We are delighted to announce that Net-Zero Carbon Accommodation Programme (NetCAP) has won the Positive Climate Action Award at the prestigious IWFM Impact Awards. The programme which is being delivered for Ministry of Defence (MOD) and British Army in partnership with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and Landmarc.
The IWFM Impact Awards is the workplace and facilities management industry’s most prestigious event; it celebrates and showcases outstanding best practice and ingenuity from an influential profession which touches many areas of life, including some of the greatest challenges facing economies and communities across the globe.
The ceremony was held on the 17 October, where Reds10 and its partners were praised for contributing to the MOD's Net Zero Carbon ambition and renewable energy initiatives.
NetCAP is an army and government-funded programme that is transforming the lived experience for our Armed Forces. It is delivering over 70 new carbon negative accommodation facilities, providing around 4,000 bed spaces across several locations, including Westdown, Knook and Rollestone Camps on Salisbury Plain, Castlemartin Camp in Wales, Brunswick Camp in Surrey, West Tofts Camp in East Anglia, Cinque Port Training Area in Kent and Nesscliff Camp in Shropshire.
Powered by air source heat pumps and rooftop solar panels, this new sustainable modular accommodation replaces old, inefficient buildings and uses SMART technology to monitor and adjust energy usage using data, driving down Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings from 12 to -10.
The buildings now generate more energy than they use, reducing electricity and maintenance costs. Furthermore, the latest installations are double storey and have the capability for rainwater harvesting.
It was a great pleasure to see NetCAP praised not only for its construction credentials but more wholly as a sustainable facility that is contributing to the Government’s net zero carbon agenda, while crucially transforming the lived experience of the end-user - our armed forces personnel.”
“It was an absolute honour to receive this award at one of the most prestigious events in the FM industry. The accommodation is modern, smart and sustainable and is transforming the welfare of troops using the estate to train."
“This investment in modern, carbon efficient accommodation is completely transforming the Training Estate, making it a more sustainable place to live, work and train for our Armed Forces. NetCAP is just one of many improvements taking place across the Defence Training Estate to ensure our troops have what they need to deploy on operations and return home safely. This recognition is well deserved."