Sustainable Building Solutions (SBS), part of the Travis Perkins Group, has been awarded the ‘Outstanding Achievement of the Year’ accolade at the Retro Expo Awards, held in Birmingham on Wednesday 31st October 2012.

Staged alongside Retro Expo, the UK’s only retrofit focused exhibition and conference, the awards recognise innovation in product, design and delivery. SBS took home the coveted ‘Outstanding Achievement’ gong after being singled out for its impressive contribution to low carbon retrofit projects and its efforts to raise industry awareness.

The award follows SBS’s contributions from Director Paul Joyner at Retro Expo, who was a key note speaker at its ‘Green Deal Summit’. The Travis Perkins Group used the event to launch its innovative Green Deal scheme and its industry leading Retrofit Standard Construction Drawings.

The judges praised the “bravery and pioneering spirit” of the Travis Perkins Group and Sustainable Building Solutions. In particular they were impressed with the industry leadership and investment that SBS has shown with their unique Green Deal model in partnership with two non-Travis Perkins Group companies, Toriga and PPL Training. This Green Deal model opens up opportunities to everyone in the market: from the SME to large companies and Housing Providers.

Paul Joyner, commented: “We are thrilled to win this award – it’s a true endorsement of what we are trying to achieve as a business and demonstrates the passion and hard work of the whole SBS team

“SBS and the Travis Perkins Group interact with hundreds of suppliers, builders and contractors every day, so it’s important that we are setting the standard in terms of sustainable retrofit techniques. Our standard construction drawings, for both new build and retrofit markets, are a demonstration of how we are making this a reality and giving customers reliable tools to make high quality, efficient building a reality.”

Norman Bell, Group Development Director, said, “This is a richly deserved award. Under Paul Joyner’s leadership the team has put together the best merchant offer in the Sustainability market. It is based on sound understanding of a difficult and ever changing regulatory and technical environment – a key foundation of SBS.”

Established in 2010, SBS has continually strived to provide innovative products and value-added services. These include detailed technical advice, thermally-modelled retrofit specifications and a Freephone Sustainable Building helpline, all at no cost to customers.

SBS was created to provide builders, architects and specifiers with energy efficient and compliant solutions which are applicable for new-build, retrofit and repair and maintenance markets. For further information visit www.sustainablebuildingsolutions.co.uk. Alternatively, call SBS on 0844 822 0700 or email sustainablesolutions@travisperkins.co.uk.