Did you know that the city of London is built on a series of rivers and streams? Can you name all the rivers in London? As London has grown and evolved over the years, endless amounts of concrete have covered up a large amount of waterways originally running through the city and its surrounding land, nevertheless they’re still flowing down there beneath our feet!
At this year’s Ecobuild ACO launched their ‘London’s Lost Rivers’ competition to test visitors knowledge of London’s hidden waterways. We’re thrilled to announce the winners of this competition who will each win a pair of fantastic Hunter wellies to save them from soggy feet;
- D. McLeish – Mid Kent College
- L.Sharp – Buckinghamshire County Council
- G.Young – Party Walls Ltd
- David Thorne
We are thrilled to announce that last night ACO were named winners of the over 100m2 UK Green Building Council Sustainable Stand Award at this year’s Ecobuild.
The central point of interest of our stand is the “tick leaf” which has attracted a great deal of attention. We chose the leaf design to help convey ACO’s connection to the natural world and the custodial role of managing surface water and the function of returning it to the ground in order to maintain a healthy and sustainable ecosystem. The tick is a simple means of verifying sustainability credentials have been met for the product and the processes employed in its manufacture, or to verify the product has a particular sustainability function within water management.
Speaking about our stand and the reason we were chosen as winners UK-GBC said: “The defining feature of this entry was how well considered it was. Unique to the Sustainable Stand Awards, they reported on and gave metrics of how they have improved the sustainability credentials on their stand from last year. They also used zero paper on their stand, instead simply directing people to their website for information.”
With this win, it looks like our aim to improve our sustainability credentials within the small to medium-sized business sector is working! We value sustainability and for over 50 years our innovative sustainable solutions have protected environments and maximized performance across industries.
What a great win and what a great sense of achievement.
Ecobuild is a highlight in our events calendar each year, but this year is of special importance because ACO have entered the UK Green Building Council Sustainable Stand Awards.
Our aim is to dramatically improve our sustainability credentials within the small and medium business sector.
Sustainability is engrained in our business culture and we are encouraging our employees to contribute to an equitable and ecologically sustainable business.
Looking forward to the awards tonight. Fingers crossed!
At Ecobuild 2013, we will be showcasing how our innovative engineering design delivers world-leading products for effective, sustainable drainage across all built environments. We can help you meet eco construction targets with a whole product portfolio for the sustainable management of water. With environmental issues in mind, our product ranges extensively use recycled materials and have design features that lower transportation costs and reduce carbon footprints.
Come and talk to us about our whole product range including ACO Water Management and ACO Building Drainage. Our team will be happy to review how products such as the award winning StormBrixx geocellular stormwater management system and our hygienic, corrosion resistant building drainage solutions can help you meet project requirements.
Our portfolio provides quality solutions for every application, including internal and building drainage, landscaping, leisure facilities, retail, distribution centres, highways and airports as well as solutions for environmentally sensitive projects. Comprehensive design support services will further help you meet all areas of the most demanding of modern drainage challenges and will support you every step of the way.
When it comes to eco targets, ACO gives you the answers you need. Visit us from 5-7th March at Ecobuild, stand N510 – we look forward to meeting and helping you there!