Greengage Shortlisted for Prestigious Industry Awards!

Earlier this week the finalists for the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2018 finalists were announced and Greengage are extremely proud to have been shortlisted for two awards: Consultancy of the Year Award and the Sustainable Building Award.

The consultancy of the year award recognises the work consultancies are doing to improve the environmental, energy and sustainability credentials of their clients.  Within our submission we provided examples of where we have supported and assisted our clients in this including:

–      Reducing energy consumption through advising them on energy efficiency

–      Gaining ‘Excellent’ or ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM Certification

–      Developing CSR strategies to ensure it aligns with policy and market sentiment

–      Environmental Legislation Compliance guides

–      Strategic sustainable development

–      Green infrastructure design and monitoring

–      GRESB reporting, GHG reporting and embodied carbon calculations

We also submitted evidence to demonstrate how we go beyond best practice and work with our clients and the industry to raise the bar and how we share this knowledge across and outside of our client base.  A significant chunk of this is demonstrated through our membership and active participation with industry bodies like UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and BRE and our participation in events like Green Sky Thinking Week.

Mitch Cooke, Director at Greengage said ‘to be shortlisted for the Consultancy of the Year Award is an outstanding achievement which recognises the excellent work the team here at Greengage provides to our clients and how we as a team are raising the bar of what is achievable with regards to sustainability and the built environment.’

In addition to the Consultancy of the Year, Greengage have also been shortlisted in the Sustainable Building award for 9 Greyfriars, the full refurbishment of a 1980’s office in Reading which Greengage were the BREEAM Assessors, BREEAM AP and Sustainability Consultant for. 

9 Greyfriars is the first building in the South East, outside of London, to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding certification and an EPC A rating.  The scheme was awarded three BREEAM Innovation Credits for:

–      The installation of a high efficiency Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) resulting in a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions;

–      Recycling over 92% of the construction waste produced on site; and

–      Installing full height glazing which resulted in an average daylighting factor of greater than 4%, which exceeds the 3% BRE Innovation credit level requirement.

Rob Miller who leads the Sustainability team at Greengage said ‘our early involvement and the open collaboration between the wider project team was key to the success of this project and allowed us to deliver a highly sustainable building which has proven to be a huge commercial success and excellent asset for our client’.