In the summer, Wisbech’s Horsefair Shopping Centre was announced as a winner of the 2012 National Green Apple Awards for reducing the amount of energy used to light its car park.
On November 12, the centre’s manager, Kevin Smith was invited to a prestigious award ceremony held at the House of Commons where he was presented with the Silver Award for the Horsefair’s energy reduction work by the Green Organisation.
“I am so pleased to have won a Silver Award for the changes to the lighting in the centre’s car park,” said Kevin. “I worked closely with a Wisbech based company, Advanced Electrical Ltd which made the changes to the lighting and the results really do speak for themselves.
“This award is a great boost and I will continue to look at other ways in which the centre can help reduce its carbon footprint in the future.”
The Horsefair’s annual electric consumption for 2010/11 was 106,550 units and following the installation of the new lighting system the annual consumption for 2011/12 fell to 86,922 units.
Managing director of Advanced Electrical Ltd, Stephen Wing said: “Everyone at the company is very proud to have received the award in conjunction with the Horsefair Shopping Centre and look forward to continuing to work with the centre and other local businesses on energy efficient projects in the future.”
The Green Apple Awards are run by the Green Organisation which is an independent environment group dedicated to promoting the positive side of environmental endeavour.
Pictured: Horsefair manager, Kevin Smith (second left) received his award from members of the dog rescue charity, K9 Angels along with Advanced Electrical’s contract manager Dawn Ashton (third left), managing director, Stephen Wing (third from right) and contract manager, Adam Jones (far right). Picture by Gary Wolens.