The inaugural Homebuilding & Renovating Green Home Awards will open for entries on 2 November 2020, designed to commend the companies that are leading the way in creating more sustainable homes to safeguard the future of the industry and enable it to contribute towards the net-zero carbon movement.
The announcement coincides with the government’s Green Homes Grant scheme, which started in England recently. This allows homeowners to claim up to two-thirds on energy-efficient improvements to their home, up to £5,000 or £10,000, redeemable by 31 March 2021.
Companies can register their interest now on www.greenhomeawards.com to receive further information about the awards categories, which include:
Energy Saving Measures
– Best Cavity Wall Insulation Supplier
– Best Insulation Supplier
– Best Low Energy Windows & Doors System
– Best Green Boiler
– Best Green Biomass Boiler
– Best Solar Panel
– Best PV Panel
– Best Heat Pump
– Award for Responsibly Sourced Furniture
– Award for Greenest Building Material
– Best Energy Saving Product
– Best Smart Energy Saving Product
– Best Green Building Innovation
Any UK company is eligible to enter by completing the form with a 300-word USP for each product entered together with a hi-res product image. The deadline for entries is 5 February 2021, with the winners being announced on Earth Day on 22 April 2021 across Homebuilding & Renovating online channels. Cost of entry is £229 (ex vat) for Early Bird (before 27 November) or £339 (ex vat) after this date. The entry cost guarantees all nominees will be featured in digital content aimed at the 100,000 qualified Homebuilding & Renovating audience and in its Green Buying Guide; will receive social media assets to promote their involvement; and will be promoted across print and digital assets, website, newsletters and social media for the winners.
Jason Orme, managing director of Homes at Future PLC, says, “Buildings are responsible for over 40 per cent of global energy usage and around a third of greenhouse gas emissions. As the green building market continues to grow exponentially and enters the mainstream for home building with more accessible and competitive products and innovations, we identified that the time is right to celebrate sustainability in the sector. We hope these pioneering companies will realise their ground-breaking work and nominate themselves in our inaugural awards to receive the recognition and plaudits they deserve.”