Congratulations to: Durham – runner up at the UK’s Building Services Awards
The Building Services Awards - the main event in the industries calendar - took place at the Grosvenor House on London’s Park Lane on Monday 26th June 2006.
Durham County Council was singled out by the judges for its forward-thinking efforts to improve energy performance. It is the first local authority in Europe to display energy performance certificates in all its buildings, enabling instant comparisons of efficiency. A series of energy awareness seminars were held for staff and elected members to enable them to offer simple advice to building users when visiting sites. The Council has also carried out a number of renewable energy demonstration projects.