CIBSE's gold, silver, and bronze medals recognise exceptional, outstanding, and distinguished service to CIBSE and the wider industry. Further details and previous winners can be found below.
We are no longer accepting proposals for 2023 medals.
The deadline for submission is Friday 31 March 2023. If you wish to speak to someone about a proposal, please contact our Corporate Governance Manager, Rowan Crowley [email protected]
For exceptional service of typically at least 25 years, and/or achieving a position of eminence; this is the highest award of the Institution.
For an individual recognised as a leading and highly respected figure who has made a significant advancement in the discipline of building services engineering.
Awarded by the President at the President’s Awards Dinner in October each year. Proposer (or Board Member in their absence) will be invited to present a summary of the proposal. Successful medal winners will be invited to speak.
For outstanding service of typically at least 15 years.
For an individual in connection with one or more of the following: significant contribution to the work of the Institution through a Standing Committee, Panel, the role of champion and/or a Region, Society, Group or Network; significant technical contribution (for example via Institution publications); representation on a national or international industry committee, e.g. Engineering Council, CIC, ETB, REHVA.
Awarded by the President at the President’s Awards Dinner. Proposer (or Board Member in their absence) will be invited to present a summary of the proposal.
For distinguished service of typically at least 10 years.
For an individual in connection with one or more of the following: active service to a Panel or Committee which should include holding office, e.g. Chair, Secretary, Treasurer or similar post for a period of at least 3 years. For a major contribution to a Region, Branch, Society, Group or Network acting on behalf of CIBSE in other relevant Committees/ Boards (e.g. Engineering Council). An appropriate Award also for Volunteers and Professional Interviewers.
Awarded at Council, Regional, Society, Group, Panel, Committee or Network function or meeting, by a Committee/ Panel Chair or Region/Society/Group by Chair/ Network Officer. Successful medal winners will be invited to speak.
Medal Proposals FAQs
Yes, the Nominations Panel has agreed that it is appropriate to consider proposals for posthumous awards, provided they are made within two years of the death of the person proposed.
Please don’t worry. If you are not sure, just propose the medal which you think comes closest to the level of service. The Nominations Panel will take a judgement and may well recommend a different medal if that is more appropriate.
Whilst we don’t wish to discourage this if it is what you want, we believe that four strong referees are sufficient.
Yes, please. This is not a legal process, but we would ask if you could either declare potential conflicts of interest or avoid them by getting a colleague or a committee to submit a proposal instead of yourself.