Three teams do the double at 2018 CIBSE Building Performance Awards

Three organisations were double-winners at this year’s CIBSE Building Performance Awards, with the results announced on 6 February at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Organised by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, the awards focus on the delivered actual performance outcomes achieved by buildings and projects and not on design stage promises.

The University of Oxford won the coveted Building Performance Champion title and Facilities Management Team of the Year. Both awards were for its ambitious Carbon Reduction Programme which sets out to reduce the university’s direct carbon emissions by 33% by 2020 against a 2005/6 baseline.

The judges were impressed with the programme’s wide-ranging stakeholder engagement which has resulted in a host of collaborative initiatives and new carbon-saving partnerships being developed between staff, students, the City Council and industry. They said: “The University of Oxford is leading the way for the higher education sector, not only in the global rankings of universities, but in the management of their extensive and diverse estate”.

Elementa Consulting and BuroHappold Engineering were the evening’s other double winners. Elementa Consulting took the Building Performance Consultancy (up to 100 employees) and the International Project of the Year awards for its engineering design of an ultra-low energy laboratory at Pomona College, California, USA. BuroHappold Engineering triumphed in the Building Performance Consultancy (over 1000 employees) category and won the Energy Efficient Product or Innovation category for its NewMass cooling system.

Other 2018 CIBSE Building Performance Awards winners include: Architype,BDP, Choice Housing Ireland, Energy Action, Landsec, Max Fordham, NPS North West, Q-Bot and Willmott Dixon.

CIBSE President Peter Y Wong said: “The CIBSE Building Performance Awards increasingly stand for ethical, sustainable and environmentally sound business.  Those organisations who take their commitment to energy management and WELL Building seriously should be championed and their examples followed by others.  I praise the good work of all the finalists and winners and encourage others to follow their lead.”
The full list of winners at the 2018 CIBSE Building Performance Awards is:

Building Performance Champion
University of Oxford Carbon Reduction Programme – University of Oxford

Building Performance Consultancy (up to 100 employees)
Elementa Consulting

Building Performance Consultancy (101-1000 employees)

Building Performance Consultancy (over 1000 employees)
BuroHappold Engineering

Collaborative Working Partnership 
The NEDO (New Energy & Industrial Technology Development Organization) Project – NPS North West

Learning and Development
Sustainability Matters – Landsec

Highly Commended: Net Zero Buildings offsite construction tour/Redmoor Academy’s Schoolhause grand opening – Net Zero Buildings

Energy Management Initiative 
Beyond the 6 Star NABERS Barrier, Melbourne, Australia – Energy Action 

Facilities Management Team 
University of Oxford Carbon Reduction Programme – University of Oxford
Energy Efficient Product or Innovation
NewMass – BuroHappold Engineering

Energy Saving Product or Innovation
Q-Floor – Q-Bot

Project of the Year – Commercial/ Industrial
The Enterprise Centre – Architype/BDP

Highly Commended: David Attenborough Building (Cambridge Conservation Initiative offices) – BuroHappold Engineering

Project of the Year – Leisure
Oriam – Max Fordham
Project of the Year – Public Use
Centre for Medicine, University of Leicester – Willmott Dixon

Highly Commended: Windmill Community Campus – Fife Council – Property Services
Project of the Year – Residential
Killynure Green, Carryduff – Choice Housing Ireland.
Project of the Year – International
Pomona: Ultra-Low Energy Lab Eliminates Performance Gap, California, USA – Elementa Consulting

Visit www.cibse/org/bpa to download the 2018 Winners Brochure and find out more about this year’s winners.

The CIBSE Building Performance Awards
The CIBSE Building Performance Awards recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment.

They are the only industry Awards that focus on actual, measured performance outcomes, not just design intent or performance specifications. Entries are open to any organisation, both within the UK and internationally, that is responsible for the design, commissioning, construction, installation and operation of low energy buildings and the manufacturers whose products enable efficient energy consumption. The 2019 Awards will open for entries on Monday 21st May 2018.

Judged by a panel of distinguished industry leaders, winners of the Awards are acknowledged as best in class.  The 2018 Awards headline sponsor is Baxi Heating, category sponsors are ABB, CIBSE Patrons, CMR. Conex Banninger, Flakt Group, Gratte Brothers, Imtech, Lochinar and Viega, and are in association with the CIBSE Journal.

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