CIBSE building performance awards shortlist
CIBSE has announced its shortlist for the 2020 Building Performance Awards which aim to recognise and reward engineering excellence.
Projects, teams, individuals, products, innovations and initiatives are covered by the awards.
There are fourteen awards including 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.
For the project categories entries, the Awards require evidence of performance in operation as the awards focus on actual, in-use measured performance of completed projects, not just on design intent.
Innovative schemes such as the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, Manchester, The Sweco Building, Bergen, Norway, and the Hitchcock Centre for the Environment, Amherst, USA are included in the shortlist.
The awards are judged by a diverse panel of experts and industry leaders from within the built environment. The panel commented that it was pleased to see so many new names on the shortlists this year.
Hywel Davies, technical director at CIBSE, chaired the judging. He says: "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."