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Winners of 2012 GreenBuilding and GreenLight Awards

These awards, launched by the European Commission in 2005 and 2000 respectively, promote the reduction of energy consumption by public and private organisations on a voluntary basis.

GreenBuilding promotes improved energy efficiency through several measures such as thermal insulation, efficient heating and cooling, intelligent control systems and solar panels. The programme currently has 364 partners with 616 buildings, which achieved energy savings of 514 000 MWh in 2011.