Costa, the UK’s favourite coffee shop, has recently received three awards for its outstanding work in energy management and sustainable building. At the 2016 Energy Awards, Costa, in partnership with Hammersons, received the Energy Partnership Award.
Costa was also awarded the Supreme Judges Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Energy Industry. The Sustainability award was received at the British Council of Shopping Centres Awards ceremony in recognition of the EcoPod store.
Costa received the awards for its development of the ‘zero energy’ EcoPod store and commitment to energy management. The building, which opened in Telford earlier this year, includes innovative energy saving technologies and is the first ‘zero energy’ coffee shop building in the UK.
Oliver Rosevear, Costa Coffee Energy and Environment Manager, said: “We’re honoured to have received these three awards. They are a testament to our work in sustainable building design and acknowledge our positive collaboration with Hammerson in order to make this happen.
“This is an exciting first for coffee shop and retail design here in the UK and has the potential to transform not just how we build new stores at Costa but the industry far more widely. We wanted to explore new ways to serve quality coffee to our customers while managing our environmental footprint as responsibly as we can and we are thrilled that this has been recognised.”