Leicester University building shortlisted for international green award

The University of Leicester’s redesigned Union building was made a finalist in a global greenbuild competition. The five storey Percy Gee building, recently revamped with £17million, was the only UK […]

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By Vicky Ellis

The University of Leicester’s redesigned Union building was made a finalist in a global greenbuild competition. The five storey Percy Gee building, recently revamped with £17million, was the only UK building to make the shortlist for the institutional category of the Zerofootprint Re-Skinning Awards.

The prize recognises projects that update older buildings to be more carbon, energy and water efficient, as well as improve their aesthetics and make them ‘smarter’.

Winners were chosen by a jury of experts in architecture, design, and engineering, including professors from Yale and UCLA.