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

Health provider: The Samson Pavilion at Cleveland Clinic

With significant variation in seasonal temperatures and occupant density, the HVAC systems modelled at the Samson Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, by Foster + Partners…

Chamber music: Brinson Staniland Partnership’s earth labyrinth ventilation for Kent College’s Great Hall

To help maintain comfort conditions in Kent College’s Great Hall, air is cooled using five giant, subterranean concrete chambers. Andy Pearson speaks to engineer Brinson…

June 2020 Cooling

Adapting to university life: UCL’s Student Centre emerges from lockdown

The new Student Centre at University College London has reopened after lockdown, and its flexible design means numbers can increase as social distancing guidelines change.…

Healthy and smart: Edge’s plans for a London Bridge office tower

Smart-office pioneer Edge is coming to London and aiming for the highest ratings possible for Breeam and Well certification. Andy Pearson speaks to Atelier Ten’s…

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