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Mark Griffin Award – Student of the Year | 2019

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Mark Griffin Award  Student of the Year | 2019

First Prize: $1,000 cash as well as an invitation to the CIBSE ANZ Young Engineers Awards, including overnight accommodation and return flight from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand to attend the Awards Ceremony in Melbourne.

Finalists' Prize:  An invitation to the Awards Ceremony in Melbourne, where the winner will be announced. Prize will include accommodation and a return flight from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand to attend the event.

Closing Date For Entries: 25 June 2019 

Awards Presentation:  Part of the CIBSE ANZ Annual Cocktail Function, from 6pm Thursday 12 September 2019, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne.


  • Individual applicants only

  • Applications must currently be studying and due to complete their degree no earlier than 25 June 2019.

  • Applicants must be CIBSE Student members. Not a member? CIBSE membership is free for full-time students by completing this application form.

  • Applicants must be studying  at an Australian or New Zealand University at the closing date of the awards, 25 June 2019.


Brief Background
Australia's commitment to the 2015 Paris Climate agreement is to achieve a 26-28% reduction in emissions over 2005 levels by 2030, whilst New Zealand's commitment is to achieve 30%. The more recent IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C in response to the Paris agreement introduces even greater urgency to achieving large scale emissions reductions over this period, and net zero emissions around the middle of the century. Reductions in energy demand indicate the fewest trade-offs and largest synergies with meeting ongoing global Sustainable Development Goals.
With this in mind, the obligation for building services engineers to contribute to reducing global emissions has never been greater.

Video Brief
Conduct a literature review of global trends around energy and demand management and present what you believe are the most novel, scalable and implementable ideas that could be applied to building services in Australia or New Zealand.

Present your review in a short video, no longer than 3 minutes.


  • Presentation Skills/ Clarity

  • Originality/Thoughtfulness

  • Drive/Passion

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View the videos of the 2018 WINNING SUBMISSIONS here


Mark Griffin, 1962-2014

Mark hailed from North London and studied Building Services Engineering at 

what was then the Polytechnic of the South Bank. He worked in the UK, Sweden and South Africa, but made Sydney, Australia his home in 1991.

Mark picked up a temporary job with a fledgling building services consultancy ‘ VOS’ – and he remained with them for some 18 years, rising through the ranks to eventually become Director of Engineering.

In 2009, Mark joined AECOM, as their Building Services Leader, responsible for managing a highly skilled multi-discipline team, delivering iconic projects within Australia.

Mark was passionate about building services engineering and an inspiration to his many colleagues and friends, so it is fitting that this award is named in his honour.