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SoPHE Young Engineer
of the Year Award revealed
Thank you for renewing your
CIBSE membership for another
This year’s SoPHE Young technologies to develop a flushing year – a year in which we can
Engineer of the Year award tank for toilets, incorporating a look forward to some bright
was won by Liam Pole, Yewande passive rain-water harvesting prospects for your professional
Akinola and Grzegorz Jaroszewicz, system. The proposal made use of development:
from Arup Bristol, who will now the roof to store the rainwater and • Affiliates day, 8 April – another
enjoy a trip to Hong Kong. therefore removed the need for chance to upgrade your
The theme of this year’s underground tanks and pumping. membership – don’t miss it!
competition was ‘the conservation A controls system ensured that rain • Member to fellow 17 June – join
of energy within buildings’ public water was maximised and fresh us for a glass of wine and hear
health systems’. The competition The winners will now visit Hong Kong. mains water use minimised. how to upgrade to the most
was open to individuals or teams The runner-up, Martin Bryan, senior level of membership in
of up to three people. Their remit energy savings and providing a who was highly commended, CIBSE;
was to propose an innovative whole-life cost analysis. focused on the conservation of • Company briefings – we are
idea that could potentially be The best two entrants presented energy by reducing the design happy to visit your office and
adopted to conserve energy in their ideas to a judging panel. Both temperature within the domestic talk to your staff about their
public health systems. Teams were presentations were of a very high hot-water circulating system. professional development
required to consider an appropriate standard and demonstrated a good The 2010 competition will be needs. Presentation on the
development as an example, within understanding of the technical announced shortly. Look out for routes to registration, covering:
which their ideas could be used and aspects of the proposals. further details in the CIBSE news EngTech IEng and CEng;
compared to a typical approach The winning presentation pages, or online at • Company Ambassador Scheme
– demonstrating the predicted showed the adaptation of current – want to improve CIBSE links
with industry and raise the
profile of building services
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engineers? Sign up as a CIBSE
Company Ambassador now – we
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CIBSE and Summitskills, the encouraging members to sign will equip you with all you need.
building services engineering up as ambassadors, facilitating For further information
Members wishing to be Sector Skills Council, have signed feedback and evaluation and contact Bobby Wright,
considered as officers in their a memorandum of understanding providing training and resources. membership communications
region are being sought. committing themselves to working Summitskills, which operates manager, on 020 8772 3639 or
New officers are formally together to develop and promote the scheme in partnership email bwrightc@
inducted every May, but anyone the Building Services Engineering with STEMNET, will provide
interested or wanting more Ambassadors programme. the necessary CRB checks and Not renewed your
information should contact The scheme enables engineers to induction services, and work with membership yet?
their regional secretary. The visit schools and colleges to inform CIBSE to promote the scheme. It Do you pay your membership
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voluntary, but can provide footprint, or do anything about their the Carbon Trust for businesses
useful experience. Regions are own personal carbon emissions. and the Department for Energy Subscriptions 2010
particularly interested in retired Members are, however, required and Climate Change’s ActOn CO2 CIBSE would also like to take
members and young engineers under the code of conduct to have methods for personal use. Both this opportunity to remind all
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Details are available at climate change, building services the calculation methodology and so as not to miss out on all the engineers may be asked by their assumptions explained. benefits available for 2010.
clients if they have a personal March 2010 CIBSE Journal 19
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