Sustainable Energy Academy wins Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy

The Sustainable Energy Academy (SEA) was announced as winner of the Charity and Community Category at the prestigious Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy for 2009.

The awards were presented to the winners by HRH the Prince of Wales who, in his speech congratulating the Ashden winners, said:

“Meeting the winners has, as always, raised my spirits. The major value of these awards is that they demonstrate what is possible, not only for small scale-scale projects, but what is achievable for the whole world. So much of what we need to build cleaner and more efficient communities is already with us.”

John Doggart and Gabby Mallett accept the Award from HRH Prince Charles

John Doggart and Gabby Mallett accept the Award from HRH Prince Charles

On receiving the award John Doggart, chair of SEA, said ”we are delighted to receive this award which celebrates the efforts of so many Superhome owners across the country who have not only dramatically reduced the carbon footprint of their house, but have also opened their doors to the public so that they can learn and also be inspired to take action”

SEA, partnering with the charity National Energy Foundation, is aiming to expand the Superhome network to 200 houses within five years. Camden Superhome owner, Sarah Harrison, the first person to join the Old Home Superhome Project said:

“I’ve made 82% carbon saving to my Victorian House and now I’ve helped hundreds of people renovate their homes through having my home open, something I would never have done without SEA.  The great thing is that they organise the publicity and make sure people turn up on the day you have the open house.”