The profesor of IE School of Architecture, Andy Bäcker is a finalist with a special mention in the 2nd Green ICT Application Challenge, organized by UIT and Telefónica, in support of “International year for Sustainable Energy for All”.
The title of Bäcker´s project is “Sure”, it is a transparent, interactive, voluntary and fun certification system to help guide the way to become more sustainable. Applicable not only to companies but also to individuals (sustainable lifestyle), products, organizations, cities, and more, SURE! is a real-time scoring system to help spread local/international recognition for the efforts put in toward being sustainable.
Andy Bäcker has specialized in the field of sustainable design since the first year of his BA studies in Architecture. He received his degree from the University of Manchester in 1995. After completing his Master´s in Architecture at the University of Michigan in 1999, he started working for well known environmentalist, William McDonough. In 2003 he became Special Assistant to William McDonough and Communications Director at McDonough Consulting. During this time he worked on projects for Ford, IBM, GAP, Herman Miller, etc. In 2005 he founded AEBdESIGN in Bilbao offering services in sustainable design & consulting. He worked on projects for Harvard University, Guggenheim Foundation, ArcelorMittal, University of Libya, BBVA, IDOM, Labein, etc. In 2009 he founded Sustainable Reference, a company focused on helping jumpstart the transition to a green economy worldwide. He´s a LEED Accredited Professional since 2002, a collaborating professor at ESEUNE Business School since 2008 and an Associate Professor at IE since 2009.