CIBSE Journal Sept 2016 STEM

Concerted effort: inspiring the next generation of services engineers

When STEM ambassador Charity Nicholls mentioned ‘building services engineering’ to a class of pupils, she was met with a sea of blank faces. In response she created a virtual rock venue and, with the help of Google’s 3D glasses, brought the profession to life

Simulation
Financial Times at One Southwark Bridge

Why property owners are putting a price on thermal comfort

Data analytics company Demand Logic is attempting to calculate productivity losses caused by uncomfortable temperatures. Liza Young reports

Health & wellbeing
CIBSE Journal September 2016 Cundall Well building standard

A picture of health – Well Building Standard at Cundall

Cundall’s new office is the first project in Europe to receive Well Building Standard certification. Liza Young finds out what this involved, and how it affects staff wellbeing and productivity

Health & wellbeing

CASE STUDIES

Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today

CIBSE Journal August 2016 Eagle Tower

High-flying eagle – the value of a detailed EPC assessment​ ​at Eagle Tower

The owner of Eagle Tower in Cheltenham was braced for an expensive retrofit to meet new standards, but a dynamic model of the iconic building revealed a better performance than expected. Matthew Edis, of Sustainable Construction Services, explains the value of a detailed Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) assessment

Refurbishment
CIBSE Journal August 2016 Rosie hospital overheating

Heat stress – addressing overheating at Addenbrooke’s Rosie maternity unit

Mothers, babies and staff at the Rosie maternity unit in Cambridge can endure summer temperatures of over 30°C. Alan Short, Renganathan Giridharan, and Kevin Lomas look at what can be done to improve resilience at the 1983 facility at Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Overheating