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The Maudsley Charity opens its doors to the public with this light-filled building in Camberwell, London


V is for volunteers

Members' work praised at ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference

Home is where the heat is

Why overheating is a growing problem in the residential sector

Headline Act

Ska environmental rating for fit-outs has become an established assessment tool

Therm foundation

How energy piles and other thermal foundations help heat and cool buildings

Seeing the light

The Ortus learning and events centre is an uplifting addition to the Maudsley hospital estate

What lies beneath

David Frise explains why a number of ground source heat pump installations are failing


Recession helped meet carbon target

Downturn disguised lack of progress on energy efficiency

Property chiefs query costs of minimum energy standards

BPF says achieving an E rating would result in significant costs

'40% over-specifying' claim

Small power loads overestimated according to BCO research

Only six weeks left to enter CIBSE Building Performance Awards

Enter your projects now for the industry’s most important building awards


Guidance tackles urban heat island effect; SoPHE opens competition for young engineers; CIBSE AGM report


And the winner is... Germany!

Germany tops a second global survey of national energy performance, says Hywel Davies

Embodied carbon

Guy Battle on why embodied carbon should be an allowable solution


The security of smart grids and what zero carbon really means

Change agent: Richard Brent

How St Faith's School is taking sustainability into the classroom



Applying integrated gas-fired absorption heat pumps to bridge the energy performance gap in non-domestic buildings

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