Smart homes, zero bills: Octopus Energy’s scheme for housebuilders

Octopus Energy is offering a partnership with housebuilders that guarantees zero energy bills for occupiers using its Kraken technology platform. Andy Pearson speaks to Nigel Banks about the company’s first pilot and a 200-home scheme planned with Bellway Homes


Back in control: making savings with BMS optimisation

The optimisation of HVAC controls for a Croydon office has reduced energy use by 28% over nine months, resulting in a £171,000 saving in operational energy costs. REsustain’s Annie Marston describes how CO2 was slashed for a minimal capital cost


‘Show young people how they can make a difference’: Francesca James, CIBSE Graduate of the Year

Focusing on the individual impact a person will have in building services is a sure-fire way of attracting young people to the industry, according to Graduate of the Year Francesca James, whose winning presentation was one of the highlights of the 2023 Young Engineers Awards



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A force for good: the winners of the 2023 CIBSE Young Engineers Awards

The Young Engineers Awards showcased the best new talent in the industry and featured nine inspirational presentations from graduates willing to lead by example


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