RED who were finalists in two categories, joined a broad range of companies who were honoured at the prestigious Environment and Energy Awards at their annual Gala Dinner in Birmingham and were “highly commended” for their entry in the Innovative Energy-Efficient Project category.
RED’s award submissions this year have focussed on its ‘Waste is Good’ approach – the starting point of which is an appreciation that, in effect, nature loves waste. In nature, one organism’s waste is another’s lunch, shelter or breath. The waste produced by our buildings and infrastructure is naturally precious, too. But we’re only now adapting sufficiently well to see how to use it.
In summing up this year’s Gala Dinner – which saw record entries in all categories - Donna Bushell, Event Director, said: “Each year the quality of entries improves, which makes it a difficult but rewarding challenge to pick the winners. What came across very clearly was the commitment that was demonstrated by all the entrants to sustainable practices that would have impact not just now, but in the years to come. We would like to congratulate the winners, who have shown outstanding innovation, commitment, and inspiration across a broad range of projects in the most difficult economic circumstances.”