Podcast: Designing new pump technology into existing spaces

How significant returns can be generated by upgrading building services infrastructure to achieve carbon savings and operational efficiencies

Current thinking: connecting a large all-electric housing estate in West London

To connect the all-electric Convent Way Passivhaus scheme to the constrained local grid in West London, the project team has reduced the load estimate by 53% compared with the conventional Rule of Thumb calculation method. Andy Pearson speaks to QODA Consulting’s Henry Metcalfe about how this was achieved

Heat network

Striving for net zero at Foster+Partners’ Battersea HQ

After metering its Battersea HQ, Foster + Partners found that IT, lighting and small power made up a significant proportion of the energy used in the building. As part of the consultant’s road to net zero, Stuart Humber looked at four options for cutting the energy use intensity of office power

energy efficiency


Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today

Picking up the thread: preparing for the new Building Safety regime

With the arrival of the new Building Safety Act, CIBSE has launched a series of events to inform professionals of the impending changes. Molly Tooher-Rudd reports

Building safety

Why it’s time to talk about mental health

Understanding and addressing mental health within building services is essential. Three experienced professionals in the industry share their advice for integrating mental health support and policy in the workplace. Molly Tooher-Rudd reports

Health and wellbeing