Case study: The House at Cornell Tech

The House at Cornell Tech is CIBSE’s 2021 Public Use Project of the Year. Andy Pearson spoke to Buro Happold to find out how an…

March 2021 Insulation

Case study: ASHRAE aims for net zero at HQ retrofit

Turning a leaky old office building into an exemplar net-zero headquarters for a high-profile organisation is always challenging – but even more so when that…

January 2021 zero carbon

From BBC to BIO: turning offices into laboratories

The growing life sciences sector is leading to more office space being repurposed as research laboratories for cutting-edge firms, including a former BBC building in…

January 2021 Offices

Case study: retrofit of Fairfield Halls theatre

Fairfield Halls theatre in Croydon is a prime example of 1960s public architecture, so when Max Fordham was asked to devise a services strategy during…

October 2020 COVID

Agar Grove: measuring the performance of a Passivhaus winner

The success of Agar Grove at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards was in part due to the focus on controlling overheating and minimising plant heat…

August 2020 Heating

Box office hit: Why Mason Bros is CIBSE’s 2020 International Project of the Year

Mason Bros is an exemplary retrofit, in which new offices have been carved out of the shell of a 1920s warehouse. Andy Pearson finds out…

July 2020 digital
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