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College’s treble Green Award victories

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College’s treble Green Award victories

DUMFRIES and Galloway College has won the Outstanding Project Award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards 2021, completing a hat-trick of awards recognising its commitment to environmentalism.

This newest award recognises the college’s ‘industry-leading’ Green Energy Centre which sits at the centre of its ambitious plans to reach net zero by 2030 and brings together its on-going work in green technology, skills, and learning.

The hub includes a wind turbine, heat pump, solar arrays, battery storage and electric vehicle charging points, which also also serve as valuable teaching tools for students.

The South of Scotland college saw off tough competition from its competitors to wow the judges and scoop the most recent prestigious prize.

Hosted by Scottish Renewables, and supported by stakeholders from across the energy sector, the Scottish Green Energy Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and institutions that go towards making Scotland a cleaner, greener, and more energy efficient country.

Comedian Jo Caulfield presented the awards during an awards dinner at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Previously, Dumfries and Galloway College took home two awards at the Green Gown Awards, winning in both the campus of the future and the benefitting society (small institution) categories.

The college said it was delighted to have the hard work of its college community recognised and that it was dedicated to continuing to promote an environmental agenda in the South of Scotland and across the country.

Principal Joanna Campbell said: “Green energy, and the skills and technology that support it, is fundamental to everything we do at Dumfries and Galloway College and so this award is incredibly important to us.

“Our Green Energy Centre is one the most exciting and innovative developments in the green economy in Scotland and to have it recognised in this way is a proud moment for our entire college community.

“To be able to add this award to those we won at the Green Gown Awards further shows that we are on the right path.”