Waterman scoops Best Net Zero Project at ACE Awards

20 January 2023

We are delighted that our circular economy-focused commercial scheme, Edenica, won ‘Best Net Zero Project’ at the Consultancy and Engineering Awards held on 19 January at London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering’s (ACE’s) Consultancy and Engineering Awards recognise outstanding achievement, celebrating the best that the engineering and consultancy sector has to offer, rewarding the work of both ACE members and non-member organisations.

BauMont Real Estate Capital’s and YardNine’s 94,000 sq ft Edenica office development at 100 Fetter Lane is harnessing the latest design techniques to optimise operational energy efficiency and slash embodied carbon, whilst also offering class-leading user experience. As part of the development’s unique approach to cutting whole-life carbon and creating a robust platform for material circularity, Waterman’s Sustainability team is piloting the use of Materials Passports on the project.

Materials Passports are digital data sets which describe characteristics of materials and components in products and systems, giving them value for present use, recovery and future reuse. Designed by Fletcher Priest Architects, Edenica is the first scheme within the City of London to utilise Materials Passports and is designed to be a storage bank where materials are held for future reuse.

Impressed with the pioneering application of Waterman’s Materials Passports on the scheme, the award judges celebrated the initiative’s potential to kick-start material circularity throughout the built environment.

Commenting on the award win, Waterman’s Managing Director for Building Services (South), Mark Terndrup, said: “I’m thrilled to see Edenica win this prestigious award. Thanks to the full support of BauMont Real Estate Capital and YardNine, we adopted our Materials Passports strategy at Edenica to build-in material circularity from the outset. I believe this fundamental shift in approach to commercial building design will play a key role in delivering a Net Zero built environment.”

Waterman’s Sustainability Associate, Anastasia Stella, led the development of Materials Passports at Edenica. Celebrating the award win, she said: “Edenica represents a blueprint for how sustainability principles can be fully embedded into successful commercial building designs. I’m delighted to see the potential of our Materials Passports highlighted by the ACE, demonstrating the progress our industry is making towards a greener future.”