Joining the dots

We will emerge from lockdown to a sense of déjà vu. Covid-19 has not changed targets to cut carbon emissions by 2050 or the need to improve building safety. Hywel Davies considers how these ambitions interact

Instant response: HVAC deep learning

With artificial intelligence, heating and air conditioning can react in real time to occupant activity, says Paige Tien, who explains how deep learning and occupant detection can help align heating, cooling and ventilation systems to individuals’ needs

CIBSE’s Retrofit Project of the Year – UCL, 22 Gordon Street

The CIBSE award-winning retrofit of 22 Gordon Street has saved University College London £110,000 in annual bills. Andy Pearson looks at how BuroHappold Engineering used thermal mass in the original structure to minimise energy use and how researchers helped identify comfort issues

Building resilience into net-zero schools

Schools designed today must withstand future climate change. Tim Taylor, Joe Jack Williams and Paula Morgenstern, from CIBSE School Design Group, look at the likelihood of them overheating

The end of the beginning

The UK may have left the EU, but it still remains a key participant in the European Standards system, says Hywel Davies