This year’s CIBSE Building Performance Awards has seen three organisations as double winners during its results night at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The focus of the awards is on the delivered performance outcomes achieved by buildings and projects.
The Coveted Building Performance Champion title went to the University of Oxford, together with the Facilities Management Team of the Year. Both awards were given for the team’s Carbon Reduction Programme which aims to reduce the university’s direct carbon emissions by 33% by 2020.
The judges noticed that the programme resulted in a host of collaborative initiatives and new carbon savings partnerships have developed between students, staff, the City Council, and the industry: “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,” said the judges.
The other double winners of the evening were Elementa Consulting, which took the Building Performance Consultancy for 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, while BuroHappold Engineering received the Building Performance Consultancy for over 1000 employees and the Energy Efficient Product or Innovation awards for its NewMass cooling system.
“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,” said CIBSE President Peter Y Wong.
Other winners for this year’s edition include Architype, BDP, Choice Housing Ireland, Energy Action, Landsec, Max Fordham, NPS North West, Q-Bot and Willmott Dixon.