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CT R 017 Perform Reward Celebrate INTRODUCING DATA CENTRE PROJECT OF THE YEAR. HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN A CIBSE BUILDING PERFORMANCE AWARD? ENTRY DEADLINE : 15 SEPTEMBER 2017 FREE TO ENTER The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has announced a new category, dedicated to celebrating building performance achievements in the Data Centre industry, at their annual Building Performance Awards. CIBSE have introduced the Data Centre category to recognise examples of building performance in a sector that is forming an increasingly large part of the world’s energy usage. This category rewards innovative solutions that reduce the impact of data centres as their share of world energy use increases. Judged by a panel of distinguished industry leaders from top global and UK companies, winners of the awards are acknowledged as the best in class. Dr Hywel Davies, CIBSE Technical Director and Chair of the Building Performance Awards judging panel, said: “It is important that the Building Performance Awards adapt to reflect a fast-moving industry, and data centres are a growing part of that industry. As our ambition to connect more and more of the world to the Internet develops, so will our requirement to build infrastructure such as data centres to service that demand. If we don’t get it right, and build a generation of poorly performing data centres, we will lock in their carbon emissions for decades to come.” Visit cibse.org/DCN to find out more The Awards will be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 6 February 2018 and are attended annually by over 750 guests from across the built environment supply chain. Project of the Year – Data centre (new for 2018) Recognising the new build or refurbishment of a Data Centre that most effectively demonstrates and delivers outstanding measured building performance, energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. What the Judges are looking for? Synopsis of the project and its building performance objectives Sustainability aspects including energy efficiency and embodied environment impacts One year’s evidence of measured building performance Evidence of costs and expected savings Entries should be for Data Centre projects located in the United Kingdom and completed during the period 1 June 2014 – 31 August 2016. Projects based outside the UK can enter the International Project of the Year category.