Energy-efficient projects figure prominently in the 2008 MIPIM Awards nominations, honoring outstanding real estate projects from around the world. Winners, chosen by MIPIM 2008 attendees, will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held on March 13 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. The MIPIM awards jury includes professionals from the international real estate community.

An ING Real Estate Development project in Amsterdam in The Netherlands is competing with a new United States Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland, Md., developed by the U.S. General Services Administration. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP was the project architect. Pines Calyx Center in Dover, in the United Kingdom, is also in the running for the green building award. Its concept development and design was by Real-Heath Ventures.