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Enter your projects for the International Design for All Foundation Awards 2013.
The deadline for submitting entries to the awards is 17th February 2013. Entering is easy – all the details are available on the Awards website.
The Awards offer an opportunity for public bodies, private companies and not-for-profit organisations to gain international recognition for the projects they have undertaken in the field of Design for All. In addition, any individual or organisation can send their ideas for user-centred design projects in Living Labs, in order to find the best design solutions for everyday problems through the involvement of real-life end-users.
The Award ceremony will take place on 20th March 2013 during the International Design Biennial in Saint-Étienne, France.
The Founder and President of the Design for All Foundation is Francesc Aragall, who is co-author of the Gower book Universal Design.
He will also be speaking on 23 Jan 2013 at a joint Energy Institute and British Standard organised seminar ”Energy Efficiency: What do we need to scale it up?” His presentation is titled ”Energy Management and ISO 50001″.
Kit Ong is author of Energy Management in Business published in January 2013 by Gower.
Other books on sustainability in business can be found in our new Sustainability & Green Economics catalogue.
In the first of a four part series for the 2degrees Sustainable Business Network, practicing energy consultant Kit Oung explores carbon reduction strategies using low-cost high-return opportunities and energy management systems.
Kit Oung is the author of Energy Management in Business: A Manager’s Guide to Maximising and Sustaining Energy Reduction – published this month.
On a related issue, we liked this inforgraphic which gives a quick overview of the issues, progress and set-backs of the Kyoto Protocol. For more on C02 reduction, Larry Reynold’s new book The Business Leader’s Guide to the Low-carbon Economy gives advice on how businesses can prosper whilst reducing their carbon footprint.
Further Gower Sustainability and Green Economics titles can be found by following this link.
Tomorrow, Gower is sponsoring and attending PMI Synergy 2012 at Indig02, London. You will find Jonathan Norman (Publishing Director) and Anton Clark (Marketing) on stand S-9, who will be displaying a bumper crop of project management books from industry experts, along with a special prize giveaway. Please do come by the stand and say hello.
Synergy is a celebration of project management. Held on International Project Management Day in London, the event will inform, educate, entertain and provide great networking opportunities. Proudly, it is one of the largest events of its kind in the UK.
We are proud to be part of such an important and influential event and very much hope to see you tomorrow.