Here's a quick run through of the panel who decided on this year's Sustainability awards, which will be revealed tonight

Judges' biographies

Prof Andy Ford

Andy specialises in sustainable low energy design solutions for the built environment and is founding partner of the award winning firm of consulting engineers Fulcrum Consulting. He is a research manager for the UK Government in Construction Process, chairs the Technical Committee of the UK Green Building Council and speaks and advises regularly on sustainable building.

Nick Hayes

Having joined BRE in 1994, Nick is now Director of the Sustainable Development Group, a team of specialists focusing on developing sustainable communities and buildings; particularly in terms of energy modelling, design and procurement. A chartered mechanical engineer with 13 years experience Nick is a regular presenter at conferences, seminars and industry events.

Isabel McAllister

Isbael is director of management consulting at Cyril Sweett, one the the most respected Qs and project management firms offer sustainability advice. She started her career at BRE under Nigel Howard, later chief technology officer of the American Green Building Council.

Rachel Woolliscroft

As Group Sustainability Manager for Wates Group, a UK construction, fit-out and refurbishment firm, Rachel develops sustainability policy and strategy and plays a key role in advising the Group Board on environmental and corporate responsibility. She has been with the company for 9 years, working in the areas of Health, Safety and Environmental Management.

Rab Bennetts

Rab started Bennetts Associates with his partner Denise in 1987 and now leads the company’s design direction. Bennetts has been responsible for a number of key architectural projects such as the PowerGen Headquarters, Wessex Water, and Hampstead Theatre. Rab is extensively involved in outside bodies and was awarded the OBE for services to architecture in 2003.

Simon Rawlinson

Simon is a Chartered Surveyor and company Partner heading up Davis Langdon's Research and Development team, a firm specialising in Management Consultancy and Engineering Services. Simon's research interests include construction cost, value and sustainability and he is lead author of Davis Langdon's Cost Model, Sustainability and Procurement articles, published in Building Magazine.

Lynne Sullivan

Lynne is the Director of Sustainability at Architect Broadway Malyan and has a track record of successfully completed award-winning projects including a new community in Dartford, and the low-energy International Building, Royal Holloway College, winner of a RIBA Regional Design Award in 1999. Lynne is the only practising architect on the Government's Building Regulations Advisory Committee, and was the only architect on the Governement's 2004-5 Sustainable Buildings Taskgroup.