SEED wins Sustainable Product Award

16th March 2011

Here at SEED we are very proud that our panel system received the award for Sustainable Product 2011 by the British Institute of Interior Designers (BIID) at their conference at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre on March 11th.

 

BIID's first annual conference featured a range of talks on retrofitting of existing properties, with a view to improving energy efficiency and tackling emissions. Prominent speakers included designer Wayne Hemingway, Katy Lithgow Head Conservator at the National Trust, lighting designer Sally Storey, the Government’s Chief Construction Adviser Paul Morrell and Oliver Novakovic, Director of Housing Futures at BRE.

 

At the end of the conference winners were announced and awards presented by Wayne Hemmingway. SEED Homes was chosen "for the high usage of local materials, efficient in-factory construction and ability to use low grade certified timber". The award was accepted by Edward Bulmer of SEED Homes.

 

Edward Bulmer also received second place in the Retrofit Project Award 2011 for his work to a grade 2* listed house in Herefordshire. The BIID said that the judges "admired the light touch of the retrofit which had produced carbon and cost savings while retaining the historic integrity of the building"

 

For further details see  http://www.biid.org.uk/news/BIID-retrofit-conference-and-awards