New normals: Consultants predict how Covid-19 will change HVAC design

What is the impact of Covid-19 on the design of HVAC systems for future buildings? We asked four building services engineers how system specification might change as a result of recent guidance

Air conditioning

Streetwise: How a pair of terrace homes reduce energy use using smart technology

Passivhaus standards of energy efficiency were delivered in two Cardiff homes by installing a sensor network that monitored room occupancy, temperature and air quality. Atamate’s David Miles, Dan Cash and Kat Kelly explain

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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

CIBSE roundtable

Delivering smarter homes using offsite building methods

CASE STUDIES

Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today

Rapid response: delivering a 4,000-bed NHS Nightingale Hospital in nine days

When ExCeL was chosen as the site for an NHS Nightingale Hospital, the project team had nine days to build a 4,000-bed critical care facility ahead of the expected surge in London’s Covid-19 cases. Andy Pearson talks to the key engineers

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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

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