Garstang Homes receive a Green Apple
Published by Lucy Bradwell for The Regenda Group in Housing and also in Communities, Environment
Regenda's award winning development at Beech Close
A £1.5million housing development in Garstang by North West housing provider, The Regenda Group, has won a Green Apple Environment Award.
The development, in Claughton on Brock, competed against more than 500 other nominations. Regenda will be presented with their Green Apple Award, part of the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities, at a glittering presentation ceremony in the House of Commons on November 12.
The Beech House Farm development consists of thirteen family homes with a number of environmentally friendly features. These include solar panels which feed directly into every property to heat the water, a rainwater harvesting system to reduce water consumption, an ultra-efficient gas boiler, and improved insulation and double glazing throughout.
Martin Davies, Head of Development at Regenda said: “We’re absolutely delighted that this development has received a Green Apple. We worked hard to make sure that these new homes were in keeping with their rural location whilst at the same time reducing their impact on the environment. These are high quality affordable homes in places where people want to live.”
Regenda has been invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their experience.
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries. The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising and promoting environmental best practice.
Judges for the Green Apple Awards are drawn from the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.