The Pavilions shopping centre has been presented with a prestigious Green Apple Award in the international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities. Having competed against hundreds of other nominations, The Pavilions shopping centre attended a prize giving ceremony on 06 November at the Houses of Parliament.
The award is for Environmental Best Practice 2017 and has been achieved in light of the centre’s innovative work in managing energy to ensure sustainability and cost effectiveness. It is the 2nd time The Pavilions has entered the Green Apple Awards, after winning a silver award in 2015. On Monday, 6th November, it was revealed that the centre has won the 2017 gold award for energy saving in the property and estate management category. The award entry will also be published in ‘The Green Book’, a leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow learn from this achievement.
The Pavilions places great emphasis on its green strategy, and the results that this has yielded have placed the centre in this award-winning position. The team at The Pavilions have ensured that phenomenal savings have been achieved over the recent years, with a cutting-edge system implemented to support all energy savings initiatives at the shopping centre.
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994; an annual international campaign to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world. Run by The Green Organisation, the awards have become renowned as one of the most successful environmental campaigns in the world and are open to individuals, companies, councils and international corporations.
Aaron Bayliss, Centre Manager at The Pavilions shopping centre comments, “We are delighted to have been selected to win another one of these prestigious awards; having an outstanding environmental performance is central to our business and we are really proud of the results that we are achieving. We’ve spent the past years implementing new energy management practices, systems and initiatives to achieve our aim and this award is testament to what can be achieved by any business wanting to lessen their eco footprint.”