Green Apple Awards

11 July 2014
The Building Company has just submitted an entry to the Green Apple Awards for its re-roofing scheme.
 
The Green Apple Environment Awards were launched in 1994 by The Green Organisation and have become well established as one of the most popular environmental campaigns in the world.
 
The awards are now in their eighteenth year and well established as one of the major environmental recognition schemes, both in the UK and internationally.
 
The Building Company’s re-roofing scheme uses the Marley eternity eco-logic tile which has two major ‘Green’ credentials.
 
Firstly, it is made from 50% recycled materials which makes it one of the most environmentally sustainable building products on the market at the moment. Secondly, it has a special chemical coating which absorbs pollution (nitrous oxides) from the atmosphere which is mainly caused by car exhaust emissions.
 
Each roof that is replaced with these tiles removes the pollution for one vehicle covering 100,000 miles in its lifetime.
 
To date replaced over 1,000 roofs using these tiles. The Building Company estimates that so far in its programme (and this will continue into the forseeable future) the team has removed 7,243,463.6 car miles worth (13,907 kg) of nitrous oxides from the atmosphere.
 
The Building Company will find out if it has been shortlisted the week commencing 18 July – fingers crossed.