Case study: Killynure Green low energy housing

A low energy housing scheme in Northern Ireland impressed at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards, where it won Project of the Year – Residential. Andy Pearson finds out why it deserved the trophy

Passive design

Post-occupancy evaluation of hybrid ventilation in schools

Temperature and air quality in classrooms are known to affect learning, but new schools are often built on tight budgets and with low carbon ambitions. Post-occupancy evaluation is adding to the evidence for local hybrid ventilation systems, says BAM Construct UK’s Paula Morgenstern


Innovative ventilation at the Simon Sainsbury Centre

Arup’s innovative ventilation strategy not only preserved the aesthetic of the Simon Sainsbury Centre in Cambridge, but also exploited the building’s thermal mass. Arup’s Joshua Bird explains



Innovative ventilation at the Simon Sainsbury Centre; school hybrid ventilation systems POE; energy-saving strategies at historic American college; solar shading CPD


Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today

Technical due diligence in commercial property

Robust technical advice given by an M&E engineer can benefit property landlords, investors and occupants – so, asks Tuffin Ferraby Taylor’s Marc Hill, why do so few consultants offer expert transactional services?


CIBSE guidance: TM60 Good practice in the design of homes

CIBSE’s new guidance promotes integration of building services engineers in the design, construction and operation of high-quality homes, as Aecom’s Tom Lelyveld highlights