Amey and DIO Housing Defence teams have been recognised for their ongoing commitment to improve the thermal values of some of the MOD’s hardest to treat properties whilst improving the lived experience of some of the UK’s military personnel and families.
Bradley Tyrrell, Amey’s Head of Pre-Delivery, and Richard Parker, Amey’s Senior Project Manager, attended the prestigious National Energy Awards on Friday 27th September on behalf of Amey and our client, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).
Teams from both organisations have been working closely with Yes Energy Solutions, our consultant, to formulate a detailed submission to secure £290,000 of ECO funding for all of the MOD’s external wall insulation projects that were completed in 2019. The submission was entered into the ‘Insulation and Fabric Project’ of the year and had tough competition from 18 other projects that had been put forward for the same award.
It was a tense night and we were delighted to have been placed third in the category which is a great achievement for both Amey and DIO teams. The award was presented just one week before Amey achieved certification to ISO44001, the collaborative working standard, and further demonstrates the commitment that Amey and the DIO share to work together to continuously improve the service we provide to the UK’s Armed Forces community.
Tom Silvey, Operations Director, Housing, added “I’m extremely proud of our team who have worked collaboratively with their DIO colleagues to understand the award submission and successfully meet the standards required. This funding will make a huge difference to the MOD who will now be able to further improve the standard of military accommodation and allow Servicemen and women and their families to live in more comfort and save money on their energy bills."
Kieron Mullen, DIO’s Service Manager, added “This has been a monumental success and will enhance thermal efficiency to hundreds of military family homes. Amey rose to the challenge and delivered improvements to a high standard. Budget optimisation was maximised thanks to the inclusion of ECO funding and all challenges encountered were overcome through joint collaboration. It is rewarding to see the results through these jointly delivered projects which provide greater energy efficiency, a reduction in greenhouse gases, lower energy bills and improved accommodation for military families. We are maintaining strategic Industry Partner and supply chain partnerships to drive further improvement as we look at future project execution.”
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