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    Patrick Kielty hosted the 2013 Greenbuild Awards

2013 Greenbuild Awards winners revealed
By editor | 10 May, 2013
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The winners of the 2013 Greenbuild Awards were announced by Patrick Kielty on Wednesday 8th May at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.

Recognising excellence in sustainable buildings, the awards focus on projects that can illustrate an understanding of the importance of building performance in use.

Judge Kerry Mashford, chief executive of NEF, commented: âIt has been an absolute pleasure to judge the Greenbuild Awards again this year and we are pleased that so many great projects are raising the profile of creating truly sustainable buildings. 
âNational Energy Foundation's primary objective is improving the use of energy in buildings, so I am delighted that the Greenbuild Awards differentiate themselves by giving emphasis to the in-use performance of buildings. We really hope the awards inspire more project teams to monitor the performance of their buildings and ensure it measures up with the design predictions.ââ¨

Greenbuildâs Lucy Young said: âHosted by Patrick Kielty, the awards night was a fantastic way to celebrate some impressive achievements in the built environment and we'd like to thank all the shortlisted entries for making it such a wonderful occasion. And many congratulations to the winners, who are all very deserving indeed. We aim to showcase the very best in sustainability in building across a variety of projects and sectors. We were delighted by the standard and commitment of this yearâs entries.â

The awards, in association with Kingspan Environmental and sponsored by Dimplex, took place alongside the Greenbuild Expo held at Manchester Central on the 8th and 9th May. 

Behavioural Change

Highly commended
Tenant engagement programme â Trafford Housing Trust and Action for Sustainable Living
An inspiring project that shows how effective a low-cost approach to energy saving can be.

Winner
Thetford! Love every drop! â Flagship Housing
This partnership with Anglian Water focuses on the often overlooked issue of water saving, with some impressive results achieved simply by raising awareness.

Breakthrough

Highly commended
Armstrong Point â Kingspan Environmental
The UKâs first zero-energy cost business park, where not only will tenants be lowering their carbon footprint, they will also not pay a penny for the energy they use.

Winner
The Green Deal framework â Green Skills Alliance
This qualifications map to enable potential assessors and installers to begin gearing up for the £10 billion Green Deal has played an essential role in preparing our industry for the retrofit policy. 

Retrofit Product â judged by University of Salford

Two highly commended in this category
Insumate trays â Insumate Ltd and HeatSava â EnviroVent

Winner
Radical serial feed radiator â Stelrad
The panel from University of Salfordâs energy team all agreed that Stelradâs was an excellent submission, backed up by robust evidence which displayed well described and validated savings figures. The product was identified as being easy to fit and widely applicable, meaning it has the potential to have a major impact in the UK in terms of energy and carbon savings.

Domestic Newbuild
sponsored by Dimplex Quantum Energy System: the low cost, low carbon electric heating system that adapts to its environment

Highly commended
SHINE-ZC â Aggregate Industries
A really interesting project showing great potential for commercially viable delivery at scale

Winner
Penzer Street - Eco Vicarage â Speller Metcalfe
The judges felt the Passivhaus standard, coupled with the challenging waste and water reduction targets, illustrated what can be done with a holistic green approach.

Domestic Retrofit
sponsored by Dimplex Quantum Energy System: the low cost, low carbon electric heating system that adapts to its environment

Highly commended
Church View, North Yorkshire â Henry Boot Construction
A great example of how the RHPP can be used to fund work on off-gas properties.

Winner
Cosy Home â St Vincentâs Housing Association
This striking project achieved SuperHome status with a budget of just £6,500 and is raising awareness of energy saving potential in the local community.

Education Retrofit
sponsored by Dimplex Commercial: energy efficient heating and air movement products to reduce building carbon emissions

Winner
GLEE - Green Library Education and Environment â University of Bradford
The energy use of 24-hour university library has been cut impressively in this project, bringing a D rating up to an A in this 1970s building.

Education Newbuild
sponsored by Dimplex Renewables: the widest range of heat pumps for domestic and commercial applications in the UK

Highly commended
Preston Manor Lower School â Brent Council
A sustainable school with an admirable approach to post-occupancy evaluation.

Winner
Schoolhaus â UK Energy Partners
This affordable school building shows the advantages of off-site construction when aiming for a low-energy building, which also generates revenue with the PV roof.

Workplace Newbuild
sponsored by Dimplex Commercial: energy efficient heating and air movement products to reduce building carbon emissions

Highly commended
1 Angel Square â Co-operative
An exciting project that deserves a special mention for its energy performance contract â the judges are looking forward to hearing more about this as the building becomes fully occupied.

Winner
Hemcrete Museum Store â Science Museum
The Science Museum has achieved a low-energy building that needed a high level of humidity control, which is usually an incredibly energy-intensive activity.

Workplace Retrofit
sponsored by Dimplex Renewables: the widest range of heat pumps for domestic and commercial applications in the UK

Winner
CMGRP-Weber Shandwick, Waterhouse Square â Fourfront Group & Cushman & Wakefield
This project shows that a cost-effective intervention with modest measures can result in real energy savings, particularly important for historic or heritage properties.

Leisure & retail
sponsored by Dimplex Commercial: energy efficient heating and air movement products to reduce building carbon emissions

The judges have picked two winners in this category.

Leisure winner
Arcola Theatre, Dalston â PhotonStar LED
The sustainable renovation of this theatre looks at every aspect, from the low-energy lighting to the natural ventilation system, and its energy performance deserves recognition.

Retail winner
Cheshire Oaks â Marks and Spencer
M&S raises the bar with this store and it serves as another example of an organisation that knows the importance of post-occupancy evaluation.




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