The achievement means that UCEM will have its case study on the refurbishment of its office ‘Horizons’ published in The Green Book – the world’s only annual work of reference on environmental best practice.
This will provide UCEM with more recognition and publicity, with The Green Book being freely distributed to libraries, universities and the press, among others, all over the UK and around the world, as well as receiving more than one million hits to the online version.
As Green World Ambassadors, UCEM will be held up as a shining light ‘for helping others to help the environment’ and will be entered into The Green Organisation’s prestigious Green World Awards, with the winners announced in November.
UCEM Sustainability Officer, Rob Callaghan, said, “We are extremely proud of the prestigious achievement of becoming Green World Ambassadors. I am very much looking forward to the next step in our journey to educate the world in the best sustainable practice for the built environment and beyond!”
The opportunity to become Green World Ambassadors came about after UCEM’s Horizons case study won a Green Apple Gold Award for the refurbishment’s environmental and social benefits, innovation, economic and environmental impact, as well as the institution’s commitment to educating others about the project approach.
UCEM has produced an interactive case study about the project, available here via its Online Academy.