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21 Jun 2013
Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy Winners in 2013
Low-carbon building pioneers win national green energy awards
Now in their 13th year, the Ashden Awards champion
Low-carbon building innovators Sustainable Energy Academy/United House and Monodraught were announced (20 June) as two of the winners of the 2013 UK Ashden Awards, the UK’s leading green energy prize.
The Awards were presented by co-founder of Forum for the Future Jonathon Porritt at a prestigious ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London, hosted by broadcaster and cultural commentator Emma Freud.
The Sustainable Energy Academy (SEA) and United House were awarded the overall UK Gold Award for the safe, low-fuss interior wall installation process they have developed which is breaking down the barriers to insulating the over 7 million solid-walled homes in the UK. The process uses laser scanning and other standard building trade technologies in a novel way, reducing costs by around 25% and avoiding the need to decant residents, while fuel bills are cut by up to 40%.
The Ashden Judges said:
“SEA’s creativity and United House’s experience in delivery have combined to create an affordable, easy-to-install insulation solution that is breaking down the barriers to making the UK’s housing stock more energy-efficient. This could play a major role in reducing fuel poverty by keeping homes warm while radically cutting fuel bills. This successful business partnership could revolutionise the home insulation sector, as well as providing new opportunities for employment in the green economy.”
John Doggart, Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Academy said:
“The Sustainable Energy Academy with United House is delighted to have won an Ashden Gold Award. This is the second time SEA has won an Ashden Award, a great honour in itself, and we have also found the Award helps us massively to reach opinion formers and key players, whose buy-in is so critical to successfully insulating the 7 million solid wall properties in the UK.”
Monodraught was awarded the Impax Ashden Award for Energy Innovation for its COOL-PHASE® low-energy cooling and ventilation system. The system reduces the running costs of buildings and creates a fresh and healthy indoor environment, while energy consumption is reduced by up to 90% compared to conventional cooling systems.
Nick Hopper, Monodraught Technical Director said:
“Winning the prestigious Ashden Awards with our COOL-PHASE® system is a real boost for everyone at Monodraught, because the whole company has been involved in its development. Designing and manufacturing sustainable products that reduce energy consumption is a worthwhile objective for all companies – at Monodraught we relish it as our long-term mission.”
Now in their 13th year, the Ashden Awards champion practical, local energy solutions that cut carbon, reduce poverty and improve people’s lives in the UK and developing world.
11 May 2013
Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy – 2013
Low-carbon building innovators in running for national green energy awards
2013 Ashden Award finalists announced
Low-carbon building champions Monodraught, Breathing Buildings and Sustainable Energy Academy/United House have all been selected as finalists for the 2013 Ashden Awards, the UK’s leading green energy prize. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society on 20 June.
Cambridge University spin-off Breathing Buildings has expertly designed a natural ventilation system that minimises energy use and improves air quality inside buildings.
Breathing Buildings Managing Director Dr Shaun Fitzgerald said: “We are thrilled to be a finalist for the Ashden Awards. Breathing Buildings is constantly working to provide low energy natural ventilation solutions through our e-stack technology.”
Monodraught’s COOL-PHASE® low-energy cooling and ventilation system reduces the running costs of buildings and creates a fresh and healthy indoor environment, while energy consumption is reduced by up to 90% compared to conventional cooling systems.
Nick Hopper, Monodraught Technical Director said: “We are delighted to be finalists for the prestigious UK Ashden Awards 2013, as they closely reflect the vision that has driven Monodraught since the company was founded nearly 40 years ago: to create low carbon, low energy initiatives that enable sustainability within the built environment.”
The Sustainable Energy Academy (SEA) and United House’s safe, fuss-free measurement and installation process uses laser scanning and other standard building trade technologies in a novel way, reducing costs by around 25% and avoiding the need to decant residents.
John Doggart, Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Academy said: “The Sustainable Energy Academy with United House is delighted to be in the running for an Ashden Award. Winning an Award would help us massively to reach the opinion formers and key players. Their buy-in is critical to successfully insulating the seven million solid wall properties in the UK.”
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Ashden Award – Background
The Ashden Awards were set up in 2001 to champion practical, local energy solutions that cut carbon, protect the environment, reduce poverty and improve people’s lives. Since then we have rewarded and supported more than 140 winners across the UK and the developing world. Find out more at www.ashden.org
Since 2001, Ashden award winners have improved the lives of 33 million people worldwide, and are now saving over 4 million tonnes of CO2 every year.
A total of 14 Awards will be presented at the ceremony, as follows: • Four UK awards, to include:
o The Impax Ashden Award for Energy Innovation
o The Ashden 2013 UK Gold Award
• Four international awards, to include:
o The 2013 International Gold Award
o Citi Ashden Award for Financial Innovation
o Waterloo Foundation Ashden Award for Avoided Deforestation
o Zennström Philanthropies Ashden Award for Innovation
• Two Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel
• Two Small Island Developing States Awards, a new category launched this year with the support of the World Bank and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) through the SIDS DOCK support program
• Two Ashden School Awards.
Winners of the 2013 UK Ashden Awards will receive £10,000 to £20,000 in prize money as well as business support, access to investors and a global platform to build their profile.
Brief information about each finalist and a high-resolution image can be found at www.ashden.org/2013_awards
The Awards ceremony is on Thursday 20 June
On Wednesday 19 June from 9am to 5pm the 2013 Ashden Conference will be held at the Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London where some of the UK and international finalists will speak about their work, along with panel debate and discussions. Speakers will include Jonathon Porritt and Camilla Toulmin from the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED). Journalists are welcome to attend and can book in advance for one-on-one interviews. Contact Julia Hawkins: [email protected]
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