Thirteen North West finalists have been announced for the Greenbuild Awards 2013.
The event recognises excellence in sustainable buildings, with a particular focus on projects that can illustrate an understanding of the importance of building performance in use.
The winners will be announced at a celebratory dinner on 8 May at the Midland Hotel, Manchester, during the Greenbuild Expo 2013.
A panel of industry leaders including Kerry Mashford, chief executive of National Energy Foundation, will judge the shortlist.
Mashford said: "Improving the in-use energy performance of buildings is critical to decreasing the UK's overall CO2 emissions, managing energy costs and reducing fuel poverty.
"The Greenbuild Awards are important because they showcase buildings that are performing well and provide guidance and inspiration for those designing, delivering and operating buildings."
The North West finalists are:
- Armstrong Point, Kingspan Environmental, Wigan
- Cavendish Mill, New Charter Housing Trust Group, Tameside
- Bowker Street, Contour Homes, Salford
- Cosy Home, St Vincent's Housing Association, Bolton
- Warrenhouse Road, Knowsley Housing Trust, Knowsley
- Four Acre Green, Helena Partnerships, Merseyside
- How Cottage, Envirohomes, Keswick
- 1 Angel Square, Co-operative, Manchester
- Armstrong Point, Eco Environments, Wigan
- St Helen's Laboratory, Knauf Insulation
- Tenant engagement programme, Trafford Housing Trust and Action for Sustainable Living
Leisure and Retail
- Knowsley Leisure Centre & Culture Park & Our Place – Ramboll
- Cheshire Oaks, Marks & Spencer, Ellesmere Port