The CIBSE Building Performance Awards recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment. They are the only industry awards that focus on actual, measured performance outcomes, and not just design intent or performance specifications.
The Building Performance Consultancy award recognises the firm that has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the delivery of buildings that have high levels of measured building performance and user satisfaction throughout their operating life.
Our award submission was praised by the judges for the clarity of its answers and for the inclusion of bespoke solutions with quantifiable outcomes on a variety of projects. These included:
- Energy Performance Contracts with Dublin City Council: through improved monitoring and reporting of planned preventative maintenance, NLGES has helped the authority improve its energy performance and reduce costs associated with exceptional maintenance.
- Energy modelling and value engineering support, Center Parcs, Longford: development of the sub-tropical swimming pool included a change in structure to include a cross-laminated timber deck with glued laminated beams and ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (EFT) roof and fabric duct. This use of renewable materials not only resulted in energy efficiency benefits, but also avoided cold bridging and reduced the steelwork used in construction.
- Abbey Quarter Development, Kilkenny: NLGES has been involved in the repurposing of the original brewhouse building. The maturation tanks are being made into landscape features, to maintain the historic context of the site, and redundant stainless-steel electrical switchgear is also being re-used to create an internal focal point.
The judges were also impressed by our inclusion of biophilic elements in our head office in Kilkenny, and by our investment in staff training – particularly its aim of ‘developing our people to understand and be empathetic to our clients’ pains’.
Congratulations to all the team for their hard work and to all our fellow award winners last night!
To read more about the winning entry, visit: https://www.cibse.org/Building-Performance-Awards/2020-Winners/Building-Performance-Consultancy-(up-to-50-emp-(1)