With new build projects contributing a small percentage of the buildings that will be in existence when the government’s various, legally binding carbon reduction target deadlines are reached, the retrofitting of buildings is becoming increasingly important if these targets are to be attained. This award therefore recognises the projects that have refurbished existing buildings to exemplary levels, meeting the needs of the client and providing the property with a new lease of life, while reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions.
This is open to M&E contractors and consultants who have carried out standout renewable installations within projects. Judges will look for genuinely new innovation in these installations. Carbon cutting effectiveness, impact on lifecycle costs and the demonstration of client benefit are factors that are taken into account. The project’s environmental credentials will be scrutinised closely. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2016. 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.
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 energy saving and low carbon benefits. 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.
Open to organisations throughout the building services sector able to demonstrate a commitment to partnering throughout 2016. 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. The award is not confined to PFI projects.
This new category has been introduced to recognise those business and process developments that are don’t fit into the product or project categories but which move the industry forward, through efficiencies, awareness raising, business processes and the like.
This category aims to award consultants and contractors for the highest standards of excellence in a single building services installation project. 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.