Celebrating low carbon performance

Atkins, Wates, Max Fordham and Norman Disney & Young are flying the flag for the construction and engineering industry, underlining the role that the sector has to play in striving towards a low carbon future.

Raising the bar for low carbon design, operation and innovation, all the winners at the 2010 CIBSE Low Carbon Performance Awards proved that achieving carbon reductions in the built environment is not just possible but essential if the UK is to meet agreed targets.

Atkins was named Consultancy of the Year, while Wates took the accolade for Contractor of the Year. Max Fordham beat off stiff competition to win New Build Project of the Year for the City Academy, Hackney and Norman Disney & Young, in association with HP Enterprise Services, excelled in the Design or Technical Innovation of the Year category.

Product of the Year went to Klima-Therm, Cool-Therm and Geoclima for the Turbomiser, while Transport for London and Swire Properties were recognised for their contributions as clients, London Fire Brigade won Refurbishment of the Year and Nu-Heat’s training centre took Training Initiative of the Year.

CIBSE Low Carbon Energy Assessors Andrew Gardner and Darren Jones shone in the EPC and DEC categories, with Andrew also taking the title of Low Carbon Consultant of the Year. Rewarding participants of CIBSE’s 100 Hours of Carbon Clean up Campaign, the awards for Best Carbon Saving Programme and Champion of Carbon Saving Champions went to Spire Healthcare and Glynnan Barham of the Natural History Museum respectively. Finally, Low Carbon Manager of the Year was won by Stuart Dunkley of Leicester Marriott Hotel.

CIBSE President Mike Simpson said: “CIBSE believes that changing buildings and cities is the first and fastest step to a less carbon intensive world. All the engineers, contractors, facilities and energy managers recognised here tonight are united in their aim to create a sustainable built environment.

“We are proud to showcase some of the best low carbon projects, products and innovations out there and urge all of our winners and runners up to continue their efforts and to further raise the profile of the construction and engineering  industry.”

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