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Building Cleanability Awards 09/10 launched

Published 29th July, 2009 by Neil Nixon

Building Cleanability Awards 09/10 launched

The hunt is on for buildings that are designed for effective cleaning - both from a cost and user comfort perspective.

The 2009/2010 Building Cleanability Awards will be the eighth scheme promoted by the cleaning industry Livery Company - The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, supported, as Awards Patron, by The British Cleaning Council.

This year sees the active involvement of the building design professions with both The Royal Institute of British Architects and The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists helping promote the awards to their architect and designer members.

Associate sponsors so far identified include The British Institute of Cleaning Science, Dougland Support Services, ISS UK, Mayflower Washroom Solutions and Selden Research.

The 2009/2010 Building Cleanability Awards are open to any building of any age with an internal area in excess of 5000 square metres. There are 10 separate entry categories covering all types of buildings, namely public, commercial, education, transport, hospitality, heritage, retail, health, leisure and sport.

Shortlisted entries from each category will receive a detailed assessment visit and will be featured at the awards presentation ceremony and on the awards website, to help promote best practice in building design relative to building cleanability.

This latest scheme, covering the whole of the UK as well as Southern Ireland, will accept entries until the end of December 2009 and, following the assessment reviews and visits, will culminate in a presentation ceremony in London’s Guildhall on Monday 12 July 2010.

Any company or organisation, architect, designer, constructor, occupier, building owner, cleaning contractor or management company can enter one or more buildings - so now is the time to put your building on the ‘cleanability’ map, since building cleanability is a key cornerstone of sustainable building management.

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