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Energy Globe Award

With more than 178 participating countries and over 2000 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention - international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.

National ENERGY GLOBE Award Virgin Islands, U.S. 2017

Submitted by: Sisterhood Agenda
Project: SEA: Sisterhood Empowerment Academy

The SEA incorporates premature design and premier local building materials while complementing the surrounding natural environment by building a sustainable edifice for LEED certification or equivalent standards to establish a safe, female-centered facility.

Initial situation
SEA has been addressing the health, cultural and social issues of women and girls for over twenty years. Through the work it has discovered how trauma, both present and historical, can have disturbing effects on the health and welfare of women and girls.

Solution
Sisterhood Agenda specializes in female empowerment processes, sustainability, and cultural competence. At the SEA, Sisterhood Agenda will implement holistic, trauma-informed educational strategies for sisterhood, women's support, and empowerment.

Innovation
The project team uses the whole building design process to construct the SEA to achieve or exceed LEED rating system goals. The building design and construction incorporate the 4Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle and renew. History and research shows that communities cannot operate independent from their environment. The demand and cost of energy is rising as businesses and residents are seeking creative ways to offset growing operating cost. Serving over 1,000 women and girls annually, the SEA project is an opportunity to make valuable investments in our environment, women and girls, and our community.

Involved partners
Island Green Building Association (IGBA)

We are an enthusiastic supporter of the Energy Globe Awards and its aim to strengthen society’s awareness of the necessity for ecological change, by honouring outstanding best practice projects in environmental sustainability from all parts of the world. ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA is the official Trade Promotion Organisation (TPO) of the Republic of Austria and as a country we are proud of our success in green technologies. Our support of the Energy Globe Awards continues this tradition.

Jury-Rating
Experiencing traumata can have serious impacts on girls and women and therefore it is very important to offer a place where these injuries are able to heal. This beautiful and safe place with supportive people is going to make a big difference for these girls and women



Capital: Charlotte Amalie
Official language: Englisch
Total area: 346 km²
Population: 106.405
GDP/Capita/Year: $-
Source: Wikipedia 2012