Diffusion Win At CIBSE Building Performance Awards

  • 22 Mar 2024

Diffusion, British heating and cooling equipment specialist, is celebrating scooping an award at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2024.

The company’s New Modular Highline 235 Fan Coil Range won the ‘Product or Innovation of the Year – Thermal Comfort’ category at the awards.

The new range has been developed to create the perfect indoor environment, offering modular design – an industry first. With compact dimensions and advanced components that deliver low sound levels, reduced energy consumption, optimal performance the Highline 235 also has significant sustainability benefits. The winners were announced at a glittering awards ceremony on Thursday 29 February 2024 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London.

About the BPAs

The CIBSE Building Performance Awards (BPAs) 2024 recognises the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment. They are the only industry awards that focus on actual, measured performance outcomes, and not just design intent or performance specifications.

Winning in the ‘Product or Innovation of the Year – Thermal Comfort’ category, Diffusion’s modularisation of its fan coil product impressed the judges, who said it was ‘a practical, well thought through design’ that delivered on customer feedback. 


The judges added that with thorough research and testing, Diffusion has developed a product that considers whole life costing through the use of TM65 and local sourcing to reduce transport miles. The judges also noted that Diffusion had considered energy, acoustics, performance, and the flexibility modularisation brings to deployment and onsite repairs. In addition, the judges highlighted that the modular, configurable design means building owners can reuse the fan coils units by repositioning them, this offers flexibility to meet change of use in buildings.


Alexis Roberts, Brand Manager at Diffusion (pictured above, left), comments: “We are delighted to have a won an award at the prestigious CIBSE Building Performance Awards for our new Modular Highline 235 Fan Coil Range – the first and only modular fan coil range on the market. Almost endlessly configurable our new modular range offers quiet, high performance and energy efficient heating and cooling for the perfect indoor environment

“John Hepper, our Technical Director at Diffusion (pictured below), is thrilled the Highline 235 has won the award. He meticulously designed the range incorporating many components that have been specifically designed to improve quality, enhance efficiency, reduce sound and optimise overall performance. These design enhancements are the direct result of Diffusion’s close relationship with our customers and a deep understanding of their project needs. We are therefore very pleased to have gained industry recognition for our new range of fan coils.”


Developed to create the perfect indoor environment in commercial applications, the new Modular Highline 235 fan coil range comprises eight models, including 13 fan combinations. Boasting exceedingly low sound levels, the Highline 235 delivers noise ratings as low as NR25.

More info

For more information on the Modular Highline 235 Fan Coil Range, click the link.

The Diffusion team has in excess of 200 years of combined industry knowledge through working closely with customers for over 60 years. This deep understanding of the project requirements has enabled Diffusion to design and manufacture the most advanced, energy efficient products that comply with all relevant Building Regulations.

Diffusion specialises in fan coil design and manufacture and is trusted by countless businesses across the construction supply chain. The company’s fan coils feature in countless landmark buildings, including The Shard and The Walkie-Talkie building. Diffusion is a UK manufacturer and continuously searches for new and innovative ways to lower its carbon emissions. For more information on Diffusion, visit www.diffusion-group.com.

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