2018 CIBSE Building Performance Awards announced

Building Performance

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 (CIBSE), 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 aims 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 1,000 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.


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