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New London Architecture (NLA) is inviting submissions of projects that showcase ambitious environmental approaches to buildings, masterplans and urban strategies in the capital. We’re looking for exemplar projects that push the bar of environmental design and contribute to London ambition to become a low carbon city.
 
Projects will demonstrate efficient use of materials, design approaches that maximise carbon savings, and/or the adoption of circular economy principles. We’re looking for a variety of projects, at different scale and of different typology – housing, mixed-use, offices, hotels, areas strategies and more. 
 
Eligible projects fall in the following categories:
 
  • Retrofit, re-used buildings and fit outs 
  • New builds
  • Masterplans and urban strategies
  • Public realm, infrastructure and transport projects 
  • Technologies, toolkits and concepts* 

*To submit technologies, toolkits and concepts please fill this form. Only case studies submission are accepted for this category. For all the other categories please use the forms on the top right of this page.

Companies who are committing to reduce carbon emissions or have signed an industry pledge to become zero carbon can submit additional information.
 
The project showcase will be part of a new report that examines how London is preparing to become a zero-carbon city, analysing current policies from both city and local governments and reviewing how the private sector is addressing the challenge by setting ambitions standards and develop new solutions. 
 
The report will be accompanied by the project showcase containing the best examples of environmentally sustainable projects in the capital and a list of companies that have signed zero carbon pledges or are formally committing to reduce carbon emissions, providing a snapshot of London’s net zero ambitions to the international community.

 

Deadline for entries: Friday 11 September 2020, 5pm.

Eligibility

  • Projects can be at all stages of delivery from in design, to planning, to under construction of completed.
  • If completed, projects should have reached practical completion within the last 3 years (since September 2017) 
  • Projects need to be in any of the 33 London Boroughs. 
  • Submitters must secure appropriate permissions from the client prior to submission 
  • There is no limit to the number of submissions from any one organisation, however the submitter is encouraged to consult with other team members to avoid duplicate submissions 
  • Entrants agree that NLA are granted non-exclusive reproduction rights to all successful submissions for NLA’s advertising, promotion, publication and internet purposes directly related to the Net Zero programme. Entrants must have permission from the photographer for the reproduction of all imagery for use relating to these purposes 
  • Payment will only be required for submissions successfully selected for inclusion. Within six weeks of the closing date, NLA will confirm whether your submission has been selected for inclusion in the exhibition. On confirmation that your submission has been selected, NLA will invite you to make the payments by invoice, issued to New London Architecture Ltd. Payment terms are strictly 14 days from invoice date 
  • NLA Partners, charities and not-for-profit organisations are entitled to submit projects for free 
  • Selected projects will feature in the Net Zero digital publication, while all submission will stay in the NLA permanent directory
 
You can choose to submit either a Project or a Case Study. After the selection process, only selected projects will be charged the submission fee.  

How to enter

Enter using the online forms:
Project submissions
Case study submissions
Tech/concept Case study submissions

1 – If your company is a member, be sure you are attached to the company team to make use of the Business Member discount, see how here.
2 – List your project
As part of our new online project directory, the first step is to list the basic information of your project. This can then be automatically applied for all future submissions.
3 – Submit research relevant information
Using your listed project, supply additional information as required for this study. Fields include additional description and a selection of images.
 
SUBMISSION COSTS
Submissions are ONLY charged if selected for inclusion as part of the report
If your company is a member, be sure you are attached to the company team to make use of the Business Member discount, see how here.

Project Submissions
A brief overview of the scheme and key image, for a half page section in the report and listed in connection to the research in our permanent online directory.
     Partner members – Free
     Standard business members – £249+VAT
     Full price (non-members) – £295+VAT

Case Study Submissions
A full-page in the report allowing for a full description of the submission, additional information in relation to the environmental design approaches and the company statement, alongside additional imagery, and listed in connection to the research in our permanent online directory.
     Partner members – £1,350+VAT
     Standard business members – £1,575+VAT
     Full price (non-members) – £1,750+VAT
Additional Case Study projects thereafter
     Partner members – £500+VAT
     Standard business members – £750+VAT
     Full price (non-members) – £900+VAT

The Research

Overview
The unprecedented global crisis brought by the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted life as we knew it, yet the bigger, long-term threat of climate change has not gone away. If anything, cities all over the world have experienced some unexpected benefits during the lockdown, from cleaner air and less traffic, to a drop in carbon emissions due to the complete shut-down of the economy – in London alone, CO2 emission dropped by 59% since the start of the lockdown. 
 
London has committed to become zero-carbon by 2050 (or possibly as early as 2030), with 24 London boroughs declaring a Climate Emergency before the pandemic. To drastically cut carbon emissions, the short-term effect of the lockdown is not enough to achieve the medium and long-term carbon targets, however as the capital emerges from the crisis, there is now an opportunity to prioritise a green, resilient recovery. 
 
With the built environment sector accounting for at least 40% of carbon emissions in the city, how does the built environment sector address the net zero challenge? What are the key policies and strategies at city and local level that will guide the transition to a low carbon city and are they effective enough? And how is the private sector made of engineers, architects, developers, planners and other consultants in London are embracing these targets in their strategies and operations? 
 
This research paper will examine how London is getting ready to become a zero-carbon city, analysing current policies from both city and local governments and reviewing how the private sector is addressing the challenge by setting ambitions standards and develop new industry frameworks. It will collate different initiatives and approaches being develop by key industry leaders and provide a snapshot of where is London in the race to net zero.
 
Research aim
• To provide an overview of the Net Zero carbon ambitions in London and how the capital plan to achieve those targets
• To analyze the contributions of different actors in the built environment sector in setting and implementing the net zero agenda
• To provide a snapshot of where London currently is in the roadmap to net zero and investigates the implications of covid-19 on that path 
• To document the efforts made by the built environment sector to meet the targets and highlight the challenges and opportunities that encounter
 
Research questions
• What is London’s policy response to the Paris Agreement and what are the city’s strategy to achieve those targets? How do London local authorities have been addressing in turn the climate emergency?
• What is the built environment sector doing to contribute to the zero-carbon ambitions? What are the key initiatives in London that are pushing the standards to higher level and how different sectors are responding (i.e. architects, developers, engineers, consultants, urban designers, ect)?
• What can we say about London’s status in 2020 in relation to the roadmap to net zero? Are we on track? 
• What are still the key barriers that need to be address in the sector in order to implement solutions fast and at speed?

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