University's iCon triumphs with Environmental Sustainability Award
Published Tuesday 15th November 2011
The University of Northampton's iCon Centre has been awarded the prestigious 'Environmental Sustainability' award at the recent East Midlands Constructing Excellence Awards 2011.
The iCon Environmental Innovation Centre, based in Daventry, Northamptonshire, was entered for the Awards by the West Northants Development Corporation which part-funded the development.
Clare Howe of Code Green and lead judge for Environmental Sustainability, commented:
This project stood head and shoulders above the rest, based on its approach from consultation, inception, throughout the design, construction and now use. Very low-energy use was achieved by getting the building fabric right, rather than relying on renewables, and using appropriate technologies.Clare Howe
The award adds to The University of Northampton's reputation as a national leader in promoting innovation in sustainable construction. Success in the regional Awards gives the iCon a place in the Constructing Excellence National finals, due to be announced on 25 November.
John Liddle, iCon Director, said:
The iCon Centre is also a finalist in the upcoming Northamptonshire Business Excellence awards where it hopes to see a repeat of its success at the EMCBE.
This is a third award for the iCon, which demonstrates The University of Northampton's determination to achieve the highest standards in all we do.John Liddle