Queen Mary, University of London has been Highly Commended for its Fogg Building - based on the College’s Mile End campus - in the Chartered Institute of Buildings Services Engineers, (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards 2012.
Home to Queen Mary’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, the Fogg building beat the much lauded £100m Royal Shakespeare Company project at Stratford upon Avon in the Refurbishment Project category, the only one in which a Highly Commended Award was given, reflecting the consistently high quality of entries and close competition. The commendation comes just months after Queen Mary received a Green Gown Award for the same project, highlighting further the project’s significant contribution to sustainable refurbishment.
Queen Mary’s Director of Estates, Simon Neale said: “Queen Mary has made a real commitment to achieving carbon reduction through its ambitious carbon management and implementation plan.
“The Fogg building’s refurbishment demonstrates the benefits that can be delivered through this programme with the consequent significant benefit of improved comfort levels for users of the building, plus reductions in energy usage, carbon emissions, and cost.
“We’re proud of what the project has achieved, and delighted that achievement has been highly commended by the CIBSE.”
Judged by a panel of distinguished industry leaders the CIBSE Building Performance Awards recognise, reward 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 awards focus on actual, measured performance, not design intent or performance specifications.
The winning project in this year’s Refurbishment Project category was the Angel Building in Islington.
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