Goldstar for University residence

Storm Jameson Court has been awarded a Goldstar by the national Green Tourism Scheme.

Chris Storey (centre) and Mike Leonard (right) accepting the award from environment activist Satish Kumar

Mike Leonard and Chris Storey accepting the Green Tourism Award from Santish Kumar

The Green Tourism auditors congratulated the Storm Jameson team on their commitment, knowledge, and drive shown in the work undertaken on site.

The award highlighted:

  • High energy efficiency in design, fabric, and services installed
  • Incorporation of a district combined heat and power (CHP) supply
  • Rainwater harvesting for flushing of toilets
  • Excellent lighting with key fob operated controls
  • High levels of recycling through the campus waste management contract
  • An extensive range of volunteer activities undertaken with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
  • The planting of Elm trees for the Great British Elm Experiment.

Storm Jameson Court was shortlisted along with Agnes Blackadder Hall (University of St Andrews), Caledonian Court (Glasgow Caledonian University), and McIntosh Hall (University of St Andrews). In winning the award, the judges praised the efforts made by staff in supporting and promoting sustainability on the site.

The award was presented by the renowned environment activist Satish Kumar, to Chris Storey, Manager of Charles Morris Hall, and Mike Leonard, Residential Property Manager at the University.

The award puts Storm Jameson in the top three percent of Green Tourism businesses in the UK.

Green Tourism was launched 17 years ago, and is the biggest environmental accreditation scheme in the world, helping nearly 10,000 businesses improve their commitment to sustainability in Europe, Canada, and New Zealand.

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