Eyes on energy: Carbon Intelligence’s award-winning data analysis platform

Building Performance Awards winner Carbon Intelligence has helped its clients save more than 17,000 tonnes CO2e from 2019 to 2010, while readying buildings for safe reoccupation following the pandemic lockdowns. Andy Pearson finds out how its data platform uses non-invasive technology to monitor and manage building energy use

Breathing space: managing and assessing indoor air quality

New guidance designed to assess and improve indoor air quality has been published by the Institute of Air Quality Management, with input from CIBSE. Co-authors Emma Gibbons and Chris Rush explain how a new assessment approach aims to identify issues affecting air quality

We need to focus on ‘short-term’ emissions

Aiming for net zero carbon in new homes means rethinking the upfront carbon in building services engineering. Ilke Homes’ Nigel Banks looks at what this means for engineering design if targets are to be met

Building Performance Awards 2022 shortlists revealed

With the CIBSE Building Performance Awards returning to London in 2022, the cream of the building services industry will again be able to celebrate in front of their peers. Alex Smith reports from the judging process that, last month, selected shortlists for the 14 awards

Charging forward

Hard on the heels of COP26, the government is set to make a flurry of announcements about energy and buildings, to press ahead with decarbonising our homes and offices. Hywel Davies sets out what can be expected

How the Orkney Islands transitioned to heat pumps

Orkney Islands Council has been installing heat pumps in schools and public buildings for more than 15 years in a bid to decarbonise heating and end reliance on oil. Andy Pearson looks at the lessons learnt and how a smart electric grid could soon take advantage of the relentless winds that batter the Islands