Interview: CIBSE President Stuart MacPherson on why it can no longer be business as usual

He is starting his CIBSE presidency under lockdown, but Stuart MacPherson FCIBSE is determined to reduce the performance gap and push for net-zero carbon in buildings. To do so, however, will potentially mean a radical rethink of how we work

Interviews

The challenge of maintaining Covid-secure buildings

To protect staff from the risk of being infected by Covid-19 as they return to workplaces, buildings managers will have to adopt rigorous maintenance regimes to ensure the virus can’t take hold. Alex Smith finds out why facilities managers will be key to creating Covid-secure buildings

Facilities management

CIBSE’s guidance on ventilation during Covid-19

Guidance published by CIBSE last month has advice for ventilation and air conditioning systems in the UK amid the ongoing pandemic. Alex Smith summarises guidance aimed at mechanical systems and shares advice from Cushman & Wakefield on operating chillers

Air conditioning

CIBSE roundtable

Delivering smarter homes using offsite building methods

CASE STUDIES

Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today

Maintaining thermal comfort in a changing climate

In a warming climate, what can be done to maintain thermal comfort and productivity levels in buildings without resorting to excessive cooling? Phil Lattimore reports from a CIBSE Health and Wellbeing Group video debate

Cooling

Healthy and smart: Edge’s plans for a London Bridge office tower

Smart-office pioneer Edge is coming to London and aiming for the highest ratings possible for Breeam and Well certification. Andy Pearson speaks to Atelier Ten’s Meredith Davey about balancing sustainability and wellbeing, and designing safe services around Covid-19

Health and wellbeing