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Lighting for Building Performance Award

This award recognises the lighting system or innovative lighting design that delivers the required illumination levels (on all relevant surfaces not just the working plane), outstanding lighting quality and working conditions for building users or occupants, and most effectively demonstrates energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. It also recognises the importance of natural lightscapes within the built environment and their impact on energy consumption. 

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Who should enter

Lighting product manufacturers, lighting designers, architects, consultants, contractors, building services engineers, property owners, building occupiers.


Entries should be for lighting systems or innovative lighting designs first commissioned or launched between
1 June 2014 - 31 August 2016, and be accompanied by a full year of operational data. Entries can be for projects within the UK or overseas.

Judging Criteria

The Judges will consider any system or design that improves building performance and saves energy and carbon, and will be looking for evidence of:

Design intent and how the scheme fulfils this while minimising carbon emissions.

Design brief and how this was met, and appropriateness of the lighting system or design for the intended application(s).

One year’s evidence of energy use data for the lighting system. Ideally an itemised report from the lighting management system, or the lighting component of a DEC or EPC.

Improvement over typical existing systems or designs in terms of performance, energy efficiency and carbon saving.

Innovation in design, technology and/or application.

Research and development carried out.

Production and recycling.

Engagement with installers and users to ensure the system is effectively delivered, used and is simple to operate and maintain.

Occupant satisfaction and feedback.

Entry form

Download the Lighting for Building Performance Award Entry Form

Closing date for entries: 15 September 2017

Useful resources

Atelier Ten - 2016 Winning Entry

CIBSE Lighting for Building Performance Award - Atelier Ten case study

Lighting Guide 07: Offices (2015)

SLL Code for Lighting

Lighting Handbook