Hatrick of Green Apples for CGA
Published by CGA Comms for Community Gateway Association in Housing and also in Communities, Education, Environment, Health
CGA's Green Apple Awards
Community Gateway Association (CGA) has been awarded a Green Apple Award for environmental best practice for the third time in four years.
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the countries major recognition for environmental endeavor among companies, councils and communities.
The awards are organised by the Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.
The Green Apple Awards are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.
CGA’s property investment team was nominated for its work in the Ribbleton area of the city.
The project carried out external wall insulation and roofing works to 92 properties, the project received funding of £361,440 through the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) and £135,000 of funding through the Green Deal Cash Back initiative.
CGA’s property investment team was also able to signpost 90 owner occupiers in the area to be able to receive Green Deal Cashback. The work will result in residents achieving a reduction in their fuel bills of up to £400 per year.
Paul Mooney Head of Property Investment said, “We are really proud to have been awarded our third Green Apple Award.
Working with residents it was important that we helped them through education, to make the most of the benefits of these improvements. We are really pleased with positive feedback we have received so far.
We are now looking forward to attending the Green Apple Awards presentation ceremony in London at The Houses of Parliament on 10 November where we will be presented with the newest member of our Green Apple family.”