The University of Leicester’s Environment Team and Portering & Cleaning Service (PACS) have won Green Apple Awards for their Big Green Week and Recycling Scheme.
The university’s David Wilson Library also was named a runner-up in the local Leicester Green Life Awards. The extension and refurbishment of the library incorporated such environmentally focused features as natural ventilation, low-flush loos, wood from sustainable sources and three types of solar panels on the roof and the louvred windows.
“it was great to see our dedicated cleaners being rewarded for all of their efforts,” said Emma Fieldhouse, environment manager. “It’s also positive to see that the Estates designers are being recognized for incorporating environmental factors into our new and refurbished buildings.”