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Entries now open for the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2015

The CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2015, which recognise demonstrated excellence in building performance, are now open for entries. This year two new categories – Lighting for Building Performance and Building Control System – have been introduced to reflect developments in the provision of modern building services. The Awards categories recognise projects, products and the people who make a measurable difference to building performance.

The Awards will be officially launched on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at an event hosted by Marks & Spencer, the CIBSE Carbon Champion of the Year 2014.

This year two new categories have been introduced: 'Lighting for Building Performance' and 'Building Control System'

Firmly established in the industry calendar and of considerable topical significance, the Awards recognise and reward the best examples of actual performance, innovation and practice in optimising how buildings work.

This year the Awards welcome two new categories:

  • Lighting for Building Performance which will recognise the importance of natural lightscapes within the built environment and their impact on energy consumption; and
  • Building Control System which will recognise the importance of integrated and automated control systems to manage and maintain optimum building performance.

The full list of categories includes:

  • Building Services Consultancy (up to 100 employees)
  • Building Services Consultancy (over 100 employees)
  • Building Performance Training Programme
  • Collaborative Working Partnership
  • Facilities Management Operations
  • Building Control System
  • Energy Saving Product
  • Lighting for Building Performance 
  • Energy Management
  • New Build Project (value up to £10m)
  • New Build Project (value over £10m)
  • Refurbishment Project (value up to £5m)
  • Refurbishment Project (value over £5m)
  • International Project
Key dates:
  • Launch event: 18 June 2014
  • Entries close: 11 Sept 2014
  • Shortlist announced: 28 Oct 2014
  • Awards dinner: 10 Feb 2015

A discussion focusing on entry criteria and processes will take place at the Awards launch with CIBSE Technical Director and Chairman of the Judging Panel, Hywel Davies, also available to answer questions.

As CIBSE members and attendees from across the built environment sector celebrate the launch of the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2015, Munish Datta, Head of Facilities Management and Plan A at Marks & Spencer will present on how they have achieved a 44% decrease in operational carbon and 43% reduction in operational energy at the retailer’s Cheshire Oaks store.

Sustainable Design Solutions and Marks & Spencer were awarded the overall accolade of ‘Carbon Champion of the Year’ at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2014 for their commitment to improving building performance and reduction of energy consumption at the Cheshire Oaks store, which also won in the category of New Build Project of the Year (value over £10m).

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Marks & Spencer: CIBSE Carbon Champion of the Year 2014 Marks & Spencer: CIBSE Carbon Champion of the Year 2014
Notes to Editors

This year’s CIBSE Building Performance Awards headline sponsor is Imtech, and category sponsors are Beeby Anderson Recruitment, Daikin, Gratte Brothers, Remeha, Space Air Conditioning, Spirotech, and Vaillant. The Awards media partner is the CIBSE Journal.

The 2015 judging panel includes:

  • Dr Hywel Davies, CIBSE Technical Director (Chair);
  • Sarah Cary, Sustainable Developments Executive, British Land;
  • Munish Datta, Head of Facilities Management and Plan A, Marks and Spencer;
  • Susie Diamond, Founding Partner, Inkling LLP;
  • Alan Fogarty CEng MCIBSE, Partner, Cundall;
  • Bill Gething, Professor of Architecture, University of the West of England;
  • Mitch Layng IEng FCIBSE, Associate Director; Portfolio Energy Management, M&G Real Estate;
  • Liz Peck FSLL, Vice-President, Society of Light and Lighting;
  • Michelle Perry, Key Account Manager, Trox;
  • Will Pitt MCIBSE, Principal Mechanical Engineering Manager, NG Bailey;
  • Mike Ward, Associate Building Services Engineer, Foster + Partners; and
  • David White MCIBSE, Managing Director, Building Services Design.