Energiesprong – the Dutch system that could rescue Britain’s social housing

Energiesprong is a Dutch housing process that encourages developers to consider real-world performance. Alex Smith looks at the first UK pilot and Melius Homes’ strategy…

June 2018 Refurbishment

Using cloud-based BIM to design London’s Royal Wharf development

Online-based BIM collaboration is helping to deliver the Royal Wharf development in London’s Docklands, as Phil Lattimore reports

May 2018 BIM

Using Soft Landings to optimise the UK’s biggest Passivhaus

Soft Landings helped the George Davies Centre to a DEC A rating after completion. Willmott Dixon’s Khasha Mohammadian says Passivhaus resulted in significantly lower heat…

May 2018 Passivhaus

Case study: Killynure Green low energy housing

A low energy housing scheme in Northern Ireland impressed at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards, where it won Project of the Year – Residential. Andy…

March 2018 Passive design

Innovative ventilation at the Simon Sainsbury Centre

Arup’s innovative ventilation strategy not only preserved the aesthetic of the Simon Sainsbury Centre in Cambridge, but also exploited the building’s thermal mass. Arup’s Joshua…

March 2018 Ventilation

Case study: Optimising heat at Little Kelham housing scheme

LEDA had to come up with an innovative solution when it was asked to design the heating, hot-water and ventilation systems for a part-built housing…

March 2018 Housing
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