The inaugural Homebuilding & Renovating Green Home Awards opened for entries on 2 November, designed to commend the companies that are leading the way in creating more sustainable homes to safeguard the future of the industry and enable it to contribute towards the net-zero carbon movement.
The announcement coincides with the government’s Green Homes Grant scheme, which started in England recently. This allows homeowners to claim up to two-thirds on energy-efficient improvements to their home, up to £5,000 or £10,000, redeemable by 31 March 2021.
Companies can enter now on https://www.greenhomeawards.com/2020/634036 within the awards categories, which include:
- Best Airtightness Product
- Best Biomass Boiler
- Best Energy-Saving, Energy Storage or Energy-Generating Product
- Best Green Building System
- Best Green Consultancy Service
- Best Green Innovation
- Best Green Interior Product (including kitchens, lighting and furniture)
- Best Green Supplier (including renewables and building materials’ suppliers)
- Best Heat Pump
- Best Heating and/or Hot Water Innovation
- Best Insulation Product or Supplier
- Best Low-Energy Door System
- Best Low-Energy Glazing System
- Best Natural Building Material
- Best Smart Energy-Saving Product
- Best Solar Panel
- Best Ventilation System or Supplier
- Best Water-Saving Product
Any UK company is eligible to enter by completing the form with a 300-word USP for each product entered together with a hi-res product image. The deadline for entries is 5 February 2021, with the winners being announced on Earth Day on 22 April 2021 across Homebuilding & Renovating online channels. Cost of entry is £229 (ex vat) for Early Bird (before 27 November) or £339 (ex vat) after this date. The entry cost guarantees all nominees will be featured in digital content aimed at the 100,000 qualified Homebuilding & Renovating audience and in its Green Buying Guide; will receive social media assets to promote their involvement; and will be promoted across print and digital assets, website, newsletters and social media for the winners.
Jason Orme, managing director of Homes at Future PLC, says, “Buildings are responsible for over 40 per cent of global energy usage and around a third of greenhouse gas emissions. As the green building market continues to grow exponentially and enters the mainstream for home building with more accessible and competitive products and innovations, we identified that the time is right to celebrate sustainability in the sector. We hope these pioneering companies will realise their ground-breaking work and nominate themselves in our inaugural awards to receive the recognition and plaudits they deserve.”
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Rebecca Morpeth Spayne,
Editor, Showhome Magazine
Tel: +44 (0) 1622 823 922