Thursday 27th November was a great day for celebration at IRT Surveys as we carried off the Best Environmental Product or Service Award in the prestigious 2014 VIBES Awards ceremony which took place in Glasgow’s Central hotel.
VIBES Awards 2014
The annual VIBES Awards recognise companies which have taken significant steps to improve or reduce their impact on the environment and again this year received a diverse and high caliber range of entries from businesses of all sizes and from all sectors across Scotland; the awards are accredited by the RSA Environment Awards Accreditation Scheme (www.rsaaccreditation.org ).
14 of Scotland’s most environmentally friendly organisations were shortlisted for the Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards 2014.
The VIBES Awards final panel of judges which included the SEPA Chairman, Scottish Water Chairman and the Highlands and Islands Enterprise Chairman, shortlisted companies that had impressed them with their sustainable practices and dedication to the environment.
Winner in the Category Best Environmental Product or Service Award – IRT SURVEYS
This category (Sponsored by ScottishPower) is for businesses that have developed (or are developing) a technology, product or service that brings environmental and business benefits. The applications were submitted in May and an on site visit by the judging panel allowed IRT Surveys to demonstrate how we provide infrared thermal images of properties for local authorities, housing associations and building professionals.
Furthermore our unique service and software can quantify the energy loss from residential and commercial properties producing potential saving in £s, kWh and kg of CO2 for each anomaly found. We also provide a range of online tools that allow users to learn the full potential of the properties by trying out various refurbishment scenarios.
Stewart Little, our CEO of IRT Surveys, commented;
“IRT is delighted to receive this recognition for our efforts in the energy sector. VIBES provides a great platform to showcase upcoming technology and companies and this is a real pat on the back for us and is much appreciated.”
VIBES are planning video case studies of the winners highlighting the environmental excellence demonstrated by businesses and are to be made available on the VIBES and NetRegs websites, in the near future.