Monday, 20 August 2007
Thurrock Council's Private Housing Service and their ThurrockEnergy Partnership, is on track to represent the UK in the European business Awards for the Environment.
For the second year running, The ThurrockEnergy partnership has just been notified that from over 500 nominations, it is among the major winners in the Green Apple Environment Awards.
One of the principal aims of the 'Thurrock Energy' partnership is to seek cost effective solutions and opportunities to significantly improve the energy efficiency of resident's homes. The scheme was also considered to be the only known scheme that focuses its assistance to homebuyers, and has linked to the Government's Home Information Pack.
The Service will be presented with their Green Apple Award at the House of Commons later this year, when top winners have the chance to represent their country in the Brussels event.
Cllr Sue MacPherson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, said: "This is fantastic news and shows that the Council are committed to energy saving and reducing the carbon footprint wherever we can. To be nominated is great in itself but to be among the major winners is a fantastic achievement and I'm personally very proud of all who have made this a reality for the second year in a row".
The ThurrockEnergy Partnership has already been honoured for their environmental achievement and their work has been published in The Green Book, the international work of reference on environmental best practice. This can be viewed at www.thegreenorganisation.info.
The Green Apple Awards are now in their fourteenth year and are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political and non-profit environmental group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental bet practice around the world.