British Land named Carbon Champion at CIBSE awards

British Land

British Land has been named Carbon Champion of Year in the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards 2013. The awards recognise building performance excellence in 12 categories, with other winners including Max Fordham, Norland, Atkins and London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The CIBSE awards recognise and celebrate the best performance, innovation and practice in design, commissioning, construction, installation and operation of sustainable buildings and the manufacturers whose technologies enable energy efficiency.

The judges commented that British Land, which received the overarching award for the night, drawing on the winners from all categories, is an excellent example of how good building performance supports good commercial performance. Since 2009, British Land has achieved energy cost savings for its occupiers of £3.3 million and cut carbon emissions by 24,500 tonnes.

Justin Snoxall, Head of the Business Group at British Land, said: “We are delighted to be Carbon Champion of the Year and for a second year running be awarded the Client Energy Management Award in recognition of our work. Our commitment to energy management is stronger than ever and we believe that green buildings do add value and reduce the obsolescence of our assets in the longer term.”

CIBSE President, David Fisk, said: “Since our buildings use nearly half our energy, this should be a matter of national priority. The projects and products showcased tonight show us what can be achieved and raise the bar of best practice for all of us in the built environment.”

Another notable win was by facilities and project management company Norland, which was named ‘Contractor of the Year’ for its work with a global telecommunications giant to retrofit a large office building and a call centre. The project was managed as a phased implementation of works across two buildings, 8,500 sq m, five floors and 1,000 staff.

Click here for the full list of Building Performance Awards 2013 winners.