Elementa Receive Double Win at CIBSE Building Performance Awards


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Elementa Consulting have been crowned CIBSE’s 2017 Building Performance Consultancy of the Year AND for the second year running, International Project of the Year winners for our work with DPR in San Francisco in creating a Net Positive Energy building, helping to set new standards in efficient building services design.

Doug Kerr, Managing Director of Elementa reflected on last night’s result, “At the start of the awards evening I was 5’11”, at the end I felt 6’2″. I feel privileged to lead this fantastic business and work with everyone at Elementa Consulting and The Integral Group. Everyone should be very proud and I would like to personally thank the team for all the hard work and commitment given to the business”.

Kevin Hydes, CEO and Founder of Integral Group commented on the success, “Great to see our local and global work acknowledged by our peers… humbled”.

Building Performance Consultancy of the Year (Up to 100 employees).

One of the most competitive categories, the Building Consultancy of the Year recognises companies which have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the design or refurbishment of buildings. This award also has a focus on projects that have met client expectations of performance, including occupant satisfaction, comfort and energy performance throughout the operating life.

Project of the Year (International). DPR Net Positive Energy San Francisco Office, USA

The International Project of the Year category recognises developments that most effectively demonstrate achievement of high levels of user satisfaction, comfort, outstanding measured building performance, energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions.

After taking home this award the previous year, Elementa were hopeful to retain our title after another year of impressive international projects. This time, the project in question was a San Francisco based build, DPR Net Positive Energy. The first net zero office build ever in San Francisco, this project is leading by example and transforming the building industry with a 2 storey, retrofitted, net positive energy, 20’010sq ft. office. The project was completed in 2014 and has over two years of use data.

Following completion the building was awarded as the first net zero energy project in San Francisco, one of the factors making this project so unique. The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) which credits these certifications commented on the project, calling it “an inspiring hub for visionary program”.

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