Retro Expo Awards 2013: winners announcedThe winners of the Retro Expo Awards, celebrating Britain's most inspiring retrofit products, projects and people were announced on the 5 December 2013 at the Building Design Centre in London.
The Awards Ceremony, sponsored by the Better Retrofit Partnership, honoured 12 pioneering initiatives from across the UK. The winners are as follows:
- Building Fabric Product Innovation of the Year - Gumpp & Maier UK
- Building Services Product Innovation of the Year Vent Axia
- Domestic Retrofit Project of the Year Partick Housing Association
- Non domestic Retrofit Project of the Year Richard Hopkinson Architects with Platform 5
- Large Scale Retrofit Project of the Year AmicusHorizon
- Retrofit Installer of the Year SERS Energy Solutions Group Ltd
- Retrofit Promoter of the Year SuperHomes
- Retrofit Assessor of the Year Parity Projects
- Excellence in Retrofit Training Award British Gypsum Technical Academy team
- DECC Retrofit Pioneer of the Year The REECH initiativeSefton MBC
- Outstanding Achievement of the Year Affinity Sutton
- Outstanding Personal Achievement of the Year Marion Baeli, Paul Davis + Partners
Co-chair of the Judging Panel Paul Ruyssevelt, from UCL, commended the high standard of entries. He said “Entries to the Retro Expo Awards this year displayed considerable innovation and a clear commitment from industry and practice to deliver high quality retrofit technologies, practices and projects. The judges were pleased to see entries from individuals, SMEs and large established businesses; demonstrating the breadth of engagement in retrofit activities. Many entries this year, and last, reported on technologies that have just been released and projects that have recently been completed. We look forward next year to hearing how these technologies and projects are performing in practice.”
The Awards were hosted by TV presenter and campaigner, Penney Poyzer, who won the DECC Retrofit Pioneer Award last year.
We would like to say a huge thank you to our Judges, all the companies who entered the awards and take this opportunity to say congratulations to all of the winners!