Our refurbishment of The David Attenborough Building is shortlisted in two prestigious CIBSE Building Performance Award categories : the Collaborative Working Partnership and Commercial / Industrial Project of the Year. The awards recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment. They are the only dedicated industry awards that focus on actual, measured performance, not solely design intent or performance specifications.
The project delivered a 40% reduction in operational carbon emissions. The team worked closely with stakeholders to develop a framework that not only informed the development of the design, but continued through to the operation of the building. The building is occupied by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, who were able to help tailor the building to meet their sustainable objectives. Building Performance has to come from both technical design excellence, but also a true understanding of how the users want the building to operate. From passive and low energy design strategies focused on the use of natural ventilation, to highly efficiency lighting our solutions, have significantly reduced running costs.
We are attending the awards ceremony in Grosvenor House on 6 February with the rest of the project team.