CIBSE JOURNAL April 2017 Ecobuild

Call to action – Ecobuild coverage

Speakers at this year’s Ecobuild exhorted delegates to make a difference and work towards cutting carbon and improving wellbeing in homes, offices and the wider built environment. Alex Smith and Liza Young report

CIBSE Journal April 2017 COYO Parabongo challenge

A class apart – students design school for Africa

Students at King Ecgbert School in Sheffield have won a challenge to design a community school in Uganda, by focusing on the needs of the local children. Andy Pearson explains how the industry-backed Class of Your Own initiative ignited a passion for building design and engineering among 13- and 14-year-olds

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

High art, low energy – Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Greece

Arup’s design of Athens' remarkable new cultural centre put sustainability on the agenda from the start, and the commitment and vision of the client and design team resulted in it becoming Greece’s first LEED Platinum building, says David McAllister



Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today


Nottingham's zero carbon lab; school in Uganda; BB101 update

Paul Flatt, Hurley Palmer Flatt

Interview with Paul Flatt – why engineers must add value

Building services consultants risk obsolescence unless they use their engineering expertise to extract value for clients, warns Hurley Palmer Flatt’s CEO, Paul Flatt. He tells Alex Smith that employee training programmes are key to creating the calibre of engineer necessary for his firm to succeed in an increasingly competitive market

CIBSE Journal April 2017 carbon neutral laboratory Nottingham University

Chemical equilibrium – carbon neutral laboratory

The GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham aims to be carbon neutral over its 25-year lifetime. Rebuilt after a fire gutted the site a year into construction, Andrew Brister reveals the energy strategy behind the £15.8m building