SWAN CENTRE WINS HIGHEST ACCOLADE AT ENVIRONMENT AWARDS
The Swan Centre, Eastleigh announced today that it has
just scooped a prestigious environmental award for the second year running at
the annual Green Apple Environment Awards, held in London. This year, the
Centre Management team walked away from the glittering presentation ceremony at
the Houses of Parliament with a Green Champion Winner Award in Property and
Estate Management for Energy Saving, the highest
accolade in the category.
The Centre competed against more than 500 nominees within
the Environmental Best Practice category and won the award for a 17.6 % reduction
in electricity consumption, totaling 293,395 kWh.
Daniel Kitchen; Swan Centre Manager, and John
Parker; Operations Manager, attended the presentation ceremony on Monday 6
November, where they received their Green Apple Champion trophy and
certificate. ‘We were delighted to be recognized for our achievements in energy
saving at the Green Apple Awards for a second year running, and to win the best
in category it’s just amazing.’ said Daniel Kitchen. ‘Reducing the impact our
Centre has on the environment will continue to be a strong focus for the whole
team at the Swan Centre for 2018, as we look introduce more energy efficient
LED lighting throughout the malls next year.’
As a result of this Green Apple Award success, The
Swan Centre has now been invited to have their winning paper published in The
Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best
practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn
from their achievement. They could also progress to represent their country in
the Green World Awards, and the European Business Awards for the Environment.
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become
established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour
among companies, councils, communities and countries.
The Green Apple Awards are supported by the
Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the
Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.