Focus on Sustainability at 10th Annual Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards

Focus on Sustainability at 10th Annual Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards

28 August 2019 at 21:48

Irish Water partners with Engineers Ireland to find Ireland’s most sustainable engineering project

Engineers Ireland is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Irish Water to find Ireland’s most sustainable engineering project. 
 
The Sustainability Award, sponsored by Irish Water, is one of 13 categories currently open for entry at this year's Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards and  is open to all projects within the disciplines of engineering and environmental industries. The projects will be judged on the environmental improvements achieved; the positive impact to the local community and/or society in general; efficiencies in cost, energy, waste reduction and maintenance achieved throughout the lifecycle of the project; innovation and creativity; adaptability of the solution for future applications; best practice in project management; sustainable planning and effective environmental leadership.
 
Calling on all engineering organisations and leaders working in the sustainability sector to apply, Claire Lyons, Capital Programme Manager at Irish Water, said: "Through this award we want to highlight and promote the integration of the core pillars of sustainability into projects being delivered across the engineering and environmental industries in Ireland.  We are looking for projects that demonstrate not only long-term benefits in terms of sustainability, but ones which have embraced sustainability throughout their planning and delivery phases.”
 
Encouraging entries by the 18 September deadline, Caroline Spillane, Engineers Ireland Director General, said: “Engineers Ireland has long been committed to the principles and practices of sustainable development as stated in our Code of Ethics for our members.  We are delighted in this, the tenth year of our Excellence Awards, to include this new category which reflects these principles.  The Sustainability Award, with support from Irish Water, aims to put companies in the spotlight for their commitment to environmental sustainability. Engineers have a key role to play in our transition to a sustainable, carbon-free society and are to the forefront of developing renewable energy and other technologies.”

For further information on the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards and details on how to enter visit: www.engineersireland.ie/awards/excellence-awards.aspx.