CAMBRIDGE, England, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Energy Options ("geo") is proud to announce that Anglian Water's in-home water consumption display, which was designed and manufactured by geo for Anglian Water, has won The Green Economy Award for Water Efficiency 2013.
The Green Economy Awards, formerly known as the Green Business Awards, celebrate the pioneers of Britain's green economy. The awards recognise excellence in environmental responsibility, reconfiguration of business models around sustainability principles, and the unsung heroes of the environmental services industry. They are the UK's most comprehensive awards on the subject.
geo's CEO Patrick Caiger-Smith comments, "We are as ever very pleased to work closely with Anglian Water. Working together, we help Anglian Water's customers understand how much water they use at home, and what uses the most water. This information effectively enables people to take practical steps to reduce their water usage and increase their water efficiency."
Paul Glass from Anglian Water adds: "Helping our customers to reduce the amount of water they use is as good for their bills as it is for the environment. Our figures show that by switching to a meter people use between five per cent and 15 per cent less water and, on average, save about £100 a year on their water bills.
"With these displays, people can keep a much closer eye on their water use, which means they should be able to bring their bills down even further.
"It may seem odd that a water company actually wants people to use less water and charge them less, but we're serious about it. The changing climate and the predicted growth of our region mean the demand for water will increase further, so we want to help our customers make the most of the water they use, and show that water efficiency really makes a difference."
The Green Economy Awards are sponsored by Haymarket's Environmental Data Services Unit (ENDS). A full list of the winners can be found at http://www.greeneconomyawards.co.uk/winners-2013.
For further information, please contact Rachel Bennett at Green Energy Options, +44 1223 850 210.
About Green Energy Options (geo)
geo is a consumer engagement company which designs and produces in-home energy and water displays, on-line services and mobile applications that engage with consumers. We enable utility suppliers, meter manufacturers and installers to strengthen the relationship with their customers by putting them in control of their energy and water consumption and budgets in a visual, informative and engaging way. Our products and services work together with pre-smart and smart meters and even with micro-generation, making an efficient home possible.
About Anglian Water
Anglian Water is the largest water and water recycling company in England and Wales by geographic area stretching from the Humber north of Grimsby, to the Thames estuary and then from Buckinghamshire to Lowestoft on the east coast.
The company's customer base has grown by 20% in the last 20 years, but they still provide the same amount of water today as they did in 1990 – almost 1.2 billion litres every single day - by minimizing leaks and encouraging more water-wise customers.
ENDS is Haymarket's specialist environmental publishing unit and a leading source of information for professionals on the environment, sustainability and climate change. ENDS believes the Green Economy Awards are an essential barometer of business performance on environment, climate change and sustainability.
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