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CIBSE announces shortlist for 2019 Building Performance Awards

The Early Learning Village, Singapore; the Musee d’Arts de Nantes; and the National Gallery of Ireland are just three of the entries shortlisted for the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards 2019.

These prestigious awards recognise the teams, products, innovations, initiatives and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment. Crucially, these are the only built environment awards that focus on actual, in-use measured performance of the completed project, rather than on projections or the design intent.

This year’s awards feature fourteen highly contested categories including: Building Performance Engineer; Building Performance Consultancy; Energy Management Initiative; and Project of the Year - International.

Now in their twelfth year, the awards are judged by a panel of experts and industry leaders from a number of complementary spheres within the built environment. The wide range of high quality entries submitted this year made the judges task particularly challenging and often resulted in considerable debate in order to arrive at the shortlist of potential winners for some categories.

Hywel Davies, Technical Director of CIBSE, chaired the judging. He said: “all those on the shortlist have demonstrated a significant contribution and commitment to achieving improved building performance, either as individuals or as part of a team, which has resulted in clear and measureable reduction of energy consumption and carbon emissions.”

The quality of the entries means that this year’s competition was extremely closely contested. The winners will be announced at the special awards dinner taking place on 12 February 2019 at the Grosvenor House in London. To book at table at the event go to:

The full 2019 CIBSE Building Performance Awards shortlist is

Building Performance Engineer

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Antoni Sapina Grau, Engineer – WSP

Chris Croly, Building Services Engineering Director – BDP

Clara Bagenal George, Senior Engineer – Elementa Consulting

Mark Dowson, Associate Sustainability Engineer – BuroHappold Engineering

Simon Wyatt, Partner – Cundall

Tunde Olaoye, Energy Performance Solutions Engineer – SSE Enterprise Energy Solutions

Building Performance Consultancy (up to 100 employees)

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Elementa Consulting

Energy Efficiency Consultancy


Steven Hunt & Associates

WARM: Low Energy Building Practice

Building Performance Consultancy (101 - 1000 employees)



Building Performance Consultancy (over 1000 employees)

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BuroHappold Engineering

Learning and Development

GATES Scheme – Hurley Palmer Flatt

The Cundall Diploma – Cundall

Collaborative Working Partnership

Sponsored by Lochinvar

Broadway Chambers – Woodford Heating & Energy

Lark Rise – bere:architects

Tfl Palestra E.ON RE:FIT Optimisation – Transport for London

Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle University – BuroHappold Engineering

Energy Efficient Product or Innovation

Armstrong Tango parallel pumping solution – Armstrong Fluid Technology

City Multi R32 Hybrid VRF – Mitsubishi Electric

FX HFO – Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems

i-NX – Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems

Energy Saving Product or Innovation

Allure UNITOUCH – Distech Controls

Insulation Retaining Clip – Crickhowell Contractors Menerga Adconair Adiabatic zeroGWP - FC-free supply-air cooling – Systemair The Encore Cistern – The Green Futures Initiative

Energy Management Initiative
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110 Fetter Lane Combined Chiller & Trigeneration Optimisation – Cavendish Engineers

2 Kingdom Street Demand Driven Strategy – Cavendish Engineers

AXON: Intelligent Billing & Recharging Solution – Next Control Systems

Energy Reduction Plan at the Broadgate Neighbourhood – George Birchall Service

TfL Head Offices FM Portfolio – Transport for London

Facilities Management Team

Sponsored by Gratte Brothers

London Stadium – VINCI Facilities

TfL Head Offices FM Portfolio – Transport for London

Project of the Year – Commercial/ Industrial

Big Data Institute – Long and Partners

BSD's Kettering office – Building Services Design

One Angel Square, Northampton – BDP

Project of the Year – International

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Aorangi House Revitalisation and Optimisation, Wellington, New Zealand – Beca

Early Learning Village, Singapore – AECOM

EY Centre, Sydney, Australia – Mirvac

Golden 1 Center, California, USA – AECOM

Hillman Hall, Missouri, USA – BuroHappold Consulting Engineers

Musee d'Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France – Max Fordham LLP

Silicon Valley Tech Office Drives Toward Zero, California, USA – Elementa Consulting

The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland – BDP

UC Santa Barbara San Joaquin Villages, California, USA – BuroHappold Consulting Engineers

Project of the Year – Public Use

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire – Hoare Lea

TfL Palestra E.ON RE:FIT Optimisation – Transport for London

Urban Sciences Building - Newcastle University – BuroHappold Engineering

Project of the Year – Residential

Cameron Close – WARM: Low Energy Building Practice

Flagship Group, Orchard Close – Finn Geotherm

Lark Rise – bere:architects

Building Performance Champion
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The Building Performance Champion is chosen from the category winners and will be presented to the team, project or innovation that, in the opinion of the Judges, has made the most outstanding contribution and commitment to achieving improved building performance.