EnviroVent & City West Housing Trust wins Energy Award01/12/2012

EnviroVent and City West Housing Trust picked up the prize for Energy Efficient/ Retrofit Refurbishment of the Year at last night’s Energy Awards at the Grosvenor hotel in London.

Last night, over 500 of the Energy industry's key players attended the inaugural Energy Awards, the awards had a record number of impressive entries which showcased the work of leading companies working hard to lower emissions.

In its 2nd year,  the Energy Awards recognise and reward both supply and demand-side excellence within the energy sector. The Awards acknowledge achievement in carbon reduction and energy efficiency, energy supply, brokering as well as products and services.

Comedian Hal Cruttenden hosted the awards and with sponsors and supporters, presented the trophies to the winners. Guests on the night enjoyed a drinks reception and dinner followed by an after-show party and casino.

Tim McManan - Smith, Editor of Water, Energy & Environment, said: “The Energy Awards 2012 are where the energy industry recognises its undoubted achievements and provides inspiration to what can be obtained if we intelligently manage energy use. They are one small step towards communicating the truly great things that are going on the energy industry that can ultimately aid consumers in running their businesses.” EnviroVent and City West Housing Trust won the prestigious award for the refurbishment of Engels House, a 1960s tower block in Salford.

After a complete transformation, Engels is now regarded as one of the most energy efficient high rises in the country. Numerous contractors worked on the project where state of the art eco-technologies were used to combat fuel poverty.

EnviroVent was responsible for supply and installing their MEV Spider, a continuous mechanical extract ventilation system, into each of the 58 flats. The unit was chosen by City West for its eco-friendly characteristics, energy efficiency and long term savings.

Since they were established in 2008, City West Housing Trust has invested over 200 million pounds into their housing stock as part of a long term programme to improve the homes which they own and manage.