The hi-impact team is presented with the Liverpool John Moores University Innovation and Technology Award by Professor Mike Riley (second from left), head of Department of Built Environment

THE use of cutting-edge technology in the battle to save and protect the environment has won hi-impact consultancy a top award.

The company won the Liverpool John Moores Innovation and Technology Award at the prestigious Echo Environmental Awards which recognise the best of the region’s environmental projects and the people who are striving to make Merseyside a greener place.

The business competed against other organisations which have developed energy efficient technologies or adapted existing technology in a novel way to make a beneficial impact on the environment.

Managing director Alan Thompson said: “Winning this award is testament to our commitment to use innovative technology as a means of reducing not only our own energy usage but also bring massive cost and energy solutions to schools and other businesses all over Merseyside.

“To describe ourselves as a leading light in the field of energy saving technology is no idle boast but to be recognised by others for the work we do is a great achievement.”

As part of an initiative to introduce low energy computing into schools, the consultancy designed and installed low energy computers for a Birkenhead primary where the school’s Eco Committee is monitoring energy usage comparisons against a traditional PC infrastructure. This innovative programme now has other Merseyside schools following suit.

The company, a former winner of the Thinking Outside the Box Award in the Merseyside Independent Business Awards and a finalist in the Echo Business Awards later this year, is also working with Sure Save Energy and Tranmere Rovers FC on the Green Rover energy saving initiative to bring together other like-minded organisations to deliver millions of pounds-worth of energy saving solutions and environmentally friendly projects to schools and businesses.

To help cut its own energy usage, hi-impact recently installed low energy computers, LED lighting and environmentally friendly ventilation at its new headquarters in Power Road, Bromborough.