A number of top industry names were winners at the second annual Low Carbon Performance Awards, rewarding the people, projects and campaigns working towards a more sustainable built environment.
Organised by The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the event celebrated the achievements of participants of the 100 Hours of Carbon Clean Up campaign, and the work of CIBSE Low Carbon Energy Assessors (LCEAs) and Low Carbon Consultants. Guest speaker Ken Livingstone gave an insight into his time as Mayor of London while fellow presenter Dame Ellen MacArthur spoke about the importance of individual effort as part of a greater team effort to cut carbon.
Faber Maunsell collected the ‘New Build Project of the Year’ award for their work on Lion House in Alnwick – the building is a flagship ultra low-emissions development which is designed to achieve exemplary standards of sustainability and environmental performance. ‘LCEA: DEC of the Year’ went to Transport for London, while i-prophets energy services took two trophies home for ‘Innovation of the Year’ and ‘LCEA: EPC of the Year’.
100 Hours Campaign participants Simons Design won ‘Best Carbon Saving Programme’, with the SME award going to BDP Belfast. The trophy for ‘Champion of Carbon Saving Champions’ went to Quinten Babcock, Environmental Manager of the Sustainable Buildings Team at Transport for London Group Property & Facilities.
CIBSE President John Swaffield said: “The awards demonstrate the achievements that can be made through the sustainable design and operation of both new and existing buildings in the UK.
“With money saving and therefore energy saving on everyone’s minds – it is the ideal opportunity to recognise and reward those campaigns, projects and innovations that help to reduce the amount of carbon emitted and energy consumed by the built environment.”