Why a circular economy matters

The construction and HVAC industries have a central role to play in adopting a circular economy approach to ensure we meet our net zero obligations and manage F-gas refrigerant supply sustainably.

Part L vs Part F – Battle of the regulations

With indoor air quality being of increasing concern, there are innovative solutions that can be deployed to reduce the amount of pollutants entering buildings without increasing energy consumption.

Lighting the way for low energy illumination

Despite the prevalence of LEDs, lighting still makes up a substantial proportion of energy use in buildings. Guests at the latest CIBSE Journal roundtable discussed how operational and embodied energy use could be further reduced by smarter design and a circular approach to components

What regs revisions mean for zero carbon

New Approved Documents on energy use, ventilation and overheating are intended to be stepping stones towards zero carbon buildings. Julie Godefroy highlights their impact and where regulatory improvements can be made

Regulations and guidance

Confusion is rife about what Building Regulations require and what government guidance suggests. Hywel Davies explores the role of Approved Documents and the responsibility for satisfying requirements of the Building Regulations

The big reveal

Disclosure of energy performance is coming. Julie Godefroy says now is the time to get ahead of the curve and contribute to CIBSE energy benchmarks and showcase developments and existing buildings

Power and the glory: Young Engineers Awards winners

Two female electrical engineers were the big winners at the Young Engineer Awards, with Aecom’s Jennifer Cox named CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year and Megan Whitbread winning the inaugural Apprentice of the Year Award. Alex Smith watched the winning presentations

Best practice for system maintenance

Scott James, Director at Viega, discusses the importance of ensuring building service systems are not only installed and commissioned correctly but also maintained appropriately to prevent contamination, corrosion and shortened lifespans of the pipework