The Humber Renewables Awards 2016
The academy was shortlisted for the Green Construction Award at the prestigious 2016 Humber Renewables Awards held at The Deep in Hull on 3rd March.
The awards, sponsored by Siemens celebrate the Humber becoming an international hub for renewable energy, expertise and innovation. The academy was pitched against Hall Renewables and St Stephen's Shopping Centre in Hull for the Green Construction Award.
Hall Renewables, based in Hull, won the award for their work in installing carbon neutral heating, insulation and construction of a flood alleviation scheme in Leconfield. The academy was recognised for our work in energy conservation through installation of biomass boilers, LED lighting, insulation and double glazed windows. Much of this investment was funded by grant funding that the academy has been very active in making applications for.
Principal, Joe Sellars, said 'we were really excited to be shortlisted for the award especially being up against a huge shopping centre that has installed 1100 solar panels on its on its roof and a big renewable energy company. We really appreciate being recognised as a school that is really aware of the benefits of renewable energy and ensuring that as much of our funding as possible is spent on students and not energy bills. Our Business Manager, Andrea Harkin, has made several successful bids for government funding, against a lot of competition, that have paid for a lot of the investment we have made.'