And the winner is…

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Lisa Coggins (middle-left) & Maxine Goodey (middle-right)

AES Sustainability Consultants are winners at the 2019 BREEAM Awards.

An annual fixture for built environment professionals, the awards recognise excellence in the sustainable building arena.

“It’s a real pleasure to highlight and applaud the ‘best of the best’ buildings across the globe,” comments Dr. Shamir GhumraBREEAM Director at BRE“They reflect an exceptional commitment to sustainable construction in a variety of ways and epitomise the value that BREEAM certification brings to projects at all stages of a building’s lifecycle.   Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.”

Public Sector Project – Post Construction Award goes to National College for High Speed Rail, UK. Working alongside Willmott Dixon and Bond Bryan Architects. AES Sustainability Consultants were appointed as the BREEAM assessor for this landmark building.

The building pushed the boundaries of best practice, achieving BREEAM Excellent using a well-balanced quality design, providing unique learning spaces in a highly efficient and comfortable building that will stand the test of a changing climate.

“This project differed from the others in its category in its function but also in its simple and understandable approach to sustainable design. The clarity and transparency of the design solution together with a clear focus on robust, cost-effective solutions and well-presented biodiversity gains were noted as were the references to the architectural heritage of the railway network in the UK. A simple but accomplished project.” BREEAM Awards

Congratulations to all involved. Please see below some images kindly provided by Bond Byran Architects.

Newland Homes

LABC Regional Winner

Congratulations Newland Homes 

AES are proud to have worked with Newland Homes on their Cotswold Edge development in Mickleton, which has been named as the Best Development in the West of England at the prestigious LABC Building Excellence Awards 2018.

“Cotswold Edge is an excellent example of the care and attention that we put into all of our developments.  To have won the title of Best Development is testament to the expertise and dedication of all the Newland Homes teams involved in the design, planning and sales of these homes.” 

“We pride ourselves on building great homes and communities.  The properties at Mickleton feature Cotswold stone and slate where possible to blend in with the local vernacular and a mix of traditional homes and bungalows in response to local demand.  We’ve also supported the local community through our time building on the site, including sponsoring events as well as providing funding and support to extend the cemetery and village hall.” Jeremy Drew, Director at Newland Homes

Small Business Champion Runner Up

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Here at AES we regard recycling not as a priority, but an obligation.

Maggie (Graduate Sustainability Consultant), is voluntarily challenging employee’s habits and attitudes towards recycling. With the aim to achieve the goal of reducing our company waste by half, over the upcoming year. Feeding off her degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management, her efforts include:

  • Monthly waste audits
  • Raising awareness of what is recyclable or not
  • Pestering the lazy ones for not washing up empty milk bottles
  • Praising the considerate ones for separating the film from plastic bottles
  • Promoting the use of a sustainable web-based search engines like Ecosia
  • Promoting the benefits of car sharing

“Discussing the topic with colleagues on a more personal level, has helped understanding. We have overcome obstacles such as inconvenience or lack of knowledge.” Margarita Shivarova

Maggie wants to provoke thought about the impacts of our actions to the environment and to pioneer the tools already at hand for reducing it.

It is no wonder that this dedication to recycling meant Maggie received Small Business Champion Runner Up at the recent Recycle Devon Awards in Exeter.

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November 2016 – Celebrations at the Building Awards 2016

Last night we were proud to have had our work delivering cost effective solutions for our clients recognised at the 2016 Building Awards ceremony.


We have grown fee income by 25% in the last year with a laser-like focus on helping make sustainability simple and achievable for our clients. We have also managed to up fee income per staff member by the same amount, gaining a reputation for being able to save our clients money on effective sustainability measures. Our “toolbox talks” educate site operatives on how what they do will end up impacting the thermal performance of the building.

Whilst the award for ‘Construction Consultant/Surveyor of the Year (Fewer than 100 Staff)’ went to a very worthy winner, Core Five LLP, we are very pleased to have made the shortlist.

August 2016 – AES Shortlisted for Building Award

AES Sustainability Consultants are thrilled to have been shortlisted for Construction Consultant/Surveyor of the Year (fewer than 100 staff) at this year’s Building Awards (@buildingawards).  In the present climate sustainability issues often seem to get squeezed so we’re really pleased to have our work to deliver cost effective, sustainable developments recognised by the industry. Looking forward now to the awards ceremony in November

September 2015 – AES Southern wins ‘Technical Consultant of the Year’ Award

After previously receiving a runner up award and a merit, it is with great pleasure that we announce that AES Southern has been presented with the accolade of Technical Consultant of the Year by Crest Nicholson South. The award was collected by Alex Brooks, National Key Account Manager, at an awards ceremony held on the 19th November.
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