Winners of the 2015 Action Renewables Association Awards Announced

Shining a Spotlight on Northern Ireland’s Leading Renewable Energy Initiatives

Vayu Energy recently joined with Action Renewables in Belfast to announce the winners of the 2015 Action Renewables Association Awards, celebrating Northern Ireland’s leading renewable energy initiatives. The awards were presented at an event in the historic Belfast Harbour to ten local businesses and organisations for their work in furthering the renewables industry and outstanding renewables.

Now in their seventh year, these prestigious industry awards received their highest entry rate to date this year, further demonstrating that renewable energy is growing in popularity and practice across Northern Ireland. Congratulating the winners, Colm Kennedy, CEO, Vayu Energy said the company is delighted, as award sponsors to be involved in shining a spotlight on some of Northern Ireland’s leading renewable energy initiatives.

Mr Kennedy said: “As newcomers to the Northern Ireland market, Vayu Energy was keen to get involved in showing our support for renewable energy through our sponsorship of this year’s Action Renewables Awards. The overwhelming response to this year’s awards clearly shows the overall strength of the renewables sector in Northern Ireland and the priority local businesses and organisations are giving to this important area.”

“As a supplier of 100% green electricity, Vayu Energy believes that renewables will play a significant role in electricity production over the decades to come. The good news is that Northern Ireland has an abundant supply of renewable energy resources, however, only a fraction of these have been harnessed to date so there is enormous potential for development.”

Speaking on behalf of Action Renewables, Director Michael Doran said: “Judging by the increasingly diverse range of entries received for this year’s Action Renewables Awards, it is safe to say that renewables are widely embraced by businesses and organisations across Northern Ireland who are not only looking to reduce their environmental impact but are also encouraged by the significant cost savings which are associated with ‘going green”

The full list of winners at this year’s Action Renewables Awards includes:

Best Community Renewable Energy Project

Camphill Community Group, Glencraig

Best Energy Saving SME

Tory Bush Cottages, Newcastle

Best Planning for Renewable Energy Project

Ross Planning, Cookstown

Best Promotion of Sustainable Transport

Business Services Organisation, Belfast

Best Renewables Installation within the Education, Healthcare and Public Sector

South West College – Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies (CREST), Enniskillen

Most Environmentally Sustainable Construction Project

NI Water, Stoneyford

Paul McAllister Architects, Portadown

Most Successful Renewable Electricity Installation

Kingspan, Portadown

Most Successful Renewable Heat Installation

I & T Forgrave, Ballymoney

Outstanding Award for Work in the Renewable Energy Sector in NI

David Surplus – B9 Energy, Larne