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The entry deadline for the H&V News Awards is 10 June. The winners will be presented at Hilton Metropole on 24 November 2022.


Company and Individual Awards 

Merchants will play a crucial part in the HVAC industry’s journey to Net Zero, and this new category seeks to celebrate their role at the heart of the supply chain. Nominations are welcome for campaigns or marketing initiatives; distribution, purchasing or logistics innovations; and technology developments. Judges will be looking for innovations that help the industry to decarbonise; to become more productive; more collaborative; or more cost-effective.

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Indoor Air Quality is an issue that has steadily increased in importance in recent years but the advent of Covid has put it firmly in the spotlight. This category seeks to underline the role of the HVAC sector in improving IAQ for building occupants with a broad criteria that recognises products, projects or initiatives. Thus nominations are sought for entries that can demonstrate innovative technology; best practice; a campaign or initiative in 2021-2022 involving ventilation, air conditioning, air purification and cleaning, filtration, or monitoring and controls. Judges will be looking for evidence of the impact of the IAQ element – whether it is a technology with demonstrable results or a building project with a measurable effect on occupants

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Nominations are invited from all building services companies and appropriate educational establishments. Entrants must be able to demonstrate both academic and practical prowess during 2021-22 and will be judged in two age groups. An indication of the apprentice’s initiative and wider contribution to the success of projects would also be valued.

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Nominations are invited from all building services companies and appropriate educational establishments. Entrants must be able to demonstrate both academic and practical prowess during 2021-22 and will be judged in two age groups. An indication of the apprentice’s initiative and wider contribution to the success of projects would also be valued.

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This category is open to organisations throughout the HVAC industry and its supply chain which demonstrate a commitment to partnering throughout 2021-22. The entry should demonstrate the benefits of the initiative to all the members of the supply chain and how it was successfully concluded, providing benefits such as improved productivity and profitability. It should also reflect the cultural benefits associated with collaborations, such as early involvement of the supply chain in projects, improved communication and higher levels of service to partners and clients. Judges want to see collaborations that go beyond the conventional customer-client relationship.

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The HVAC industry is embracing the need to encourage women and ethnic minorities and this new award seeks to recognise the progress being made on sites, offices and branches. The Diversity and Inclusion Award is open to individuals who have made a particular impact in their organisations and to companies who have introduced initiatives that help promote the role of women, or which encourage inclusion in other ways. As witnessed last year, ‘diversity’ can also include ‘neurodiversity’ (‘thinking differently’).

In this category, the testimonials of colleagues or customers are important, describing the impact of the person or initiative.

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This category is open to all companies that carried out residential heating installations for companies or organisations (as opposed to members of the public) during 2021-22. Evidence of improved competence and professionalism along with commercial success will be sought. Tangible results from the introduction of new initiatives must be shown. Companies will be judged by the level of innovation demonstrated, not by their size.

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This category is open to firms and individuals who undertook industrial/commercial building services installations during 2021-22. Evidence of improved competence and professionalism along with commercial success will be sought. Tangible results from the introduction of new initiatives must be shown. Companies will be judged by the level of innovation demonstrated, not by their size.

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This industry is notable for the contribution of a large number of small companies, but because they are not able to shout as loudly as the bigger companies, they do not always get the credit they deserve.

This new Award aims to change that, by specifically highlighting the contribution of small companies – defined as those with under 50 employees.

The terms of this category are broad and can be entered by companies in all parts of the supply chain, provided they meet the size criteria. Judges are looking for evidence of all or most of the following: best practice; notable achievements; new initiatives; collaboration and innovation.  Companies will be judged on their achievements, not specifically on their size – i.e it doesn’t matter whether a company has 5 or 45 employees, it is the achievements that count.

Testimonials are always beneficial for this category from customers or collaborators.

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This category has been introduced in recognition of the government’s declared drive towards ‘net zero carbon’. It seeks to recognise either products projects or policies which significantly reduce carbon emissions – this could be carbon reduction, energy efficiency or Embodied Carbon – or to recognise initiatives which set groups or individuals on a path towards net zero.

Candidates should demonstrate via estimates or field data what the carbon reduction might be

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Individuals or organisations are expected to highlight specific initiatives that have had a significant contribution to the health or safety of the workforce or of customers during 2021-22.  A ‘before and after’ comparison is welcomed in this category, so that the effect of the initiative can be fully demonstrated. The judges will be looking for real evidence of progress in any of the following areas:

Building services design; product manufacture or design; product installation, or application; the introduction of an innovative health and safety policy.

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The continuous improvement of skills and competence is vital to the industry, so this category seeks to recognise new initiatives in training in its broadest sense. The entry should show the design, implementation and effect of the training initiative, backed up with statistical or other evidence such as an increase in profits or productivity. Open to all HVAC companies able to demonstrate a commitment to training in any area of the business during 2021-22.

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Product and Technology Awards 

In recognition of its popularity our commercial product category is split into four this year

It is open to manufacturers of HVAC products for both industrial and commercial building services applications, the judges will be looking for the product that delivers the most in terms of performance, energy saving, emissions reduction and ‘useability’ either for operators or engineers. The winning entry will be the one to demonstrate the best efficiencies and proven commercial success, showing that the industry has understood and embraced the technology. Endorsement by end users will be a useful addition to the main entry.

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This category is open to those supplying products designed to assist with air distribution for heating, cooling or fire safety. With construction methods such as Passivhaus becoming more common, combined with other requirements such as attaining BREEAM standards, the use of fans, ventilation systems and AHUs is an area of growing focus for many in the HVAC sector.

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In recognition of its popularity our commercial product category is split this year

It is open to manufacturers of HVAC products for both industrial and commercial building services applications, the judges will be looking for the product that delivers the most in terms of performance, energy saving, emissions reduction and ‘useability’ either for operators or engineers. The winning entry will be the one to demonstrate the best efficiencies and proven commercial success, showing that the industry has understood and embraced the technology. Endorsement by end users will be a useful addition to the main entry.

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In recognition of its popularity our commercial product category is split this year

It is open to manufacturers of HVAC products for both industrial and commercial building services applications, the judges will be looking for the product that delivers the most in terms of performance, energy saving, emissions reduction and ‘useability’ either for operators or engineers. The winning entry will be the one to demonstrate the best efficiencies and proven commercial success, showing that the industry has understood and embraced the technology. Endorsement by end users will be a useful addition to the main entry.

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This category is open to manufacturers of products for the domestic market. Judges will look for genuine innovation or a novel application of existing technology to new markets – those launching “me–too” products should not apply. Aesthetic effect (where relevant), efficiency and the demonstration of commercial success are further factors that may be taken into account. The product’s environmental credentials will be scrutinised closely, as well as its overall effectiveness and fitness for purpose. Third party evidence of performance also gains credit.

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Open to manufacturers of ventilation products for the domestic market, this new dedicated category has been introduced to highlight the important role of ventilation in Indoor Air Quality  Judges will look for genuine innovation or a novel application of existing technology to new markets – those launching “me–too” products should not apply. Aesthetic effect (where relevant), efficiency and the demonstration of commercial success are further factors that may be taken into account. The product’s environmental credentials will be scrutinised closely, as well as its overall effectiveness and fitness for purpose. Third party evidence of performance also gains credit.

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Project Awards 

In recognition of the importance of heat pumps to the low-carbon heating future, we have introduced a category purely for projects that use the technology. It is open to contractors, consultants and specialist installers who have carried out standout installations. Judges will look for innovation and proven benefits in energy, cost and/or occupant impact in these installations. The project’s environmental credentials will be scrutinised closely. Submissions are also welcomed from manufacturers or distributors, but these should be in association with the contractor and/or consultant concerned and limited to one entry.

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This category aims to award consultants and contractors for the highest standards of excellence in a single building services installation project – with a value over £0.5m. As well as packing a punch with tonnes of ‘wow’ factor, the winning entry will have demonstrated: how the project was completed to the original programme and within original budget, how problems, both technical and cultural, were overcome as the project progressed, an exemplary safety record, excellent leadership, efficient use of resources and first-class quality management. There will also be a heavy weighting towards environmental considerations and how they were incorporated into the project. Submissions are also welcomed from manufacturers, distributors and merchants, but these should be in association with the contractor and/or consultant concerned and limited to one entry. Please supply images with your entry where possible.

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This category aims to award consultants and contractors for the highest standards of excellence in a single building services installation project – with a value under £0.5m. As well as packing a punch with tonnes of ‘wow’ factor, the winning entry will have demonstrated: how the project was completed to the original programme and within original budget, how problems, both technical and cultural, were overcome as the project progressed, an exemplary safety record, excellent leadership, efficient use of resources and first-class quality management. There will also be a heavy weighting towards environmental considerations and how they were incorporated into the project. Submissions are also welcomed from manufacturers, distributors and merchants, but these should be in association with the contractor and/or consultant concerned and limited to one entry. Please supply images with your entry where possible.

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There has been a considerable rise in the number of projects including district heating in the UK and this looks set to continue. The District Heating Project of the Year will recognize both community and district heating projects that embrace all aspects to best effect, including design of the plant room/energy centre, laying of correctly sized and insulated pipe work and connection to heat interface units in the appropriate locations. Details of performance levels, carbon savings or reductions in fuel poverty will be well received by the judges. In addition to entries from contractors and consultants, submissions are also welcomed from manufacturers, distributors and merchants, but these should be in association with the contractor and/or consultant concerned and limited to one entry.

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By nomination only 

BESA sponsors the Gold Award to draw attention to the achievements of individuals who have made a significant contribution to the industry. This can be through either consistent, exemplary, career-long performance, or for leading roles in important industry initiatives and legislation. The winner is announced on the night of the Awards.

THIS AWARD IS NOT OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS*

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This accolade, revealed on the night of the Awards, is given to the individual or organisation which is judged by H&V News to have made the biggest impact on the industry in 2021-22.

THIS AWARD IS NOT OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS*

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