Small hydro power on National Trust property in Snowdonia

How a National Trust blog inspired a low-carbon network

A network of companies and not-for-profit organisations has is slashing energy bills by sharing ideas and innovation. Andy Pearson looks at how a blog on heating historic buildings turned into the Fit for the Future forum

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Debbie Hobbs: Why property firms need more engineers

For property firms to benefit from ethical finance, L&G’s Debbie Hobbs says they must reverse the trend for de-skilling and employ more engineers to ensure buildings perform

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CIBSE Journal October 2017 Lewes Depot Cinema

Film noir: Avoiding sky glow in the South Downs

Lights, curtain calls and lofty ambitions were thrown into the spotlight when an old brewery was converted into a cinema in Sussex– but awards soon followed, writes Daniel Howes

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COMMERCIAL HEATING SPECIAL

Royal Academy refurb; heat networks best practice; water treatment guide

CASE STUDIES

Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today

CIBSE Journal October 2017 O2 hotel

Greenwich hotel opens door to district heating

The InterContinental Hotel at the O2 was linked to the local heat network after designers convinced the developer of its resilience. Phil Lattimore describes Aecom’s low-carbon strategy

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plastic pipes and fittings for domestic systems

Guidance: Discharge from storage cylinders into pipework systems

Good pipe plumbing is key to supporting safety in buildings. BPF Pipes Group’s Steve Skeldon shares best practice in designing safety relief discharge pipework

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