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

Triple crown: Young Engineers Awards winners revealed

The winners of the CIBSE Young Engineers Awards demonstrated that the building services industry has the talent and drive to deliver the safe and sustainable buildings necessary to meet the challenge of climate change. Alex Smith report


With the COP26 Glasgow conference fast approaching, CIBSE’s Julie Godefroy outlines the associated events and activities in which the Institution is taking part and supporting, as well as its upcoming guidance