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CIBSE’s Building Performance Awards - an international affair

The International Project of the Year will be recognised for the second year at the Building Performance Awards (BPA), organised by CIBSE. The Awards ceremony will take place on the 10th February 2015 at the Grosvenor House in London and will be attended by those leading the way in delivering energy efficiency across the built environment.

Four very different buildings have been shortlisted for the International category - a museum, an airport, a resort and spa and a commercial office building:

  • St Louis Art Museum - East Extension, Missouri, USA – Arup
  • Christchurch Airport Artesian Heating and Cooling, Christchurch, New Zealand – Beca
  • Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa, Gold Coast, Australia - Climaveneta Spa
  • 140W, Melbourne, Australia - Cundall

The judges wanted to see evidence of costs and expected savings associated with carbon reduction and energy efficiency measures and anticipated payback periods. Each entry was also judged on evidence of BREEAM or LEED assessment, or other third party evaluations, as well as the collaboration between members of the project team contributing to improved performance.

CIBSE is delighted to celebrate these exemplar projects

Peter Kinsella, CIBSE President

CIBSE President Peter Kinsella, Associate at Lehr Consultants International, based in Melbourne, said that the three entries from Australia and New Zealand showed that the region was leading the charge in pushing the boundaries of building performance:

Recent reports have shown that Australia and New Zealand are world leaders in sustainable building, and CIBSE is delighted to celebrate these exemplar projects. CIBSE’s Australia and New Zealand Region is an expanding and active set of members who contribute a great deal to the Institution, and we hope to continue to expand in this thriving area.”

For more information about all the shortlisted entrants, please visit www.cibse.org/bpa. The CIBSE Building Performance Awards recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment.