Lighting the way for low energy illumination

Despite the prevalence of LEDs, lighting still makes up a substantial proportion of energy use in buildings. Guests at the latest CIBSE Journal roundtable discussed how operational and embodied energy use could be further reduced by smarter design and a circular approach to components

Lighting

Case study: Battersea Power Station

Battersea’s iconic power station has reopened as a mixed-use development incorporating an innovative services strategy that removed the need for heating and cooling in the gargantuan retail mall. Andy Pearson takes us on a tour

heat networks

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

CASE STUDIES

Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today

Riding high: Dubai’s indoor rollercoaster

An effective air condition system was essential to making the Storm indoor rollercoaster viable in Dubai’s desert environment. Andy Pearson explains how Cundall minimised cooling loads by creating a temperature gradient using a tower of air handling units

Air conditioning

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

heat pumps