More than 700 people gathered at the Hilton hotel on London’s Park Lane on Monday night to honour the industry’s green gods and goddesses at the third annual Building Sustainability awards

The man behind the UK Green Building Council and the designers of the groundbreaking National Trust’s headquarters in Swindon were among the winners at Monday night’s Building Sustainability Awards.

Presented by comedian and broadcaster Clive Anderson at the Hilton hotel in Park Lane, central London, the third annual awards ceremony showed the strides taken by many in the industry to lessen construction’s environmental impact.

Among those honoured were environmental consultant David Strong, who received the Sustainable Leadership award after a hectic year that included playing a pivotal role in the launch of the UK Green Building Council. Architect Feilden Clegg Bradley’s Heelis building for the National Trust, which makes use of many natural resources from the trust’s land, was awarded Sustainable Building of the Year (Largest Building).

Other winners included Building Design Partnership’s Trevor Butler, who won Sustainable Champion of the Year; Bovis Lend Lease, which won the Innovative Technology Award for its use of recycled plastic on construction site hoardings; and Skanska, which won Sustainable Contractor of the Year.