We are proud to be recipients of the 2013 Green Product Award
This prestigious award programme does great work in encouraging Irish companies to use innovative techniques to grow their businesses in a sustainable manner.
At Munster Joinery we are very aware of our environmental responsibilities.
Buildings contribute massively to the carbon emissions giving rise to global global warming. Windows and doors form an important part of the building fabric and we have optimised the thermal performance of all our products. Several ranges offered Passive House suitable components to enable designers and builders to achieve low to zero carbon projects.
We have also looked to reducing the environmental impact of our huge energy requirements. We have invested heavily in green technologies to meet these requirements and reduce our carbon footprint.
We are delighted that this award has recognised the passion with which our PassiV window range has been designed and developed
The awards ceremony took place in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin on Thursday 18th April. Now in their fifth year, the Green Awards have become an established part of the business calendar. They are given to companies, organisations and individuals for substantial efforts in tackling climate change through innovative sustainable initiatives.
Speaking at the awards, the Minister for Environment, Community & Local Government Phil Hogan said: “All of the nominees for this evening’s awards are to be commended for making environmental protection and sustainability central to their activities. Concern for the environment must go hand in hand with activities across all sectors. This evening’s nominees, both public sector and private sector, have shown that this is possible, and have demonstrated commitment and innovation in their efforts to protect and improve our environment. They set a great example.”
Judging each submission was an Irish panel of experts which included:Duncan Stewart Founder of Earth Horizon/Chairman on judging panel, Gavin Harte Sustainability Corporate, Responsibility Consultant & Carbon CoachOisín Coghlan Director, Friends of the Earth Ireland, Mark Bennett Green Business Officer, Dublin City Council, Andrea Carroll Sustainable Business Executive, South Dublin Chamber and County Council, Dick Budden Former Ireland Director, the Carbon Disclosure Project, Ali Sheridan Business Analyst, Bearing Point, Declan McCormac Project Manager, Codema, Paul Boylan CRS Country Head, Citi Realty Services in Ireland, Padraig Ryan Sustainability Officer, Irish Dairy Board.
The Irish panel was augmented by an external panel of 22 internationally recognised sustainability experts from Europe, Asia and North America. They were drawn from Government, NGO and private sector organisations. The international judges reviewed entries across all categories.