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Shortlist of best performing buildings announced

The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, Manchester, The Sweco Building, Bergen, Norway, and the Hitchcock Centre for the Environment, Amherst, USA, are three innovative schemes that have made the shortlist for the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards 2020.


 
Now in their thirteenth year, these prestigious annual awards recognise the projects, teams, individuals, products, innovations and initiatives that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment.

Fundamental to the project categories is evidence of performance in operation: these are the only built environment awards to focus on the actual, in-use measured performance of completed projects rather than just on design intent.
 
The fourteen highly contested Awards include two new categories for emerging priorities in the sector: Project of the Year - Retrofit; and Product or Innovation - Wellbeing. These reflect the importance of improving the safety, comfort and overall performance of existing buildings and also acknowledge the growing interest in the impact buildings can have on occupants' physical and mental wellbeing.
 
The awards are judged by a diverse panel of experts and industry leaders from within the built environment. The quality of entries submitted this year made the judges' task of arriving at a shortlist particularly challenging for some categories.
 
Alongside acknowledged market leaders, the judges were particularly pleased to see so many new names on the shortlists this year, including: Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions and Hysopt.
 
Hywel Davies, Technical Director at CIBSE chaired the judging. He said: "There were many excellent submissions this year; all of those who made the shortlist, either as individuals or as part of a team, should be justly proud of their contribution to improving building performance".
 
The winners will be announced on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at an awards event taking place at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London.

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The full 2020 CIBSE Building Performance Awards shortlist is:
 
HEADLINE SPONSOR: Baxi Heating
 
BUILDING PERFORMANCE CONSULTANCY (UP TO 50 EMPLOYEES)
Banyards
Box Twenty Consulting Engineers
Energy Efficiency Consultancy
FairHeat
Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions
S I Sealy & Associates
 
BUILDING PERFORMANCE CONSULTANCY (51–300 EMPLOYEES)
Sponsored by Imtech
AESG
Elementa Consulting
Harley Haddow
IES
RED
 
BUILDING PERFORMANCE CONSULTANCY (OVER 300 EMPLOYEES)
Sponsored by ABB
Atkins
BuroHappold Engineering
Cundall
 
COLLABORATION
Sponsored by Lochinvar
Chobham Farm - FairHeat
ESFA School Building Framework Project - Bowmer + Kirkland/Integrated Environmental Solutions
Park View Student Village - Desco
 
ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Ideal Commercial Boiler
David Cheshire, Regional Director, Sustainability - AECOM
Tom Hopton, Associate - BuroHappold Engineering
Tom Naughton, Associate – FairHeat

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Sponsored by Gratte Brothers
Ascendas International Tech Park Pune - CapitaLand
Belgrave House - BNP Paribas Real Estate
Yale - NUS College

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Book 'Building Performance Analysis' - University of Plymouth
Energy Behavioural Change - Marks and Spencer
HVAC Centre of Excellence - Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors' Association
The Biophilic Classroom, Putney High School, GDST (Girls' Day School Trust), The Value of Nature in a Learning Environment - RCZM Sustainable Design, Performance + Analysis and Reading University
The 'Future Offices: Next-Generation Workplace Design' book - AECOM
 
PRODUCT OR INNOVATION– THERMAL COMFORT
Air Induction Unit - Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong
Atamate Building Control System - Atamate
Hysopt HVAC Design and Optimisation Software - Hysopt
OPA2100 ECO ULTRA - Temperzone Australia Pty
 
PRODUCT OR INNOVATION – WELLBEING
Sponsored by Tamlite Lighting
arbn well - arbnco
BUS Wellbeing Survey - Arup
Concept Analysis Tool (CAT) - Atkins
Neuron Smart Building Digital Platform - Empowering Building Sustainability and Wellbeing through AI & Digital Technology - Arup
Wise - Swegon
 
PROJECT OF THE YEAR – COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL
Sponsored by Hattersley
Brodick Ferry Terminal - Max Fordham
Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre - Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick - Building Services South
Institute of Physics - AECOM
 
PROJECT OF THE YEAR – INTERNATIONAL
AUT - Mana Hauora (MH) Building, Auckland, New Zealand - Beca
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Amherst, USA - BuroHappold Engineering
Mason Bros., Auckland, New Zealand - Mott MacDonald
The Sweco Building, Bergen, Norway - Sweco Norway
 
PROJECT OF THE YEAR – PUBLIC USE
Bartlett School of Architecture, 22 Gordon Street - BuroHappold Engineering Maggie's at the Robert Parfett Building, Manchester - Foster + Partners
The Engine Shed, Scotland's Building Conservation Centre - Max Fordham Ysgol Rhyd y Llan – Atkins
 
PROJECT OF THE YEAR – RESIDENTIAL
Agar Grove Estate Regeneration, Phase 1A - Max Fordham
Park View Student Village - Desco
Quayside, Totnes - FairHeat
 
PROJECT OF THE YEAR – RETROFIT
Appleton Tower Recladding - BuroHappold Engineering
Bartlett School of Architecture, 22 Gordon Street - BuroHappold Engineering Discovery Gardens Retrofit - Griffin Consultants
Two Pacific Place Retro-fit and Sustainable Development - Swire Properties Wilkins Lower Refectory - Burwell Architects