NPS wins CIBSE award for smart communities project

The NPS team enjoyed a fantastic evening at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2018 last night, as they were named winners in the Collaborative Working Partnership category for the NEDO Smart Communities Project.


The project involved a large-scale field trial, replacing old inefficient heating systems in 550 social housing properties across Wigan, Bury and Manchester with a range of cutting-edge electrical and hybrid Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs).


It was developed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO), in collaboration with a range of partners and stakeholders. These included Hitachi, Daikin, Mizuho Bank, Electricity Northwest and Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy and is a multi-national partnership project between government, industry and academia.


Commissioned by Wigan & Leigh Homes (part of Wigan Council), NPS North West carried out the following project responsibilities for 307 of the 550 domestic properties:

  • Project Management
  • Technical Consultancy
  • Contractor Monitoring
  • Installation Quality Control
  • dRHI Applications & Payment Administration
  • Planning consultant


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Operations Director of NPS North West, Paul Jones, said: “I couldn’t be more proud of our team. To be recognised at such a national event for the effort and innovation is excellent. Then to go and win in the collaboration category with a project helping people affected by fuel poverty just confirms how important relationships and partnerships are in solving these big issues that face us. 


Every stakeholder played an important role in the success and it needed the full team to bring home the results we did, last night was just the icing on the cake.”


CIBSE President, Peter Y Wong, said: “The CIBSE Building Performance Awards increasingly stand for ethical, sustainable and environmentally sound business. Those organisations who take their commitment to energy management and healthy buildings seriously should be championed and their examples followed by others. I praise the good work of all of the finalists and winners and encourage others to follow their lead.”

February 7, 2018