2015 WINNERS AND FINALISTS

Big sustainability ideas triumphed in the inaugural COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge. 

The 12 finalists, listed below, represented 6 countries and a wide variety of ideas. They presented their ideas in person to the judging panel during the day at the historic Cambridge Union Society and COINS revealed the winners during a gala dinner and awards ceremony held at Cambridge University’s Magdalene College on Tuesday the 8th of December 2015.

Jake Johnson

Jacob Johnson

Winner, New and Emerging Technologies

Solar desalination
Involving the purification of salt or fresh water without the grid and simultaneously providing a sustainable energy source. Find out more about Jake in this COINS Foundation blog.
For more information, read this case study about his entry.

Toby Quirk

Toby Quirk

Winner, Leadership 35

Improving the environmental impact of construction in the residential sector by creating government schemes to enforce and reward the development and purchase of greener homes. Find out more about Toby in this COINS Foundation blog.

Hermione Crease

Hermione Crease

Winner, Bouygues UK Special R&D Award

PurrMetrix – more comfort for less energy from HVAC.  Find out more about Hermoine in this COINS Foundation blog.

For more information, read this case study about her entry.

Toby Ferenczi

Toby Ferenczi

Runner up, New and Emerging Technologies

Smart electric storage heat.

Anielle Guedes

Anielle Guedes

Runner up, Leadership 35

URBAN3D – Solving the houselessness problem through disruptive technology.

Tim Errington

Tim Errington

Winner, 3-month Bouygues UK internship

Creating sustainable domestic refurbishment options/benchmarks for the current UK housing stock.

Alex C.Y. Wong

Alex C Y Wong

Winner, 3-month Bouygues UK internship

Idea: Building stories: one bit at a time.

Bianca Baciu

Bianca Baciu

An initial feasibility study of algae photobioreactor technology.

Iain Knowles

Iain Knowles

The use of smart meter analytics to reduce domestic energy consumption and identify further energy saving opportunities within the built environment.

Elena Lopez

Elena Lopez

Cüber, a new experience of measuring and drawing projection, surprisingly simple.

Nathan Moriarty

Nathan Moriarty

Synchronising the energy storage capacity of electric vehicles with renewable energy supply, to facilitate decarbonisation of transportation and electric grids.

Renard Siew

Renard Siew

Embedding sustainability competencies in the construction industry.

 

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