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Carbon Trust Scotland – Scottish Sustainable Built Environment

8 Nov 2012

Low Carbon Building Awards 2013

Entries Now Open for Low Carbon Building Awards 2013

WHO WILL WIN THE ACCOLADE OF HAVING THE LOWEST CARBON BUILDING IN SCOTLAND IN 2013?

The Carbon Trust Scotland is now ready to receive entries for the Low Carbon Building Awards 2013, which comprise two categories: new build and refurbishment, giving the full range of commercial building projects the opportunity to become exemplars of the successful implementation of low carbon design principles.

The Carbon Trust Low Carbon Building Awards have been specifically designed to acknowledge and applaud the success of organisations in Scotland in designing, refurbishing and building low carbon buildings. The judges will therefore be looking for new and refurbished buildings that not only embody low carbon design principles, but also deliver reduced energy demand and emissions, sustainability and a high quality of occupant experience.

Entries for the Low Carbon Building Awards in either the new build or refurbishment categories will be judged by a range of criteria that encompass project management arrangements; procurement processes; the design features; sustainability of the construction process; quality of occupant experience; and the cost of the build/refurbishment and ongoing usage.

The 2012 winners of the Carbon Trust Low Carbon Building Awards were the Pleasance Upgrade Project in Edinburgh (refurb) and the Bathgate Partnership Centre in West Lothian (new build). The University of St Andrews was also named a highly commended finalist in the new build category for its biomedical sciences annex.

The rules:

• The building must have been commissioned or delivered in Scotland since January 2011 and has either been built or refurbished in accordance with low carbon design principles.

• The competition is open to commercial buildings only, no residential properties will be considered.

• Entries for the 2013 awards must be received by 5pm on 14 December 2012. The judges’ decision shall be final.

Further information on the competition and an application form can be found by visiting http://www.carbontrust.com/media/202549/carbon-trust-lcb-award-application-form-2013.pdf

If you have any questions please call Kirsten Watson or Lynne Hughes on 0141 222 2040 or email lowcarbon@smarts.co.uk

18 Jan 2012

Low Carbon Building Awards 2012

Entries Now Open for Low Carbon Building Awards 2012

The Carbon Trust Scotland, in conjunction with Urban Realm, is now ready to receive entries for the fifth Carbon Trust Low Carbon Building Award, which this year comprises two categories: new build and refurbishment.

The Carbon Trust Low Carbon Building Award has been specifically designed to acknowledge and applaud the success of organisations in Scotland in designing and building low carbon buildings. The judges will therefore be looking for new and refurbished buildings that not only embody low carbon design principles, but also deliver reduced energy demand and emissions, sustainability and a high quality of occupant experience.

Entries for the Low Carbon Building Award in either the new build or refurbishment categories will be judged by a range of criteria that encompass project management arrangements; procurement processes; the design features; sustainability of the construction process; quality of occupant experience; and the cost of the build/refurbishment and ongoing usage.

Previous winners of the Carbon Trust Low Carbon Building Award include Angus Council in the new build category for Seaview Primary School in Monifieth, Angus, and MPD Ltd in the refurbishment category for Carnbooth House Hotel in Carmunnock. For both winners, the judges were particularly impressed with the attention to detail and how each specified low carbon at the start of the programme planning, rather than as a later consideration.

Paul Wedgwood, manager, Carbon Trust Scotland, commented: “There have been many exciting and innovative builds and refurbishments taking place over the last two years, especially as technology and our understanding of low carbon deliverables develops.

“Through having the two categories, the 2012 award will give the full range of building projects the opportunity to become exemplars of the successful implementation of low carbon design principles, and I would encourage anyone involved in such a project to step up for recognition.”

Competition rules are as follows:

• The building must have been commissioned or delivered in Scotland since January 2010.

• The closing date for entries for the 2012 award is Friday 20 January 2012; however this date may be flexible. Please contact carbontrustbriefing@smarts.co.uk with any queries.

• The judges’ decision shall be final.

The winners will be announced at an awards dinner in Glasgow on 22 March 2012.


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