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Three teams do the double at 2018 CIBSE Building Performance Awards

Awards, with the results announced on 6 February at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Organised by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, the awards focus on the delivered actual performance outcomes achieved by buildings and projects and not on design stage promises. The University of Oxford won

the coveted Building Performance Champion title and Facilities Man- agement Team of the Year. Both awards were for its ambitious Carbon Reduction Programme which sets out to reduce the uni- versity’s direct carbon emissions by 33% by 2020 against a 2005/6 baseline. The judges were impressed

with the programme’s wide- ranging stakeholder engagement which has resulted in a host of collaborative initiatives and new carbon-saving partnerships being developed between staff, students, the City Council and industry. They said: “The University of Oxford is leading the way for the higher education sector, not only in the global rankings of universities, but in the

The picture shows the historic Pitt Rivers Museum, part of the Oxford University estate.

management of their extensive and diverse estate”.

Elementa Consulting and BuroHappold Engineering were the evening’s other double winners. Elementa Consulting took the Building Performance Consultancy

(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. BuroHappold Engineering triumphed in the Building Performance Consultancy (over 1000 employees) category and won the Energy Efficient Product or Innovation category for its NewMass cooling system. Other 2018 CIBSE Building

Performance Awards winners include: Architype,BDP, Choice Housing Ireland, Energy Action, Landsec, Max Fordham, NPS North West, Q-Bot and Willmott Dixon. CIBSE President Peter Y

Wong said: “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.”

The full list of winners at the 2018 CIBSE Building Performance Awards is:

Building Performance Champion University of Oxford Carbon Reduction Programme – University of Oxford Building Performance Consultancy (up to 100 employees)

Elementa Consulting Building Performance Consultancy (101-1000 employees) BDP

Building Performance Consultancy (over 1000 employees) BuroHappold Engineering Collaborative Working Partnership The NEDO (New Energy & Industrial Technology Development Organization) Project – NPS North West Learning and Development Sustainability Matters – Landsec Highly Commended: Net Zero Buildings offsite construction tour/ Redmoor Academy’s Schoolhause grand opening – Net Zero Buildings Energy Management Initiative Beyond the 6 Star NABERS Barrier, Melbourne, Australia – Energy Action

Facilities Management Team University of Oxford Carbon Reduction Programme – University of Oxford Energy Efficient Product or Innovation NewMass – BuroHappold Engineering Energy Saving Product or Innovation Q-Floor – Q-Bot Project of the Year – Commercial/ Industrial The Enterprise Centre – Architype/BDP Highly Commended: David Attenborough Building (Cambridge Conservation Initiative offices) – BuroHappold Engineering Project of the Year – Leisure Oriam – Max Fordham Project of the Year – Public Use Centre for Medicine, University of Leicester – Willmott Dixon

Highly Commended: Windmill Community Campus – Fife Council – Property Services Project of the Year – Residential Killynure Green, Carryduff – Choice Housing Ireland. Project of the Year – International Pomona: Ultra-Low Energy Lab Eliminates Performance Gap, California, USA – Elementa Consulting

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