Panthera Group was delighted to be announced as the winner of the ‘Tackling Climate Change Award’ for EnviroHoard™ at the Construction News Specialist Awards last night, Tuesday 19th October. The glittering ceremony, which took place at the Brewery in London, was attended by the great and the good of the construction world, including the award finalists.

The winners were chosen by an expert panel of judges following a rigorous judging process and announcing during the evening. Panthera Group Head of Construction Site Hoarding, Simon Williams and Managing Director, Neal James, were both present at the event to receive the award. Neal, who pioneered the design of EnviroHoard™, accepted the trophy on behalf of the company;

“I am over the moon that Panthera Group won this special award from such a renowned organisation. Tackling Climate Change is at the top of our industry’s priority list and at the heart of the Government’s green agenda. To be recognised for our efforts in producing a net zero carbon hoarding solution for the construction sector validates our efforts and vindicates our investment in EnviroHoard. We took the decision early on in the pandemic to create a new, net zero carbon solution, which is also the first engineered design and we have had a fantastic response to it. This award is the icing on the cake.”

The installation of some 7000m of new EnviroHoard™ since its launch has already led to multiple climate saving benefits:

  • We have reduced the embodied carbon by 476 tCO2e by using EnviroHoard™ over a timber and plywood on-ground hoarding which is enough to:
    • Drive around the earth 99 times in a modern efficient family car or
    • Power a 20-watt light bulb for 82,601,603 hours (equal to ~9,442 years)
  • We have avoided 5830 sheets of painted plywood from going to landfill by installing recycled, recyclable and re-usable uPVC EnviroHoard™ panels. This avoids around 240 tCO2e, including carbon dioxide, methane, and many other greenhouse gases, being released at the end of life.
  • We have preserved an estimated 335 tonnes of timber being used for single use site hoarding.
  • We have committed to plant just over 1000 trees through partners Trees for Cities and Circular Ecology

As well as climate benefits, EnviroHoard™ offers operational and commercial benefits to customers including speed of installation, zero maintenance and flexible payment terms. It also improves BREEAM and Considerate Constructor scoring.

Construction News has published details of the award here: