LSE has won two awards at the Sustainable City Awards 2011 for its New Academic Building (NAB).
The Sustainable City Awards recognise and reward UK organisations for their outstanding achievements and innovation across all aspects of sustainability. LSE entered these awards for the first time, submitting in two categories – one for 'Sustainable Building' and the other for 'Resource Conservation' – and was presented with Highly Commended Awards for both at the awards ceremony on Thursday 3 February.
This is the tenth year that the City of London Corporation has presented these prestigious awards.
Julian Robinson, director of Estates at LSE, said: 'It is an honour to be recognised by the Sustainable City Awards as a leader in the field. Sustainability was a key consideration when building the New Academic Building, which was constructed to the BREEAM 'Excellent' standard and the lessons learned from this project have enabled us to draw up a BREEAM 'Outstanding' brief for our forthcoming New Students' Centre.'
Allan Blair, director of facilities management, praised the facilities team and building users for supporting the bin the bin system which has resulted in consistently high recycling rates in the NAB and is being gradually rolled out across campus.
In the Sustainable Buildings category, LSE was shortlisted alongside the London Fire Brigade, London Youth, Avalon Abseiling Ltd and Brookfield Construction Ltd. The Resource Conservation shortlist saw LSE placed alongside Arcola Theatre, Brookfield Construction, Land Securities and Eversheds.