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The CIBSE Building Performance Awards, now in their 14th year, recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment. 

They are the only industry Awards that focus on actual, measured performance outcomes, and not just design intent or performance specifications. Entries are open to any organisation, both within the UK and internationally, that is responsible for the design, commissioning, construction, installation and operation of low energy buildings and the manufacturers whose products enable efficient energy consumption.

Key Dates for 2021

Entries deadline: Thursday 3 September 2020
Extended entry deadline: 24 September 2020
Entry deadline for Covid-19 Achievement Awards - 13 November 2020
Shortlist announced: Mid November 2020
Virtual awards: 16:00 (GMT), Thursday 25 February 2021 - register your free place now


Categories for The CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2021 include:
Building Performance Consultancy of the Year (up to 50 employees)
Building Performance Consultancy of the Year (50 - 300 employees)
Building Performance Consultancy of the Year (over 300 employees) 
Facilities Management 
Learning & Development 
Product or Innovation - Thermal Comfort
Product or Innovation - Wellbeing

Project of the Year - Commercial / Industrial
Project of the Year - Public Use
Project of the Year - Residential
Project of the Year - International
Project of the Year - Retrofit
Engineer of the Year
Building Performance Champion


Benefits of entry

  1. Reach an international community of 77,500
  2. Work showcased as the best in class to over 750 awards dinner guests.
  3. Feature in the CIBSE Journal which has a readership of over 50,000.
  4. Winners have the opportunity to be selected for a further case study feature article in the CIBSE Journal.
  5. Potential for significant press coverage of your achivements (£44,000 Advertising Value Equivalent (AVE) from the 2017 Awards press coverage).
  6. Promotion to over 24,800 CIBSE Twitter followers and 24,900 CIBSE LinkedIn Group members.
  7. Feature on the CIBSE website which has over 455,000 visitors per year.
  8. Promote your success to potential clients and employees using the official shortlisted and winner logos.
  9. Winners receive a coveted Building Performance Awards trophy to display in their office. 
  10. Attend the shortlist announcement at Build2Perform Live, the biggest most significant two-day building performance exhibition.

Awards Dinner

The Building Performance Awards ceremony is held annually in London and attended by over 700 guests. The 2021 Awards will take place virtually this year on the 25 February. This event is an excellent opportunity to see in practice what can be achieved by those who are developing strategies for refurbishment and energy efficient operation of existing buildings, designing new buildings that operate more effectively and developing the products and systems that support them.