Retro Expo Award Winners Announced!

1st November, 2012

Last night saw the Retro Expo Awards 2012 given out during a networking party held in the Green Deal Summit Arena. Penny Poyzer picked up the DECC Retrofit Pioneer Award (pictured with Jo Smit, Editor of Building 4 Change).You will be able to read more about each of the winners in the next issue of our dedicated show magazine - Retrozine

The awards celebrate Britain's most inspiring retrofit products, projects and people and were hosted by Birmingham Energy Savers and Carillion Energy Services, they honoured 12 pioneering initiatives from across the UK.

And the winners were:

Building Fabric Product Innovation of the Year

United House

Building Services Product Innovation of the Year

Retrofit Innovation of the Year
London Borough of Islington and Avalon Abseiling

Domestic Retrofit Project of the Year
Eco-Energy (NI)

Community-driven Retrofit Project of the Year
The Facility and London Borough of Southwark

Non-domestic Retrofit Project of the Year

Public Building Retrofit Project of the Year
Willmott Dixon and North Somerset Council

Large-scale Retrofit Project of the Year
Affinity Sutton

Retrofit Client of the Year

Institute for Sustainability

Excellence in Retrofit Training
Parity Projects and EAL

The DECC Retrofit Pioneer Award
Penney Poyzer and Gil Schalom

Outstanding Achievement of the Year
Travis Perkins for Sustainable Building Solutions

Co-chair of the Judging Panel Peter Rickaby, from Rickaby Thompson Associates, commended the high standard of entries:

“The judges were impressed by the scope and quality of the industry’s engagement with retrofit. The many projects submitted are evidence that a national retrofit programme is beginning to emerge and the industry is acquiring the technological skills required to deliver over 20 million retrofits during the next 40 years.”

Dave Allport, Project Manager of Birmingham Energy Savers said:

“The Awards recognise those who will be at the cutting edge of low energy refurbishment. The innovations that they are making will help to improve the lives of countless people in fuel poverty and that’s why Birmingham is proud to host this Award Ceremony."

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