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Embodied Carbon Projects Recognised at CIBSE Awards

Embodied Carbon Projects Recognised at CIBSE Awards
30 November 2021

Projects focusing on embodied carbon have been recognised for the first time in a separate category of the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2022, whose shortlist has just been announced.

The Building Performance Awards recognise and reward the proven performance of buildings in use rather than their design intent. Shortlisted entries across all 12 awards categories showcase the highest engineering achievements in delivering exceptional building performance across the construction and property industry.


The CIBSE Embodied Carbon Award


Embodied carbon is increasingly acknowledged as a major contributor to carbon emissions and must be addressed alongside operational carbon. The CIBSE Embodied Carbon award recognises exceptional contributions to understanding and reducing embodied carbon in building services.

Three entries made the category shortlist:

  1. Buro Happold's whole life carbon assessment for the Leonardo Royal Hotel and The Distillery office, part of Glassfields mixed-use development in Bristol.
  2. Michael Lonsdale Group's Embodied Carbon Questionnaire, developed to glean embodied carbon data for products that do not have an Environmental Product Declaration.
  3. NG Bailey's carbon calculation tool for its offsite manufacturing facility, which enables embodied carbon of offsite assembly to be compared to traditional construction methods.


The winner of the embodied carbon category will be announced along with the winners from the other 11 other categories at an awards ceremony on Thursday, 24 February 2022, at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London.

Picture: a photograph of The Distillery office in Bristol, showing the outside foyer. Image credit: AWW architects

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 30 November 2021


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