BRE nominated for top environmental prize


BRE’s Innovation Park in Ravenscraig is in contention a top prize at the Green Apple Awards, the annual campaign which rewards environmental best practice around the world.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Edinburgh later this month, with BRE shortlisted in the “Environmental Best Practice” category for its Innovation Park where the company has created a “mini-demonstration community” of homes and buildings tapping into world changing invention and innovation.

Dr David Kelly, Group Director BRE Innovation Park Networks explained, “We are clearly delighted that the efforts made by our team and our industry partners, to demonstrate innovations in sustainable development at the Innovation Park have been recognised in this way. With stretching Scottish, UK and international targets in place to address issues surrounding sustainable development, energy efficiency and carbon emissions, it is vital for those operating within the built environment to have outlets available where new and innovative design and build techniques can be tested and monitored, and that is exactly what we offer at the BRE Innovation Park in Ravenscraig.”

Within the BRE Innovation Park in Lanarkshire, there are currently a number of projects on site including Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficient House and Scottish company AppleGreen’s design for an affordable, energy efficient home. The Park is also home to the Curriculum House which has been designed by architectural and construction students from New College Lanarkshire and is the first ‘live’ higher level educational project of its kind in the UK. Also located at the Park is the Refurbished House, a recreation of the four in a block home, which demonstrates a range of retrofit solutions for some of the most energy inefficient homes in the country.