On the 19th November this year, the Public Sector Sustainability Awards are coming to ExCeL, London and will take place at EMEX, the Energy Managers Exhibition. The awards will be presented by Lord Redesdale, co-founder of EMEX and CEO of the EMA at 3pm.
These prestigious awards are run by IPSEM (the Institute of Public Sector Estates Management) and have been acknowledging great achievements in the public sector for the past three years.
Ralph Scrivens, Director at Institute of Public Sector Estates Management (IPSEM) said, “A positive change in our behaviour and knowledge of energy efficiency today will support our future.
Sustainability is key in ensuring that our resources remain intact for longer. The government’s Carbon Plan states that if the UK is to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, all sectors have to be more energy efficient. The PSS Awards promote sustainability as a real issue in the public sector and the shortlisted and winning organisations set impressive benchmarks and examples for their peers each year.”
The awards will include Most Sustainable Public Sector Organisations, Most Sustainable Public Sector Projects, Best Energy Management and Sustainability Manager of the Year. Each of the awards marks an impressive and important achievement, in contribution to lowering the carbon emissions of the public sector.
Mark Gouldstone, Sustainability Marketing Manager of BSI said, “BSI are proud to be associated with the PSSA awards. Sustainability should be a key part of any business’ agenda and these awards are a great way of rewarding those businesses that have shown they have Sustainability at the heart of their business.”
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Lord Redesdale, CEO of the EMA and co-founder of EMEX said, “The quality and number of entries reflect the enormous amount of work and dedication in the public sector to reduce energy use.”
The organisations short listed for the 2014 awards are:
Central Services Agency
Cheshire Police Constabulary
Department of Energy & Climate Change
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Eastleigh Borough Council
Essex County Council
Exeter City Council
Greater London Authority
Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust
Leicester City Council
London & Quadrant Housing Association
Metropolitan Police Services
Mid Essex Hospital N H S Trust
North Tyneside Council
Northern Ireland Assembly
Norwich City Council
Oxford City Council
Public Health England
South Essex Partnership NHS Trust
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Swale Borough Council
The National Assembly for Wales
University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation
University of Nottingham
Warwickshire County Council
Worcestershire County Council
EMEX is very proud to be hosting the awards ceremony and we look forward to announcing the winners!