CIBSE Building Performance Awards winners 2020 – Campaigners for change

Outstanding projects, products and companies driving best practice in the industry were celebrated at the 13th CIBSE Building Performance Awards, as Liza Young reports

CIBSE’s Building Performance Champion – The Engine Shed

The Engine Shed in Scotland was named Building Performance Champion because sustainability was embedded at every stage of the project, from the briefing workshop to building aftercare. Andy Pearson speaks to Max Fordham about the design process behind the exemplar scheme


Sponsored roundtable: Delivering smart homes using offsite methods

Early engagement with the project team, collaboration, and standardisation of  products are crucial if we are to improve offsite manufacturing for housing, according to participants at a CIBSE Journal roundtable sponsored by Hager. Amanda Birch reports

CIBSE roundtable

Delivering smarter homes using offsite building methods


Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today

Class control: optimising HVAC controls in schools

Poor HVAC controls can cost schools thousands of pounds in wasted energy. School teacher Chris Baker explains how he engaged with his students at Parrs Wood school to cut energy bills by £9,000 a year after extensive monitoring

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Remeha R-Gen CHP

Optimising thermal store design for CHP

In his second instalment on modern CHP design, Remeha’s Ryan Kirkwood explores use of thermal stores and how this can maximise CHP efficiency