BRE’s Innovation Park in Ravenscraig has been shortlisted for a top accolade at the Green Apple Awards, the annual campaign which recognises, rewards and promotes environmental best practice around the world.
Internationally renowned as a world-leading building science centre that generates new knowledge through research, BRE is nominated in the ‘Environmental Best Practice’ category for its Innovation Park in Ravenscraig where the company has created a mini-demonstration community of homes and buildings tapping into world-changing invention and innovation.
Dr David Kelly, group director, BRE Innovation Park Networks, notes: “We are clearly delighted that the efforts made by our team and our industry partners, to demonstrate innovations in sustainable development at the Innovation Park have been recognised in this way.
“With stretching Scottish, UK and international targets in place to address issues surrounding sustainable development, energy efficiency and carbon emissions, it is vital for those operating within the built environment to have outlets available where new and innovative design and build techniques can be tested and monitored, and that is exactly what we offer at the BRE Innovation Park in Ravenscraig.”
Within the BRE Innovation Park in Lanarkshire, there are currently a number of projects on site, including Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficient House and Scottish company, AppleGreen’s design for an affordable, Energy Efficient home, both of which are attracting national and international attention.
The Park is also home to the Curriculum House which has been designed by the brightest and best architectural and construction students from New College Lanarkshire and is the first ‘live’ higher level educational project of its kind in the UK.
Also located at the Park is the Refurbished House, a recreation of the four in a block home, which demonstrates a range of innovative retrofit solutions for some of the most energy inefficient homes across Scotland and the UK.
The Green Apple Awards are run by The Green Organisation – an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.
The awards aim to improve environmental performance, encourage the efficient use of resources, enhance the competitiveness of organisations and support the wider goals of sustainable development, including social benefits through community and staff involvement.
Dr Kelly and representatives from BRE Innovation Park will attend a ceremony in Edinburgh on Monday 21 September when the winners of the Green Apple Awards will be announced.
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