CIBSE Awards winners revealed

CIBSE recognises the best in building performance at its annual Award ceremony.

An all-electric home that produces two-times more energy than it consumes won the Project of the Year - Residential category at this year’s CIBSE Building Performance Awards.

Designed by bere:architects, Lark Rise incorporates a 12kW rooftop solar array which enables the home to import 97% less energy from the electrical grid than the average UK house. The judges said this scheme delivered “outstanding measured building performance, energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions”.

Devised by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, the Building Performance Awards recognise completed projects which can demonstrate outstanding in-use performance, along with awards for design, facilities management and products for their contribution to delivering outstanding building performance.

The Project of the Year - International Award was won by the EY Centre in Sydney, Australia. This 33-floor office tower developed and built by Mirvac delivers premium-grade office space whilst achieving demanding sustainability targets.

The tower incorporates a high-performance façade and an energy efficient demand-controlled ventilation system. The scheme also won the coveted best-of-the-best award and was crowned Building Performance Champion 2019. The judges described the scheme as “an exemplary project” and praised the “truly holistic approach to building performance and wellbeing”.

The Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle, engineered by BuroHappold Engineering, won the Project of the Year - Public Use category. This building is home to the University of Newcastle’s School of Computing and to researchers focused on the urban environment; it has been designed to function as a living laboratory to aid the development of new technologies to advance urban science.

Other 2019 CIBSE Building Performance Award winners include: WARM: Low Energy Building Practice, Cundall, Cavendish Engineers and Woodford Heating and Energy.

The full list of winners at the 2019 CIBSE Building Performance Awards is:



Building Performance Champion

The EY Centre, Sydney, Australia - Mirvac


Building Performance Consultancy (up to 100 employees)

Warm: Low Energy Building Practice 


Building Performance Consultancy (101-1000 employees)



Building Performance Consultancy (over 1000 employees)

BuroHappold Engineering


Learning and Development

The Cundall Diploma - Cundall


Collaborative Working Partnership

Broadway Chambers - Woodford Heating and Energy 


Energy Management Initiative

2 Kingdom Street Demand Driven Strategy - Cavendish Engineers 


Facilities Management Team

TfL Head Offices FM Portfolio – Transport for London

Energy Efficient Product or Innovation

Armstrong Tango parallel pumping solution - Armstrong Fluid Technology


Energy Saving Product or Innovation

The Encore Cistern – The Green Futures Initiative


Project of the Year – Commercial / Industrial 

One Angel Square, Northampton - BDP


Project of the Year – Public Use

Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle University - BuroHappold Engineering 


Project of the Year – Residential

Lark Rise - bere:architects 


Highly commended: Cameron Close – Warm: Low Energy Building Practice


Project of the Year – International 

The EY Centre, Sydney, Australia - Mirvac


Highly commended: Aorangi House Revitalisation and Optimisation, Wellington, New Zealand - Beca


Building Performance Engineer of the Year

Clara Bagenal George, Senior Engineer - Elementa Consulting

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