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CIOB Sustainability Award

The CIOB Sustainability Award celebrates those who have made their mark on sustainability within the built environment.

Sustainability Award Sponsor


How to enter

Why take part


About the Sustainability Award

Celebrating the cultural shift
The construction industry has started to take steps to become more sustainable by looking at new methods to cut down on waste as well as innovating new products that can help improve many facets of the building process.

Our industry has an important role to play in Sustainability, and it is our responsibility to recognise our contribution towards creating a fair and sustainable future for people no matter where they are.

The CIOB Sustainability Award, introduced to the CIOB Awards this year, celebrates those who have made their mark on sustainability within the built environment. Our winner will have demonstrated their understanding of sustainable development whilst taking an active role in supporting communities.

How to Enter

What you will need to complete your application or make a nomination

To enter, please complete the application form.

The extended submission deadline for this award is 17 June 2022.

The award is open to all UK-based candidates working within the built environment.

The submitted evidence should be during the period from January – December 2021.

The Independent Testimonial must come from someone outside of the candidate’s organisation with direct knowledge or experience of working with the candidate.

You may nominate yourself for this award.

Mark Burton MBE, Construction Manager of th Year 2021

The awards

Why take part?

40 years of excellence

Be part of the legacy – For over 40 years we have been recognising exceptional talent in the industry. Enter now and get the chance to boost your career.

Step forward and be recognised

The CIOB Awards recognise construction professionals from every discipline both site-based and non-site-based. Whether you’re looking after an individual project or multiple projects at once. We celebrate more than just a building.


It's free

The CIOB Awards are free to enter. It costs you nothing, just the time taken to complete your application.


Get Noticed

What we’re looking for

Judges will be looking for:

  • Provide workplace evidence to demonstrate your awareness and involvement in good practice in the operation of sustainable construction.
  • Use examples to demonstrate your understanding of sustainable development, including other sustainable communities, any indirect economic support provided to communities e.g. supporting local charities, sustainability training to suppliers, supporting diversity in procurement etc, energy management and environmental impact; and include environmental legislation and other controls appropriate to sustainable construction development and your role.
  • Why do you stand out from the crowd in the circular economy (CE) and other key goals in construction sustainability, including direct occupational and customer health and safety.

How to Enter

The CIOB Awards are open to both members and non-members of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Why Enter?

People enter the CIOB Awards for all kinds of reasons but being a finalist is about more than just recognition.


Register to receive updates about the awards, including when they are open for new entries for the 2023 competition.

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Who can enter?

The CIOB Sustainability Award is open to all UK-based candidates working within the built environment,

When will the winners be announced?

The winner will be presented at our CIOB Awards evening, along with our other award winners.