CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2017 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 16 categories of the 2017 CIBSE Building Performance Awards was revealed last night (November 17), at the first day of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineer’s Conference and Exhibition.

The announcement was made at a special reception, where the judging panel revealed those shortlisted for awards based on the largest set of entries and best evidence of measured performance to date.

This year’s awards introduced two new categories: an additional Consultancy category for firms with 101-1000 employees, and a new Product Innovation Award. This increases the total number of award categories to 16, and follows the record number of entries for the 2016 award ceremony.

In addition to these new categories the Building Services Consultancy of the Year award is now the Building Performance Consultancy of the Year, recognising the primary focus of the awards to consultancies.

The new structure responds to feedback and analysis of the 2016 awards and allows innovative organisations to compete fairly to be recognised for their achievements whatever their scale or global reach.

The Product Innovation Awards replace the old Energy Saving Product category with two new awards recognising the Energy Saving Product of the Year and the Energy Efficient Product of the Year. This differentiates between products which improve building performance, and products which themselves perform efficiently.

Dr Hywel Davies, CIBSE Technical Director and Chair of the judging panel, said: “The vital difference that the Building Performance Awards brings to the industry is its recognition of actual, in-use building performance – not just design intentions or promises that aren’t followed through.

“We have been delighted over the history of the Awards to have seen a huge variety of projects and companies and increased interest with each passing year. That has informed the changes in categories this year, to better recognise the achievements and skills of the full range of companies, not just the global players. Great performance even with limited resources is an impressive achievement, and we have made changes to recognise that.”

The new categories join familiar awards from previous years, including the overall Building Performance Champion, the Energy Saving Project of the Year and Energy Management Initiative Awards. The judges were particularly impressed by the degree to which the entrants had involved stakeholders in the early stages of design to ensure a better outcome, as well as the inventiveness shown beyond easy energy saving measures.

The winners in each Award category, and the recipient of the overall Building Performance Champion of the Year Award 2017, will be announced at the Building Performance Awards event to be held on 7 February 2017 in London, for more information please go to

CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2017: Shortlist

Building Performance Training Programme Award
BREEAM Associate – BRE Academy
ATES Training & Development Programme – Hurley Palmer Flatt HR Department

Building Performance Consultancy of the Year (up to 100 employees)
Beverley Clifton Morris (BCM)
CES Engineering Sustainability
Crookes Walker Consulting
Elementa Consulting
SVM Consulting Engineers

Building Performance Consultancy of the Year (101 – 1000 employees)
Hoare Lea
Max Fordham
Red Engineering Design

Building Performance Consultancy of the Year (over 1000 employees)
WSP – Parsons Brinckerhoff

Collaborative Working Partnership Award
Birmingham New Street Station – Atkins / Network Rail
Integrated Energy Management and Innovation with Broadgate Estates – George Birchall Service and Broadgate Estates
RNLI Porthdinllaen – Hoare Lea
Working together to cut energy costs – NG Bailey

Energy Management Initiative Award
Knowledge-based Energy Management of Swire Properties Hong Kong Portfolio – Swire Properties
Project OREO – Arup
Somerset House – Cynergin
UK Managed Portfolio – M&G Real Estate

Facilities Management Team Award
AA Facilities Management Team – CBRE Global Workplace Solutions
Aon London Centre – CBRE Global Workplace Solutions
London Portfolio – Broadgate Estates
PDO Integrated Facilities Management (PDO IFM) – Carillion, Alawi LLC and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
University of Bradford’s Low Carbon Estate – University of Bradford – Dept of Estates and Facilities

Energy Efficiency Product or Innovation of the Year
Climate Wizard CW80 – Seeley International
NVHR+ Hybrid Natural Ventilation Heat Recycling Unit with Heating Pod – Breathing Buildings
Photovoltaic-powered VRF system – Gree UK
Sentinel Kinetic Advance – Vent-Axia

Energy Saving Product or Innovation of the Year
ADAMM – Asset Database for Auditing and Maintenance Management – Building-Performance
Cool-phase Hybrid® – Monodraught
ECLYPSE Conected System Controller – Distech Controls
Guru Pinpoint – Guru Systems
Hevasure Monitoring System – Hevasure
Photovoltaic-powered VRF system – Gree UK

Project of the Year – Commercial/ Industrial
West Cambridge Data Centre – Arup
Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre (JLR EMC) Module 1A – Ove Arup & Partners
Project Jewel – Aon
Tower 42 Lift Refurbishment, BNP Paribas Real Estate & SVM Associates – SVM Associates

Project of the Year – International
Bay Centre 6 Stars – Mirvac
Breaking the 6 Star NABERS Barrier – Energy Action
DPR Net Positive Energy San Francisco Office – Elementa Consulting, Member of Integral Group

Project of the Year – Leisure
Hawkchurch Resort & Spa by Darwin Escapes – CD International Building Services Engineers
Hillsborough Leisure Centre – Sheffield City Trust
Refurbishment of Main Kitchen of Fredericks Restaurant – TAG Catering Equipment
The Princess Royal Stand, Cheltenham Racecourse – BAILEYGOMM

Project of the Year – Public Use
Birmingham New Street Station – Atkins / Network Rail
City of Glasgow College, Riverside Campus – Hulley & Kirkwood Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation – Harley Haddow
Five Pancras Square – Sweco
Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre – Architype
Keynsham Civic Centre – Max Fordham
Schoolhaus at Chalgrove Primary School – UK Energy Partners
The Chancellors’ Building, University of Bath – Hoare Lea

Project of the Year – Residential
Tigh Na Croit – HLM
Trafalgar Place – TUV SUD

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