Network provider: Gareth Jones on the heat network revolution

The Energy Act 2023 paves the way for the mass rollout of heat networks in the UK, and the mandatory connection of many buildings. Alex Smith speaks to FairHeat’s Gareth Jones about government plans to regulate new networks and raise the standard of the 14,000 already in place

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Bradford’s cultural connection: a model for low-carbon district heating

The first phase of Bradford’s new heat network will be able to deliver up to 60GWh of low carbon heat when it comes online in 2026. Andy Pearson speaks to engineer FairHeat and 1Energy, the company behind the project, which plans to invest in 10 similar schemes in British cities

District heating

Platform for change: insights from CIBSE Build2Perform Live 2023

CIBSE Build2Perform Live was a platform for industry professionals and academics to highlight the issues vital to the built environment tackling its net zero challenges while ensuring the safety and comfort of end users. Alex Smith, Molly Tooher-Rudd and Mike Sewell report

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Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today

Net zero design: the Future Homes and Buildings Standard

Government net zero proposals for the Future Homes and Buildings Standards gave CIBSE Members plenty to digest over the Christmas period. Alex Smith looks at the proposed changes and how they will affect the specifying of low carbon technologies

Podcast: tackling whole-life carbon in air conditioning

Four industry experts join the Journal podcast to discuss the challenges of reducing operational and embodied carbon in building cooling systems