A Lincolnshire electrical distributor has scooped a top environmental award for its new depot in Spilsby.
Western Power Distribution’s (WPD) new building, providing stores and office space, has an Energy Performance Rating of -2, making it more efficient than a fully-carbon neutral building. From the solar panels to the rain water harvesting for the wash rooms, every element was planned to ensure the depot is as environmentally friendly as possible.
It has now been ranked as ‘outstanding’ by BREEAM – the world’s leading environmental assessment process.
WPD’s estates manager David Withers said the outstanding rating ‘recognises our drive for sustainability and for providing colleagues with a first-class working environment’.