Colchester-based Company Wins National BCIA Smart Buildings Award

Colchester-based Company Wins National BCIA Smart Buildings Award

Carbon Numbers, a Colchester-based leading Building Management Systems supplier and energy reduction specialist, has been announced as the winner of the Smart Buildings Award at the 2021 BCIA (Building Controls Industry Association) Awards.

The company, which has its main office at the Lanswood Park Business Centre in Elmstead Market, was awarded with the accolade at an awards ceremony held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham.

The BCIA Awards claims to be ‘the biggest and best awards in the controls and BEMS industry’ (Building Energy Management Systems) and aims to recognise ‘innovation, product development, project delivery and great training’ in the sector.

The Smart Buildings Award is awarded to ‘a manufacturer, installer or team in recognition of a project which demonstrates how smart technology has been used to enhance the user experience in a building or building complex.’

Carbon Numbers was announced as the winner for its work on the iconic Blizard Building at Queen Mary’s University London, a BEMs lighting and controls installation project that has saved 370 tonnes of CO2e, the equivalent of planting 6,118 trees.

Other finalists included Aberdeen Standard investments, Ecopilot in partnership with E.ON Control Solutions, amBX UK, Kelvin Control Engineers Ltd., and Econowise Drives and Controls.

Commenting on the announcement, Managing Director of Carbon Numbers Caroline Fright, said:

“We are absolutely thrilled to be announced as the winner of the BCIA Smart Buildings Award. It is testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone associated with Carbon Numbers, not just on the Blizard Building project, but every project and client we work with.

“The timing is perfect too as we celebrate the company’s ninth birthday this month. Since founding the company in Essex with my husband Neil in 2012, we have been on quite a journey to becoming the established, trusted brand that we are today. We have grown from humble beginnings and I’d like to thank our customers, partners, the local community and the BCIA for all its support over the years.”

Founded in 2012, Carbon Numbers has offices based in Essex, London, Preston, and Aberdeen. The company offers clients an end-to-end solution in energy, BMS, lighting and metering services, helping a portfolio of high-profile clients including sports brands, educational facilities, car dealerships and legal firms achieve its target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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