Awards & Accreditations

National Building Awards
NBA Award
ISO Accreditation
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Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards
Inspiring Herts Awards 2023 Winner Logo 2
Inspiring Herts Awards 2023 Winner Logo 2


Inspiring Herts Awards 2023

Business of the Year (East Herts) and Property & Construction Project of the Year
Winning an award is always a proud moment, but winning two at the same time is very special indeed – and that’s what we at Green Building Design achieved at the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards in June 2023, as we brought home both the Business of the Year (East Herts) and Property &Construction Project of the Year awards.

We were delighted to win Business of the Year (East Herts) for demonstrating exceptional growth and performance and Property & Construction Project of the Year for the success of our commercial building decarbonisation work on a project in Cambridge.

The Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards were launched by Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce in 2012 to focus on and celebrate the expertise, achievements and outstanding contribution that businesses and individuals continually make to the growth of the County we call home.
GBD team celebrating Herts award win 2023

Ethical Awards 2022

Green Business
The 2022 Ethical Awards were a high point in the year for us here at Green Building Design, as we won the Green Business category – evidence of our determination to adopt the same sustainable behaviours, approaches, and solution we promote to our clients.

The annual Ethical Awards are highly respected for the integrity of their judging process, which is based on an identified set of criteria for each category, and is completely anonymised, with winners determined by outcomes only, uninfluenced by brand reach or reputation.

The judges expressed their view that winning the Green Building award reflected our “Really impressive steps to being green, especially before it was ‘in fashion’”, and a “total commitment and integration of sustainability.”

Their conclusion was that the Green Building Design team respect “People, planet and profit across all parts of their business and with their clients.”
Green Business Award Winner 2022

National Building Awards 2019

The Green Award
Our work on saving energy and creating comfortable, functional and cost-effective working environments has been recognised by winning The Green Award in the National Building Awards 2019.

The judges were impressed by how the company promotes sustainable development and energy efficiency throughout the building industry. Performance improvements which were assessed included £5m of energy cost savings in 3 years for Vodafone and reducing carbon emission in a CamdenVictorian terrace house by 80%.

The National Building Awards event, sponsored by Liebherr, was held at Wembley Stadium on Thursday 22nd May, to raise the profile of enterprising businesses in the construction industry. Over 50 finalists were recognised, including architects, engineers, developers, contractors, building material manufacturers and software specialists.

National Building Award winners Simon Green and Mark Bennett
Simon Green, Director and Mark Bennett, Electrical Engineer


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ISO14001 and 9001 Accreditation

“Well Managed Environmental Processes Demonstrated”
ISO14001 is an international standard that measures the effectiveness of a company’s environmental management system (EMS) – and atGBD, we’re delighted to report that, as of our latest ISO14001 ContinuingAssessment in March 2023, our EMS has once again outperformed.

There were no non-conformities, and in addition there were, according to auditors BSI, “well managed Environmental Management processes demonstrated."

It was also noted that our internal audit report was“detailed and relevant”, and was an “Excellent example covering all relevant areas of business compliance including H&S, GDPR, etc.”

This demonstrates our continuing commitment to reducing our environmental impact, and shows that we have robust and clearly defined procedures in place across all areas such as risk management and environmental awareness, and strong business continuity processes.

At the same time, our strong performance in the ISO9001(Quality Management) assessment has demonstrated that we are committed to continually enhancing our systems and processes, increasing the effectiveness of our operations, and delivering a consistently high level of customer satisfaction.

Ultimately, our determination to practise the same environmental responsibility and sustainability that is at the heart of our service offering to our clients – and to do so with a relentless focus on quality - puts us in a strong position of credibility, trust, and marketability.
CIBSE Accreditation

CIBSE Low Carbon Accreditation

Decarbonisation at the Heart of Our Work
Reducing buildings’ carbon emissions isn’t just about how those buildings operate – it’s about how they’re designed, too.

And at GreenBuilding Design, we’re proud to have invested in the Chartered Institute ofBuilding Services Engineers’ (CIBSE) low-carbon design certification, ensuring that decarbonisation is firmly front-of-mind in all our design processes.

The CIBSE LowCarbon Consultant (LCC) certification requires both training and assessment, and demonstrates competence to minimise energy use and carbon emissions in ways that go beyond the current legal minimum requirements for energy performance of both new and existing buildings.

Our LCC capability means we can confirm Part L2A Compliance (CO2emissions targets based on the size and scope of the commercial building in question) against all five compliance criteria.

It also enables us to advise on energy efficiency and conservation, advise on and design low-carbon and renewable technologies, incorporate the best use of shade and natural ventilation, and deliver information needed to manage the building effectively and ensure it continues to perform to its design intent after handover.

It’s just one more example of our commitment to creating sustainable built environments that are both energy-efficient and cost-effective, and to guiding clients transparently through the choices and options that will deliver them.

To discuss how we could work with you to produce a finished project worthy of an award, contact us