London South Bank University’s estates and academic environment team has won the CIBSE Building Performance award for efficient facilities management.
The team won for improving overall energy efficiency and sustainability across the university’s estate, employing energy-efficient technologies to reduce overall electric, gas and water consumption.
Chris Barnes, maintenance and energy manager for estates & academic environment at LSBU, said: “LSBU’s estates team is very proud to have won this CIBSE award for efficient facilities management across the university’s campus. It’s recognition of the commitment we’ve given to upgrading our campus facilities and improving the performance of buildings while reducing our impact on the environment.
“LSBU’s commitment to renewable energy sources has resulted in a carbon emissions reduction of 85 per cent since 2010.”
In other categories, Buro Happold had a particularly good night. The consultant engineering firm designed the House at Cornell Tech, New York, which won the Public Use category. Buro Happold designed the building services for this 26-storey student accommodation building which, on completion, became the tallest and largest Passive House-certified building in the world.
Buro Happold was also recognised in the new Covid-19 Achievement Awards, “created to recognise the work undertaken by building services professionals and the wider supply chain in helping combat the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic through the creation of safe and healthy solutions for the built environment”. The company was recognised for its work using modelling to optimise the capacity of teaching spaces in UK and Irish universities.
Others recognised in the COVID-19 Achievement awards were: Hoare Lea; Ridge and Partners; BDP and RSP; and Services Design Solution. All were recognised for their involvement in the rapid delivery of the UK’s NHS Nightingale Hospitals.
Other international projects recognised at this year’s event were: the Amorepacific HQ in Seoul with Arup (Commercial/Industrial), the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy’s Energy Retrofit Project with grfm (Retrofit) and DaiyaGate Ikebukuro in Tokyo with NIKKEN SEKKEI (International).
The Building Performance Champion of Champions award went to global engineering and consultancy practice Buro Happold. Its commitment to excellence in building performance is evidenced by winning Building Performance Consultancy of the Year (more than 300 employees); Learning and Development; and Project of the Year – Public Use Award categories.
An international theme was evident in other award-winners. Carbon Intelligence, for example, won the Building Performance Consultancy Award (51-300 employees) for its work helping global organisations achieve their sustainability, energy and carbon reduction goals. The judges were impressed with the collaborative nature of its approach to working with its clients.
2021 CIBSE Building Performance Award winners:
Building Performance Consultancy (up to 50 employees)
Building Performance Consultancy (51–300 employees)
Building Performance Consultancy (over 300 employees)
OR Consulting Engineers
Winner: London South Bank University
Learning and Development
University College London and Buro Happold
Product or Innovation – Thermal Comfort
Product or Innovation – Wellbeing
Project of the Year – Commercial/Industrial
Amorepacific HQ, Seoul, South Korea designed by Arup
Project of the Year – International
DaiyaGate Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan designed by NIKKEN SEKKEI
Project of the Year – Public Use
The House at Cornell Tech, New York designed by Buro Happold
Project of the Year – Residential
Max Fordham House designed by Max Fordham
Project of the Year – Retrofit
Abu Dhabi Department of Energy Energy Retrofit Project designed by grfm
Building Performance Engineer of the Year
Winner Aleksandra Sasha Krstanovic
The Covid-19 Achievement Award:
BDP and RSP
Ridge and Partners
Services Design Solution