Now in its third year, the BMA Sustainability Awards was held at Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire on 10th October as part of the annual BMA Industry Conference. Attendees were treated to a Gala Dinner, a charity raffle and an auction in aid of CRASH, which raised £3,050. Attendees were entertained throughout by comedian, author, and TV personality Mark Watson.
The Sustainability Awards shines a light on the bathroom industry's dedication in promoting environmental stewardship, and celebrate the efforts made by BMA members in reducing their environmental impact. This year, the BMA says it received many entries to its three categories: The Carbon Reduction Award, The Water Efficient Innovation Award, and the Open Award, reflecting those projects outside the first two categories.
The winner of the Carbon Reduction Award, which was sponsored by KBBFocus, was Triton Showers. The judges for this category were Emma Hedges, editor of KBBFocus, Keele University’s Dr Sharon George, and CAFA Collective’s Alison Heppentsall, and all agreed that Triton Showers had submitted an excellent entry. Its targets, quantitative reporting and incentivisation for consumers to change behaviours regarding water use and carbon emissions gave the company the winning edge.
The Water Efficient Innovation Award, sponsored by UWLA, went to Cistermiser for its Direct Flush Discreet. The judges in this category also wished to express their praise for the entry from Grohe for its Everstream recycling shower and awarded it a special commendation certificate. Grohe also won the Open Category Award, sponsored by Installer/Elemental.
Darren Summerfield of KBBFocus is pictured presenting the Carbon Reduction Award to the Triton team.