs, a prominent built environment practitioner and Associate Director at PRP, who sadly passed away in 2012. The award is an opportunity to nominate a colleague or peer who has made a real difference to the sustainability agenda and shine a light on their achievements.
Rising Star Award 2017 - winner announced
Congratulations to the winner, Clara Bagenal George, Elementa Consulting and runner-up Ben Hopkins, Bennetts Associates. Read more here.
Congratulations to the 2017 finalists:
- Clara Bagenal George, Elementa Consulting
- Dave Carlos, JLL
- Edward Dale-Harris, SAWA (Socially Active Workshop Architecture) and Squire and Partners
- Dr Phil Hampshire, BuroHappold Engineering
- Ben Hopkins, Bennetts Associates
- Evan Landy, UCL
With thanks to our judging panel for 2017.
- Claire Battles, Balfour Beatty
- Su Butcher, Just Practising
- Lindsey Malcolm, XCO2
- Andrew Mellor, PRP
- Lisa Pasquale, Six Cylinder (2016 winner)
- Joseph Williams, UK-GBC
Mel created her Elemental blog in 2006 to share her ideas and thinking about sustainability in the built environment. Over 6 years Mel wrote passionately on a wide range of subjects, from Engineering and Science to Economics and Policy, leaving a legacy of writings and thoughts that have inspired numerous like-minded professionals from the building industry to use social media for communicating ideas on green buildings and sustainability to a wider audience. You can read Mel’s blog here.
Watch the video here.