The 2022 CIBSE Building Performance Awards have launched with a new standardised data entry format for project categories, to allow data from buildings entered to be included in the CIBSE Energy Benchmarks.
Hywel Davies, CIBSE technical director said: ‘The new forms make clear what we are asking for and make it easier to provide. Sharing the data is optional, but those who are willing to share ensure that the accumulated understanding around each building adds to industry knowledge.’
The awards recognise and reward the proven performance of buildings in use, rather than their design intent. The awards include categories to recognise the best consultancies, individuals and teams, but the highlight of the event is always the exemplar buildings in the project categories.
In another change this year, the awards no longer separate building types. Instead, entries are encouraged for all projects, with judges selecting the best overall submission using the newly standardised data to make fair comparisons between buildings with very different purpose and function.
For details on the new template, see ‘Making data count’, CIBSE Journal, May 2021. The closing date for entries is 1 September, and the awards will be held on 24 Februar7 2022.