Meet the Innovators

leading the way to a zero carbon future.

Calling all trailblazers

This year, the Ashden Awards will raise up climate pioneers transforming the world of work. 

Are you creating green jobs and delivering the training, connections and resources needed for thriving, fair and sustainable economies in the UK and low-income countries?

Register your interest for the 2023 Ashden Awards 

THE 2021 Winners

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Smart EnergySustainable BuildingsSustainable HeatingEnergy Efficiency

Switchee

Helping landlords cut costs and fight fuel poverty

UK
Impax Ashden Award for Energy Innovation
Smart EnergyRenewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon Energy

Smarter Grid Solutions

Helping to balance the grid

UK
UK Ashden Award for Smart Energy
Sustainable BuildingsEnergy Efficiency

Passivhaus Trust

Warmer homes and better air quality

UK
UK Ashden Award for Sustainable Buildings
Sustainable TransportGreen Communities

Nottingham City Council

Robin Hood would approve…

UK
Ashden Award for Clean Air in Towns and Cities - Joint Winner
Energy and HealthEnergy for DevelopmentEnergy AccessHealth

Nazava Water Filters

Keeping households healthy with clean water

Asia
Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy and Water
Smart EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyEnergy Efficiency

Tempus Energy

All set for the smart electricity revolution

UK
Ashden Award for Smart Energy
Energy for DevelopmentRenewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyFinancing Climate SolutionsEnergy Access

SunFunder

Catalysing a solar finance ecosystem

Africa
Ashden Award for Innovative Finance
Renewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyCitizen EngagementGreen Communities

Repowering London

To, for and by the people!

UK
Ashden Award for Sustainable Communities - Joint Winner
Smart EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon Energy

Open Energi

A virtual power station

UK
Impax Ashden Award for Energy Innovation
Sustainable BuildingsEnergy Efficiency

Greater London Authority

Experts in public sector sustainability

UK
Ashden Award for Sustainable Buildings
Renewable EnergySustainable BuildingsRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyGreen Communities

Low Carbon Hub

A catalyst for the big energy shift

UK
Ashden Award for Sustainable Communities - Joint Winner
Energy for DevelopmentRenewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyFinancing Climate SolutionsEnergy Access

Greenlight Planet

Brightening life for the hard to reach

India
Ashden Award for Increasing Energy AccessAshden Award for Sustainable Communities - Joint Winner
Energy and HealthSustainable BuildingsRetrofit

Cosy Homes in Lancashire

Cosy as can be

UK
Ashden Award for Sustainable Homes
Energy and WomenEnergy for DevelopmentRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyEnergy AccessGender Equality

Frontier Markets

The female face of clean energy in India

India
Ashden Award for Clean Energy for Women and Girls
Sustainable Transport

Bridges to Prosperity

Connecting communities with vital services

Global
Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel
Sustainable BuildingsCitizen EngagementGreen CommunitiesSustainable Schools

Thornhill Primary School

Young eco warriors make big energy savings

UK
Ashden Award for Sustainable Schools
Renewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon Energy

TGV Hydro

Micro hydro re-energises rural communities in Wales

UK
Ashden Award for Community
Sustainable Transport

Tapazz

Car sharing is caring, for the environment and your pocket

Europe
Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel
Smart EnergyEnergy for DevelopmentRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyEnergy Access

SteamaCo

Remote-controlled microgrids for rural areas

Africa
Ashden Award for Business Innovation
Energy and HealthSustainable BuildingsSustainable HeatingEnergy EfficiencyHealth

SHINE

Warm homes and lower fuel bills: just what the doctor ordered

UK
Ashden Award for Reducing Fuel Poverty
Energy for DevelopmentRenewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyEnergy Access

Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP)

The power of water brings new life to mountain villages

Asia
Ashden Award for Increasing Energy Access
Sustainable BuildingsEnergy EfficiencySustainable Schools

North Warwickshire & Hinckley College

Joined up approach to carbon management equals win-win

UK
Ashden Award for Sustainable Schools

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