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CIBSE announces winners of 2014 Building Performance Awards

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) revealed the winners of its prestigious Building Performance Awards at a ceremony on Tuesday 11th February 2014 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Full details of the winners can be found in a special supplement of the CIBSE Journal.

Attendees saw Sustainable Design Solutions and Marks & Spencer awarded the overall accolade of ‘Carbon Champion of the Year' for their commitment to improving building performance and reduction of energy consumption at the retailer's Cheshire Oaks store, which also won in the category of New Build Project of the Year (value over £10m).

Munish Datta, head of sustainability strategy at Marks & Spencer, on receiving the Carbon Champion of the Year Award, said: "'Cheshire Oaks represents the very best of M&S and we are delighted to have been recognised by CIBSE for its performance."

Sustainable Design Solutions and Marks & Spencer receive the Carbon Champion of the Year Award at the 2014 Building Performance Awards. Sustainable Design Solutions and Marks & Spencer receive the Carbon Champion of the Year Award at the 2014 Building Performance Awards.

These two significant Awards for one of the leading retail businesses in the UK come hot on the heels of the retail sector as a whole recognising the critical nature of reducing carbon emissions through energy efficiency and systems design. Last week the British Retail Consortium announced ambitious targets to cut energy-related emissions from buildings by 50% by 2020, targets set under its ‘A Better Retailing Climate: Driving Resource Efficiency' initiative.

The 2014 Building Performance Awards Judging Panel said that Marks & Spencer's Cheshire Oaks store demonstrates what the private sector can achieve on a voluntary basis.

CIBSE President, George Adams, commented that all of this year's Building Performance Award winners and nominees should be celebrated for their outstanding accomplishments, and for showing how our industry can reach out to achieve beyond best practice.

International perspectives

New for the 2014 Building Performance Awards, CIBSE introduced the International Project of the Year category with new build and refurbishment projects shortlisted in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Italy and Singapore.  For this Award the winner was Atelier Ten for its stunning and innovative designs for Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, which the Judges described as an ambitious project given a well thought through, holistic engineering solution.

The CIBSE Judges also recognised a "one of a kind project" by awarding a Judges' Special Engineering Award to ChapmanBDSP for the Velodrome London 2012 Olympics, which showcased the world-leading attributes of British engineering and British cycling.

Building Performance Awards 2014 winners

The winning entries for the CIBSE 2014 Building Performance Awards were:

Building Operation Award
Sponsored by Gratte Brothers
Exchange House, Broadgate, City of London - British Land / Broadgate Estates

Building Services Consultancy of the Year (over 100 employees)
Sponsored by Baxi Commercial
Max Fordham

Building Services Consultancy of the Year (up to 100 employees)
Sponsored by Baxi Commercial
Beverley Clifton Morris

Client Energy Management Award
Sponsored by Lochinvar
British Land (Portfolio) - British Land

Client of the Year
Sponsored by Imtech (also the Awards headline sponsor)
BBC, nominated by Arup

Collaborative Working Award
Sponsored by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air Conditioning Europe
Norland and EE

Energy Saving Product of the Year
Sponsored by Spirotech
XBOXER XBC Heat Recovery Range - Nuaire

International Project of the Year
Sponsored by Excool
Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay, Singapore - Atelier Ten

New Build Project of the Year (value over £10m)
Sponsored by CIBSE Journal
Marks & Spencer, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port - Sustainable Design Solutions / Marks & Spencer

New Build Project of the Year (value up to £10m)
Sponsored by CIBSE Patrons
Montgomery Primary School, Exeter - HamsonJPA

Refurbishment Project of the Year (value over £5m)
Sponsored by Beeby Anderson Recruitment
HVAC Roof Infrastructure, Harrods, Knightsbridge, London - Harrods

Refurbishment Project of the Year (value up to £5m)
Sponsored by Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe
Hollywood House, Woking - M&G Real Estate

Training for Building Performance Award
Sponsored by Vaillant
BREEAM Accredited Professional - BRE Group Training

Judges Special Engineering Award
Velodrome London 2012 Olympics - ChapmanBDSP

CIBSE Carbon Champion of the Year
Sponsored by Remeha Commercial
Marks & Spencer, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port - Sustainable Design Solutions / Marks & Spencer

This Award is made to the individual, team or organisation chosen from the winners in each category that has made the most outstanding contribution to achieving improved building performance.

Winners of the 2014 Building Performance Awards celebrate their achievements. Winners of the 2014 Building Performance Awards celebrate their achievements.