Kingdom Housing Association wins Green Apple Award
Kingdom scoops Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice.
At Westminster on Monday, attention switched from the green benches of the main chamber to the announcement of the Green Apple Awards, the annual campaign to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world.
Kingdom Housing Association scooped the Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice in recognition of its ongoing commitment to sustainability.
For over 20 years, Kingdom’s Sustainability Policy has confirmed their commitment and dedication to placing sustainability at the heart of their policies, planning, decision making and operations.
From developing the first social rented house in the UK to achieve Passivhaus accreditation in Pittenweem to the inclusion of solar panels, grey water re-use, sun-stores and passive heat transfers in their properties, Kingdom’s approach to development not only delivers environmental benefits but also significant benefits for tenants, including lower energy costs and improved health and wellbeing
Bill Banks, Kingdom Group Chief Executive, said: “Winning a coveted Green Apple Award reflects the huge effort everyone at Kingdom makes to environmental best practice. Kingdom promotes a culture focused on educating, training and motivating staff to conduct their activities in a sustainable manner which benefits the environment, our tenants and the sector as a whole.”
Mr Banks added: “We are very proud of the environmental standards we incorporate into our housing, however sustainability extends much further than the physical build and this award recognises the work we have been doing across the organisation to recognise sustainability principles in everything we do.”
Pictured: Left to right – Bill Banks, Kingdom Group Chief Executive, and Calum Kippen, Interim Head of Governance and Organisational Support Services.