CIBSE unveils Building Performance Awards 2018 shortlist


The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has unveiled the shortlisted buildings in the Building Performance Awards (BPA) 2018

Now in their eleventh year, the CIBSE Building Performance Awards recognises the teams, products, innovations, initiatives and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment. And they are the only industry awards that focus on actual, measured performance, rather than design intent or performance specifications.

This year also introduces a new Learning and Development category to the awards, attracting a varied and interesting range of entries, illustrating the thirst for learning in the sector.

That was not the only category to spark lively debate between the judges on the 15-strong panel, chaired by Hywel Davies, a veteran of the process. He noted that the discussions were “some of the most lively and vigorous” he had seen during the judging process.

With a wide range of high quality entries, the shortlisting decisions were reached only after considerable debate and careful scrutiny of the entries, and Davies said that “all those on the shortlist have demonstrated a significant contribution”.

All of which means that the competition for the Building Performance Awards is wide open in 2018 and the results will be anticipated before their announcement at the Awards dinner event on 6 February 2018 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

The full shortlist is:

Building Performance Consultancy (up to 100 employees)

Sponsored by ABB

  • Crookes Walker Consulting
  • Elementa Consulting
  • Keysource

Building Performance Consultancy (101-1000 employees)

Sponsored by Smiths

  • BDP
  • Couch Perry Wilkes
  • Hoare Lea
  • Red Engineering Design
  • TÜV SÜD Real Estate

Building Performance Consultancy (over 1000 employees)

  • Atkins
  • BuroHappold Engineering

Collaborative Working Partnership

Sponsored by Lochinvar

  • 5 Broadgate London Real Estate Programme – UBS
  • David Attenborough Building – BuroHappold Engineering
  • Energy Monitoring Platform with Intelligent Apportioning – Next Control Systems
  • Royal Academy of Arts Heating Refurbishment – Remeha
  • The NEDO Project – NPS Northwest

Energy Management Initiative

Sponsored by Imtech

  • Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – ENGIE
  • Creation of a new London HQ at Broadgate that achieves the highest level of sustainability – UBS
  • Knowledge-based Energy Management of Swire Properties Hong Kong Portfolio – Swire Properties
  • Riverside Museum – IES / Glasgow Life
  • Tower 3, Beyond The 6 Star NABERS Barrier, Melbourne, Australia – Energy Action

Facilities Management Team

Sponsored by Gratte Brothers

  • Midway House, Birmingham – CBRE Global Workplace Solutions
  • Regent’s Place Office Buildings – Broadgate Estates
  • University of Oxford Carbon Reduction Programme – University of Oxford

Learning and Development

  • Atkins Human-Centred Design Initiative – Atkins
  • Building Maintenance Apprenticeship Initiative – George Birchall Service
  • GATES Training Scheme – Hurley Palmer Flatt
  • Getting to Zero – Elementa Consulting
  • Net Zero Buildings offsite construction tour/Redmoor Academy’s Schoolhaus® grand opening – Net Zero Buildings
  • Sustainability Matters – Landsec / UK Green Building Council

Energy Efficient Product or Innovation

  • Artus: Hybrid Low Energy Fan Coil Unit – Arup
  • Danfoss FlatStation – 7 Series DS (R-FI) – SAV Systems
  • i-FX-Q2 – Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics  IT Cooling Systems S.p.A
  • NewMass – BuroHappold Engineering
  • RQM MultiEvo – Nicotra Gebhardt
  • SmartAir – R & B Industrial

Energy Saving Product or Innovation

  • Alreflex Full Fill – Thermal Economics
  • C-Tech – Cavendish Engineers
  • Q-Floor – Q-Bot
  • Speed Technology for Lift – SODIMAS

Project of the Year – Commercial/Industrial

Sponsored by Viega

  • 350 Euston Road HVAC Refurbishment – Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems S.p.A
  • David Attenborough Building (Cambridge Conservation Initiative offices) – BuroHappold Engineering
  • The Enterprise Centre – Architype / BDP
  • Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine – WYG

Project of the Year – Leisure

Sponsored by Conex Banninger

  • Oriam – Max Fordham
  • Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Phase 1 – Ash Building Services Consultants

Project of the Year – Public Use

  • Blavatnik School of Government – Hoare Lea
  • Centre for Medicine, University of Leicester – Willmott Dixon
  • GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry – AECOM
  • The Fusion Building – Hoare Lea
  • University of York Environment Building – BuroHappold Engineering
  • Windmill Community Campus – Fife Council – Property Services

Project of the Year – Residential

  • Cobalt Place – TÜV SÜD Real Estate
  • Hampshire Passivhaus – Cundall
  • Killynure Green, Carryduff – Choice Housing Ireland
  • The Paise – Newton Architects

Project of the Year – International

Sponsored by CMR Controls

  • Cajamar Headquarters, Almeria, Spain – Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems S.p.A
  • Pomona: Ultra-Low Energy Lab Eliminates Performance Gap, California, USA – Elementa Consulting
  • The “New healthy office”, Warsaw, Poland – BuroHappold Engineering
  • UCLA Engineering VI – Phase I (WIN-GEM), California, USA – BuroHappold Engineering

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