Landmarc Support Services has won the title ‘Sustainable Business of the Year’ at the recent Ministry of Defence (MoD) Sanctuary Awards.
The awards are held each year to recognise and encourage initiatives that benefit wildlife, archaeology, environmental improvement or community awareness of conservation on MoD property.
Landmarc was also named winner of the Energy Award, and was part of the project team that won the Heritage Award for excellent collaborative working with veterans from Operation Nightingale and Help 4 Heroes in the recovery of artefacts and the protection of Netheravon Barrow – a Scheduled Monument on Salisbury Plain.
The awards recognise the close partnership between Landmarc and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to implement new energy efficiency upgrade projects at Bodney, West Tofts and Beckingham camps in the East Region of the Defence training estate, helping to save costs and increase energy resilience for the future.
To achieve the maximum impact, a total of 83 buildings across the three sites which were found to have the greatest heat losses and consumption of carbon intensive fuels were targeted, and upgraded with a number of measures ranging from cleaner, more efficient sources of heating and hot water, including air source heat pumps, to more efficient boilers and radiators.
The calculated savings for the project are 40,363kWh per year per building, which will give a payback of around 7.5 years for the investment. For the 83 buildings across the three camps, this gives a total saving of approximately 3,230,000kWh per year – the equivalent to around £296,000 per year in LPG costs.
The Award Board was impressed by the project’s targeted but holistic approach to the energy and utility requirements of the rural training camps. Mark Hill, deputy head of DIO service delivery, energy, utilities and sustainability and Sanctuary award judge, said:
“This energy management project is a perfect example of the MoD and its partners working together to create improvements that really do make a difference to our training estate.
“These measures may seem simple but the cost saving implications and the innovations that have been used can be used far and wide and the results are a clear indication of what can be achieved through collaborative working.”