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Using weather data to make buildings climate proof

Climate change means CIBSE’s updated weather files are imperative for building energy and overheating risk analysis. Liza Young explains the new data sets and finds out whether the methodology for applying them is up to the task

Health & wellbeing
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Packard Foundation HQ: net zero energy CIBSE award winner

The team behind the Packard Foundation HQ, which won the international project of the year accolade at CIBSE’s awards, set out to encourage others in the US by creating a net zero energy building. Andy Pearson explains how they did it

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Hoare Lea and Herzog & De Meuron’s Blavatnik School of Government

Herzog & De Meuron’s sleek, minimal design for University of Oxford's school of government meant Hoare Lea’s mixed-mode ventilation system had to be discreet, as well as technically savvy. Executive mechanical engineer Richard Brimfield explains how the consultant worked within the architect’s design parameters to ensure the building performed well

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CASE STUDIES

Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings being built today

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Interview with CIBSE President John Field: ‘We have influence, now we need to inspire’

CIBSE's new President is keen to work with members to broadcast the excellence of the building services industry, and to capture the imagination of professionals working in every aspect of building performance. Alex Smith reports

Interview
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Monumental feat: BIM Level 2 on The Monument Building

As the built industry moves towards digital delivery, Liza Young finds out how Skanska used BIM Level 2 in the design and construction of The Monument Building in London

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