Kier Living Eastern scooped both bronze and silver for two projects at Westhill, Kettering, a silver at Connect21 in Peterborough and a bronze award was given for a group wide site energy audit project.
A team representing Kier Living Eastern attended the glittering award ceremony at the Houses of Parliament in London on Friday.
Kier Living Eastern technical director Colm Crowley said: “We are delighted to have achieved success for three separate projects in these highly-regarded environmental awards.
“ It shows the respect and thought given to local communities and the environment when developing our high quality homes and is a credit to the amount of hard work that goes into these projects by all the site teams, and the specialists who have helped them.”
At Westhill, silver status was given to a new seven hectare country park, created in partnership with the landowner BQ Farms, adjacent to the Kier Living Eastern housing development to provide recreational opportunities for existing and future residents.
It was also the aim to create new habitats for wildlife and the bronze award-winning project is the construction of a new artificial badger sett which has successfully relocated badgers living on the development land.
Meanwhile at Connect21in Peterborough the Embankment End Marsh scheme has protected wildlife at the location and prevented the marsh from drying out in the future. A path and viewing platform provides a link to the River Nene path for Connect21 residents and the wider community.
The energy audit project was carried out in collaboration with Kier’s carbon consultant Energise and involved a “walk-through” virtual site energy audit of a typical Kier Living development. Kier Living has been working closely with Energise to identify opportunities to reduce energy use and, as a consequence, carbon emissions on house building developments.The virtual site energy audit was launched and promoted during Kier Environment Week in June, and is available for any Kier employee to view on the environmental pages of Kier’s intranet.
Kier Living Eastern competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for 2016. Following their success the company will be included in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others can follow examples.