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Shortlist announced for the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2023

24 Nov 22

Following a record number of entries, CIBSE announce the shortlist for the 2023 Building Performance Awards.

The Building Performance Awards recognise the people, practices and products that are pioneering a safer, more sustainable, and healthier built environment.

For the first time, CIBSE have introduced the Engineer of the Year category. Complimenting the #CIBSE125Challenges, launched by Kevin Mitchell, CIBSE President, this category invites nominations for practicing engineers who are committed to creating and maintaining a sustainable built environment.

It provides the industry with the opportunity to celebrate those engineers who making radical progress in relation to improved building performance and recognising the impact they have. All the shortlisted nominees demonstrated a commitment to boosting and contributing to the development of others, a willingness to share experience and work collaboratively, and to engage in knowledge and practice sharing with the wider industry.

“It was encouraging to see a record number of entries for this year’s Building Performance Awards, with a large proportion of those from small and medium businesses. I was particularly impressed by the candidates who were invited to interview for the Engineer of the Year category, it was a pleasure getting to speak to engineers so committed to building performance.” Dr Hywel Davies, CIBSE Technical Director

The Best Digital Innovation category is also new for 2023. With increasing digitisation in the built environment, this award recognises ground-breaking thought in the field of digital engineering. It aims to shine a light on those innovations that have been successfully adopted, with demonstrable and continued impact on design and construction workflows.

Last year saw the introduction of the Embodied Carbon category. It has been expanded to include two awards, recognising consultants in one category and manufacturers and suppliers who produce and supply building services products, components, and services in the second.

The Building Performance Awards are the only industry awards that focus on actual, measured performance outcomes. This category considers both innovations that facilitate improved performance of a design or construction team, and overall building performance.

With a focus on clarity and providing maximum benefit to industry, CIBSE continues to assess the performance data requirements for entering the internationally recognised, Building Performance Awards.

The categories recognise consultancies, individuals, suppliers, manufacturers, teams, and exemplar buildings and projects.

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The CIBSE BPA 2023 shortlist in full:
Headline Sponsor: Tamlite Lighting

Best Digital Innovation

  • A new modelling approach - Electrical & Mechanical Services Department, HKSARG
  • Clarence - Remote Watering Monitoring Box - Angel Guard
  • Cloud-Based Smart Energy Management Platform (CBSEMP) - Swire Properties
  • Digital Twins for Net Zero Roadmaps - IES
  • Intellekt - Skanska
  • Net Zero Carbon Pathways App - Mott Macdonald
  • The 3DStock Retrofit Pathways Tool - Building Stock Laboratory at UCL Energy Institute

Building Performance Consultancy (up to 50 employees)

Sponsor: Mitsubishi Electric

  • Cyclone Energy Group
  • FairHeat
  • grfn
  • Lawler Group
  • Mesh Energy
  • Twenty One Engineering
  • XCO2
  • Yonder Consulting

Building Performance Consultancy (51 - 300 employees)

Sponsor: Airflow

  • AESG
  • Carbon Intelligence, part of Accenture
  • chapmanbdsp
  • Harley Haddow

Building Performance Consultancy (over 300 employees)

Sponsor: ABB

  • Cundall
  • Elementa Consulting
  • Hoare Lea
  • Pick Everard

CIBSE Embodied Carbon Award - Consultants

  • Architype
  • Maria Benazzo, Mechanical Engineer, Arup
  • BuroHappold Engineering
  • Elementa Consulting
  • Mott Macdonald
  • Rebelleon

CIBSE Embodied Carbon Award - Manufacturers and suppliers

Sponsor: Buro Happold

  • Gripple
  • Kampmann UK
  • NorDan UK
  • Uponor


Sponsor: Lochinvar

  • 1 Triton Square - Arup
  • BMS Support & Energy Initiatives - IO Controls
  • HMRC National Office Relocation Programme - AECOM
  • Gallions Quarter - FairHeat
  • Working closely together to deliver whole house energy system domestic retrofits that significantly reduce carbon emission, help reduce fuel poverty and provide better built environments - Low Carbon Built Environment Team, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University Low Carbon Built Environment Team, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
  • Savills Central London, Smart & Econowise Sentinll 99 Gresham Street Collaboration - Savills
  • The Welcome Building, RHS Garden Bridgewater - BAM Services Engineering (BAM Construction)

Engineer of the Year

Sponsor: Ideal Heating Commercial

  • Graeme Brady, Engineering Manager - NG Bailey
  • Mary-Ann Clarke, Regional Director - AECOM
  • Michelle Agha-Hossein, Senior Sustainability Consultant - Buro Happold
  • Philip Draper, Managing Director - Twenty One Engineering
  • Stephen Hill, Associate Director in the Buildings Sustainability Team - Arup

Facilities Management

Sponsor: Gratte Brothers

  • Aviva UK, Ireland and Canada - Aviva
  • Dublin City Council Energy Performance Contract (Energy Monitoring and PPM) - Lawler Sustainability
  • Exchange House - British Land
  • Hong Kong Hospital Authority
  • Savills Portfolio - Smart Managed Solutions

Learning and Development

Sponsor: SfS - Smoke & Fire Safety

  • Airborne Infection Reduction through Building Operation and Design (AIRBODS) - Loughborough University
  • ‘Build Better Now' COP26 Virtual Pavilion - AECOM
  • BEMS (Building Energy Management Systems) Controls Engineer Apprenticeship - Building Controls Employer Group
  • Fairheat Industry Research & Development - FairHeat
  • Net Zero Carbon Training - AECOM
  • Transition Programme to be a Fire Engineer - Arup
  • University of Salford Energy House 2.0 - AECOM

Product and innovation of the Year - Air Quality

  • AirScore - AirRated
  • Aurabeat NSP-X1 AG+ Sanitizing Air Purifier - Aurabeat Technology
  • Demand Logic IAQ Cause & Effect - Demand Logic
  • Healthy Air 800 (HA800) - Healthy air technology
  • HVR Zero - Hybrid Ventilation with Heat Recovery - Monodraught
  • Smart Filtration Management - ARM Environments

Product or Innovation of the Year - Thermal Comfort

  • Hybrid Ventilation Methodology - BDP
  • iAirDoor - Wirth Research
  • ICON Connected Heat Interface Unit (HIU) - Switch2
  • MTA Plus TWIN - Modutherm
  • Omni Systems - Omni Telemetry Systems
  • POD - Ideal heating

Product or Innovation of the Year - Wellbeing

  • Clarence - Remote Water Monitoring Box - Angel Guard
  • Daikin VRV 5 Heat Recovery - Daikin UK
  • Modulhaus - VOLUMETRIC™

Project of the Year (non-domestic)

  • Chobham Manor - LLDC
  • Cranmer Road, Kings College Cambridge - Max Fordham LLP
  • Harris Academy, Sutton - BDP
  • The ESB Offices Fitzwilliam Street - BDP

Project of the Year (small-scale residential)

  • Brambles – bere:architects
  • Shepherds Barn - LEAP
  • Mews House Deep Retrofit - Prewett Bizley Architects
  • Whole house energy retrofit of 6 terraced bungalows in Swansea driving towards zero carbon targets - Cardiff University

For more information about the Building Performance Awards and previous winners, visit

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