Landmarc has brought home the Positive Climate Action Award at the prestigious IWFM Impact Awards for its Net-Zero Carbon Accommodation Programme (NetCAP), delivered in partnership with the British Army, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and modular construction specialist, Reds10. 

Representatives from Landmarc, DIO, the Army and Reds10 collect the award for Positive Climate Action at the IWFM Impact Awards for the Net-Zero Carbon Accommodation Programme (NetCAP).  

The IWFM Impact Awards is one of the workplace and facilities management industry’s most prestigious events. It celebrates and showcases outstanding best practice and ingenuity from an influential profession which touches many areas of life, including some of the greatest challenges facing economies and communities across the globe.

The ceremony was held on the 17 October, where Landmarc and its partners were praised for contributing to the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Net Zero Carbon ambition and renewable energy initiatives.

NetCAP is an army and government-funded programme that is transforming the lived experience for our Armed Forces. It is delivering over 70 new carbon negative accommodation facilities, providing around 4,000 bed spaces across several locations, including Westdown, Knook and Rollestone Camps on Salisbury Plain, Castlemartin Camp in Wales, Brunswick Camp in Surrey, West Tofts Camp in East Anglia, Cinque Port Training Area in Kent and Nesscliff Camp in Shropshire.

Powered by air source heat pumps and rooftop solar panels, this new sustainable modular accommodation replaces old, inefficient buildings and uses SMART technology to monitor and adjust energy usage using data, driving down Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings from 12 to -10.

The buildings now generate more energy than they use, reducing electricity and maintenance costs. Furthermore, the latest installations are double storey and have the capability for rainwater harvesting.

Peter Nicol, Programme Director at Landmarc, commented:

“It was an absolute honour to receive this award at one of the most prestigious events in the FM industry. The accommodation is modern, smart and sustainable, and is transforming the welfare of troops using the estate to train.”

Paul Ruddick, Chairman at Reds10, added:

“It was a great pleasure to see NetCAP praised not only for its construction credentials, but more wholly as a sustainable facility that is contributing to the Government’s net zero carbon agenda, while crucially transforming the lived experience of the end-user – our armed forces personnel.”

Brigadier Jonathan Bartholomew, Head of Overseas and Training Region at the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) said:

“This investment in modern, carbon efficient accommodation is completely transforming the Training Estate, making it a more sustainable place to live, work and train for our Armed Forces. NetCAP is just one of many improvements taking place across the Defence Training Estate to ensure our troops have what they need to deploy on operations and return home safely. This recognition is well deserved.”