Queen Margaret University awarded ‘Green Apple’
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh gained international recognition of its environmentally sustainable new campus by being presented with a Green Apple Award last night (29th June 09).
The Green Apple trophies are awarded annually in recognition of building projects that enhance the built environment and/or protect our architectural heritage.
Queen Margaret University was presented with a silver award in the International Green Apple Award 2009 for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage.
Queen Margaret University was recently involved in a major campus relocation project which saw it move from three sites in Edinburgh to one new purpose built campus in East Lothian. Its new campus is considered to be an inspirational example of a modern University facility and is one of the UK’s most environmentally sustainable university campuses.
Steve Scott, Director Estates, was presented with the trophy on behalf of the University by Kate O’Mara, star of stage and screen and a keen environmentalist, at a ceremony at Hampton Court Palace in London.
Discussing the win, he said: “The project team is delighted that Queen Margaret University has achieved international recognition for the ground breaking environmental design of its new campus.”
The Green Apple Awards campaign is run by The Green Organisation, an independent non-political, non-profit organisation that recognises, rewards and promotes environmental best practice around the world.
National organiser, Roger Wolens, commented: “We have had around 200 nominations this year, so Queen Margaret University did particularly well to be finalists against some very strong competition.”
Supporters of the Green Apple Awards include the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and various other professional bodies.
For further media information please contact Lynne Russell, Press and PR Officer, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, tel: 0131 474 0000, mobile: 07711 011 239.
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