Lessons from Nabers: how advanced modelling is transforming services design

Key to attaining a Nabers operational rating for a commercial building is the creation of a dynamic energy simulation model that closely predicts actual operational performance. Alex Smith looks at how Hoare Lea modelled Timber Square to achieve the UK’s first design target rating

Energy positive: the heating systems making money for residents

Energy-positive homes in Wales have the potential to not only reduce energy bills, but also to make money for social housing tenants. Hoare Lea’s Eimear Moloney describes the 14-unit Rhiw Cefn Gwlad housing project in Bridgend

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Raising the bar: interview with Cundall managing partner Carole O’Neil

A focus on developing and retaining diverse talent will enable Cundall to grow its business despite the economic challenges, says new managing partner Carole O’Neil. Alex Smith and Molly Tooher-Rudd speak to the company’s first female boss

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Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today

Gateway to safety: designing for the new building safety regime

As the Building Safety Act comes into law, the industry is facing the biggest reform of building control ever seen. With the HSE raising concerns about 50% of designs at the first planning gateway of the new safety regime, it’s clearly essential to get to grips with the changes now. Phil Lattimore reports

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Keen beans: The Danish village tapping into industrial waste heat

To meet the country’s climate change targets, Danish towns are set to use industrial heat waste to power networks and deliver heat to residents and businesses. Andy Pearson describes one such project in Hornsyld

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