Carbon Smart Communities

The CaSCo project recognises outstanding construction projects in the Alpine Space by nominating both, public and private institutions that procure or implement (partly) wooden buildings or urban furniture made from regional timber. Urban furniture includes wooden constructions like buildings, park benches, bus stop shelter etc..
The transportation distances of the wood during its whole value chain process play an important role as lower transportation distances cause lower CO2 emissions.


Image copyright: Municipality of Bludesch


Winners will…

  • be promoted in relevant media and via a brochure presenting  the award winners
  • be invited to the Award Ceremony, taking place at the Annual Forum  of EUSALP at Innsbruck on  21 – 22 November 2018 (all costs   covered).
  • receive a Regional Timber Award trophy


Who can apply?
Private as well as public stakeholders can apply (municipality or other public institution).

The projects will be judged based on following criteria: CO2-savings, innovation and transferibility. After the closing date, all valid submissions will be judged by an independent jury, which will select a finalist in each participating region and category.

Image copyright: Regionalentwicklung Vorarlberg eGen


Take part in the award!
To enter the competition, simply complete the application form and send it to your regional CaSCo team (contact details can be found in the application sheet as well as below). The application period for the Alpine Space Regional Timber Award ends on 31 July 2018.
The winners will be announced in autumn 2018.

We are happy to answer any of your questions and support you with your application. For general questions in English or German language please contact:
Christiane Kretschmer


Best of Luck!

Your CaSCo Team