Innovation of the year: Buildings technology (HVAC, systems and lighting)
Bear in mind that this entry is the main way to convince judges, who will not know the detail as intimately as you do, so it is important to set out a structured ‘pitch’, with evidence to back up any claims. The two main criticisms in judges’ feedback from past awards is ‘Did not provide enough a strong enough argument as to why they should win’ and ‘No data or evidence to back up claims.’
HVAC and lighting are a significant user of energy in any building, so this category recognises the cream of energy efficient building services or building systems. Energy reduction can mean either more efficient performance or controlling it more effectively. Credit will be given for solid data – independent where possible - to back up efficiency claims.
June 2019 to April 2021