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Green Award Secured for Festival Place


London, 2nd July 2010 - Hampshire’s regional shopping destination, Festival Place, managed by Jones Lang LaSalle, has been presented with a Green Apple Award for Retail. This is the shopping centre’s fourth Green Apple in as many years, and pays homage to the centre management’s ongoing dedication to providing a more environmentally friendly place to shop.
 
The award was presented to Steven Connolly, Centre Director at Festival Place by star of stage and screen, Carol Royle, at the Tower of London on Monday (June 14), in recognition of the Energy and Water usage reduction programme implemented.
 
The judges commented on Festival Place’s entry: “Its payback time at Festival Place, One of the major hurdles for greening a building is financial outlay, but with their lighting improvements having a return on investment of nine months, and waterless urinals paying for themselves within four months, it’s a no-brainer.”
 
The Green Apple awards are run by the Green Organisation, and are in place to recognise and reward environmental best practice around the world.
 
National Organiser Roger Wolens commented:  “Organisations that go the extra mile and become Green Heroes are demonstrating a serious commitment to the world around them. They invest in a better future for us all and deserve to be recognised for their efforts.”
 
Festival Place has been awarded bronze, silver and gold Green Apple Awards for work the centre has undertaken to reduce the impact the centre has on the environment.
 
Steven Connolly, Centre Director, said: “We are very proud to have been awarded a gold Green Apple Award. The team are bursting with innovative ideas and are keen to implement researched systems that will help further reduce the centre’s impact on the planet.”
 
Photo caption: L-R Tony Barley, Shop fit and Environmental Manager at Festival Place, Carol Royle and Steven Connolly, Centre Director at Festival Place.