Recognised as Industry Leaders

Monodraught are widely recognised as market leaders in sustainable low energy and low carbon solutions in natural ventilation, natural lighting and natural cooling.  We are proud of our accreditations from prestigious independent organisations such as CIBSE and Ashden amongst others.

2017 National CSR Awards

2017 National CSR Awards

The National CSR Awards celebrates business excellence and innovation in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability across a broad range of disciplines.  This includes Carbon Impact, Community Development, Staff Welfare, Energy, Education and Leadership.

Monodraught are delighted to have been named "One to Watch" in the Clean and Green category.

The awards were announced at a ceremony on the 18th May at Lords Cricket Ground.  

2017 National CSR Awards

CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2017

CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2017

We were delighted to be shortlisted for the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2017 in the Energy Saving Product of the year category alongside five other companies with our natural cooling system Cool-phase Hybrid. We would like to congratulate Guru Systems for their success.

CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2017

Best Product/Service Range Category at the 2016 Best Business Awards

Best Product/Service Range Category at the 2016 Best Business Awards

The BBAs pride themselves on having a large panel of over 20 independent expert judges who select winners according to strict criteria for each category and sector.

Commenting on the award, in the Best Small to Medium Size Business category, the Chairman of the Judges said: “Monodraught is a great all-rounder that demonstrates a strong commitment to its staff, giving back to the community and, most of all, innovation in hybrid lighting, cooling and ventilation for the built environment. In the quest to reduce energy consumption, Monodraught invests heavily in research and development and works closely with several universities to develop enhanced solutions. Monodraught is a leading light in improving the environment of the buildings we work and live in and in conserving energy.”

Andrew McCubbin, Managing Director for Monodraught said “The award from BBA is a great reflection of our all-round success both in terms of commitment to our customers, our suppliers, our staff and our growth in target markets”.

Best Product/Service Range Category at the 2016 Best Business Awards

Sunpipe LuxLoop Awards

Sunpipe LuxLoop Awards

Sunpipe LuxLoop has already been shortlisted for several lighting awards includingthe LUX Awards, The Energy Awards, FX Design Awards and Edie Awards. Sunpipe LuxLoop (LED) is not just an activity optimised LED but also a biologically efficient solution that contributes to maintain your circadian rhythm (body clock). Sunpipe LuxLoop is the healthiest hybrid lighting system available.
It combines the Sunpipe natural daylight system with an incredibly efficient and intelligent LED solution.

Sunpipe LuxLoop Awards

Company of the Year 2016 Award – Buckinghamshire Business First

Company of the Year 2016 Award – Buckinghamshire Business First

The Buckinghamshire Business Awards are designed to recognise the most ambitious and forward thinking companies in the county.  Philippa Batting, Managing Director of Buckinghamshire Business First said: “On behalf of everyone at Buckinghamshire Business First I would like to congratulate Monodraught on their success at the Buckinghamshire Business Awards. To be named Company of the Year in a county as entrepreneurial and enterprising as Buckinghamshire is an achievement of considerable magnitude. Monodraught richly deserve their awards having stood out among an illustrious field of nominees that marked a new zenith for the Buckinghamshire Business Awards. I am particularly thrilled that a company with such a keen emphasis on keeping business local has been so successful as it proves what a connected business community can do when it works together.

Company of the Year 2016 Award – Buckinghamshire Business First

Best Business in Wycombe District 2016 Award – Buckinghamshire Business First

Best Business in Wycombe District 2016 Award – Buckinghamshire Business First

The judges commented on the passion of our staff when they came for the judge’s visit.  They were impressed by our innovative use of technology; from high-tech computer modelling used by the design team, the use of Phase Change Materials in our natural cooling products, right through to our virtual reality marketing programme which we use to help our clients and prospects experience our natural and hybrid lighting products.  We were commended for the fact that more than 50% of our suppliers come from within the Bucks area and our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, including sponsorship of local charity Buckinghamshire Mind.

Best Business in Wycombe District 2016 Award – Buckinghamshire Business First

Investors in People – The Standard for People Management

Investors in People – The Standard for People Management

Since 1991 Investors in People has set the standard for better people management.  With a community across 75 countries worldwide, successful accreditation against the Investors in People Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustainability.

Investors in People – The Standard for People Management

Ashden – Award for Energy Innovation for COOL-PHASE

Ashden – Award for Energy Innovation for COOL-PHASE

The Ashden Awards are a globally recognised measure for excellence in the field of green energy. “This is a ground-breaking innovation from an established business that has built up a reputation for its long term commitment to sustainable buildings in the UK. It is no exaggeration to say this could potentially change the whole ventilation and cooling market.” Ashden judging panel.

Ashden – Award for Energy Innovation for COOL-PHASE

CIBSE – Building Performance Award for COOL-PHASE

CIBSE – Building Performance Award for COOL-PHASE

The CIBSE Building Performance Awards recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment. The Awards focus on actual, measured performance, not design intent or performance specifications.

CIBSE – Building Performance Award for COOL-PHASE

Living Wage Employer

Living Wage Employer

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost of living in the UK. 

Living Wage Employer

ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

Established quality management and environmental management certificates.

> Download ISO 9001

> Download ISO14001

ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

BSI (British Standards Institute) Members

BSI (British Standards Institute) Members

BSI helps organizations all over the world make excellence a habit by showing businesses how to improve performance, reduce risk and achieve sustainable growth.  As members we can work together with the BSI to help to set and raise standards in our industry.  

BSI (British Standards Institute) Members

Other Awards and Commendations

Other Awards and Commendations

  • Building Construction Review; Product Innovation Company of the Year
  • Hills, The Innovation Award
  • Interbuild, The Building Show; New Products Awards Winner Best Interior Product: Monodraught® SOLA-VENT®
  • Interbuild, The Building Show; New Products Awards Winner Best Building Services Product: Monodraught® SOLA-BOOST®
Other Awards and Commendations

Customers Recognition

Monodraught Sunpipes are easy to mount onto all roof types

Steve Smith from Jones and Woolman, a specialist installer of weathering systems for all types of openings in roof and wall cladding who installed the SUNPIPES at Beacon Barracks MOD Base

We take the view that a holistic approach to engineering design results in more complete and fully integrated solutions, which apply to an entire building.  We decided to replace many of the conventional skylights originally proposed by using Monodraught Sunpipes because of the many advantages that these Sunpipe systems provide.  We considered that Windcatchers were an excellent way to ensure good natural air distribution and to meet the brief of providing a cost effective natural ventilation system within the building envelope budget.

Tim Goodwin, the Senior Partner of Architects, King Shaw Associates. Trinity & St Nicholas Primary Schools

Throughout our school there were very few rooms that suffered with no ventilation. All of our classrooms either have openable north lights or external doors. However we did have an ICT Suite, an Office and a Meeting Room with no external windows so we decided to utilise the Monodraught WINDCATCHER and COOL-PHASE systems within these spaces. The COOL-PHASE system that we have in the ICT Suite manages the temperature of the room very well and whilst you may lose an element of control that you get with Air-Conditioning, you are reducing the energy consumption that you are using to cool the space. We also had some WINDCATCHER systems installed in the Main Hall which is very useful when the Hall is packed up over a period of time. It makes a big difference in terms of the levels of C02 and quality of the air

Matt Peplow - Business & Operation Manager at Alderman Knight School

The store uses up to 25% less energy and emits up to 95% less carbon dioxide than an average Simply Food store

M&S

(The 9,000 sq ft Galashiels store features 12 Sunpipe systems and three GRP 800 Square Suncatchers among ‘eco-features’ that significantly reduce its carbon footprint and improve its energy efficiency)

“In response to updated building regulations, Tesco has included energy saving and sustainable initiatives to go beyond the standard requirement of 50% carbon reduction and ensure that the store is as sustainable and energy efficient as possible.

As one of the key suppliers, Monodraught was involved early in the planning stage, later supplying twelve oval Windcatcher X-Air systems aerodynamically-designed to deliver the optimum ventilation rate to extract warm, stale air from the vast main sales area of the store and introduce fresh, naturally-ventilated air”

Karl Myhill - Woods Hardwick, Commercial director – Tesco-Corby

The existing school was naturally ventilated but only by manual windows opening. The Windcatcher X-Air system was chosen for the simplicity of its implementation during the construction, its good control system and low maintenance. The feedback from the school is very good regarding ease of use and air quality.

Olivier Zanni of Tribu, Lyon - Vancia School

The systems have regulated the internal temperatures without any outside assistance.

Greg Allen, Facilities Manager at St Joseph’s College - Bespoke Windcatchers

Monodraught Windcatchers were the ideal solution and the entire facility now stays cool and refreshed, even when full of students letting off steam”. He adds “that once installed, Windcatchers maximise the use of wind pressure and the natural stack effect of thermal buoyancy, which means schools reap all the benefits of sustainable energy and incur no running costs.”

Richard Mapp - Business Manager - Performing Arts Block of the Hazlemere based Sir William Ramsay School

We are all aware how difficult it is to study and work in a stuffy and warm environment and this was one of the key factors in the College’s decision. After all, what could be more energy efficient than ‘free fresh air'.

Phil Evans, Energy Manager - Imperial College – Windcatchers

I was impressed with the simplicity of the Windcatcher technology.  The roof mounted units are located well above the heavy pollutants on the A2 allowing fresh air to be drawn into the heart of the building.  Acoustic lining in the ducts of the Windcatchers has reduced noise ingress to 38 dBa, which is well within the noise design limits set by the Acoustic Consultants.

The Architect, Guy Shackle - Addey & Stanhope School – Windcatchers

I am very excited by this technology and the opportunity to improve student comfort without increasing the energy burden to Anglia Ruskin.

Andy Lefley, Assistant Director of Building Services, Estates & Facilities - Anglia Ruskin University – Cool-phase

Obviously, with a significantly reduced budget, we had to look again at everything that was planned for the Centre. Natural ventilation was a key consideration for the sustainability of the building and when the original specification was reviewed Monodraught emerged as the preferred candidate, meeting our brief in terms of cost, sustainability and the potential as an educational source.

Rob Westbrook - Ayshford Sansome Associate - Prospects College – Cool-phase
Need any help?