Sustainable building products supplier Green Building Store has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2009, it was announced today (Tuesday 21 April 2009). The company has won the award because of its ‘pioneering approach to sustainability’ and for delivering ‘cutting edge sustainable products to the market’. Earlier this year Green Building Store launched a range of Passivhaus products and is a passionate proponent of Passivhaus design, which can create buildings which use 90% less energy than the UK average.The company has pioneered sustainable practices in window manufacture through its own Ecoplus range of timber windows and doors and also offers leading edge water-saving products.
The Queen’s Award recognises the role played by Green Building Store in developing the market for sustainable building products:
“Green Building Store’s actions and achievements have not only delivered cutting edge sustainable products to the market, but in so doing have progressed the nature of this market-place itself”. Green Building Store’s wider activities and initiatives were also praised for serving to “disseminate and normalise the concept of sustainable building products… driving broader competitor best practice in the process”.
Launched in 1995, Green Building Store supplies timber windows and doors, water-saving sanitaryware, Passivhaus products and natural building materials throughout the UK, via its mailorder and online store (www.greenbuildingstore.co.uk). Green Building Store’s Ecoplus range of windows and doors are made at its workshops in Yorkshire and have pioneered the use of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Pure 100% certified timber and ultra efficient glazing in window manufacture. Green Building Store is also a strong advocate of Passivhaus design which it believes offers the most effective – and cost-effective – way to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and respond to the urgent threat posed by climate change.
Chris Herring, Green Building Store Director said of the company’s Queen’s Award:
“Our Queen’s Award is a fantastic recognition of all the work we have done over the last 14 years in pushing the sustainability agenda in the building sector. We will continue to offer leading edge sustainable building products for homes and all types of buildings – providing radical solutions to the urgent threat posed by climate change”.
The Queen’s Award will be presented to Green Building Store Directors and staff at a ceremony later in the year.