On the back of a recent IWFM award win, the Net-Zero Carbon Accommodation Programme (NetCAP) has taken home the crown yet again. This time in the ‘Partners in Sustainability – Public Sector’ category at the 2022 Premises and Facilities Management (PFM) Partnership Awards.
This latest victory recognises Reds10’s partnership with Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc), the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and the British Army and the team’s commitment to sustainability on the Ministry of Defence (MOD)’s UK Defence Training Estate (DTE).
NetCAP is an army and government-funded programme that is transforming the lived experience for our Armed Forces, whilst contributing to the MOD’s carbon reduction goals.
It is delivering over 70 new carbon negative accommodation facilities and providing around 4,000 bed spaces in several locations across the UK. DIO wanted to boost environmental performance, not only in construction, but for the ongoing lifecycle of the buildings, which meant a variety of innovative green measures were implemented to ensure long-term operational efficiency.
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.
“This award demonstrates our continued commitment to delivering a safe and sustainable place for our Armed Forces to live, work and train. NetCAP is just one of many improvements taking place across the Defence Training Estate to ensure our troops have what they need in order to prepare them for operational deployments. This award is recognition of a lot of hard work by the joint team and is well deserved."
“It’s such a joy to see the NetCAP project go from strength to strength, and to be recognised at the PFM awards is truly rewarding. Not only for our construction credentials but more wholly as a sustainable partnership that is contributing to the Government’s net zero carbon agenda, while crucially transforming the lived experience of our armed forces personnel.”
“I am immensely proud of our joint team for winning the 2022 PFM Award for Partners in Sustainability (Public Sector). This partnership spans government, industry and the military. Together, we are mission-focused, providing a safe, sustainable training environment for our Armed Forces. “Huge congratulations to the team.”
The PFM Awards are one of the longest-running in the FM industry, championing outstanding work and effective partnerships through a dedicated independent judging panel. The ceremony was held on the 2nd of November at The Brewery in London, hosted by iconic newsreader and journalist Sir Trevor McDonald OBE.