Shades of the past – a low carbon masterplan for Oman city

Madinat Al Irfan, in Oman, is set to redefine sustainable design in the Middle East. Alex Smith talks to the masterplanners behind a city aiming to…

January 2018

Battery packs a punch – Europe’s largest community energy battery

Europe’s largest community energy battery installation at the Trent Basin housing development in Nottingham will be a demonstrator project for the UK. Andy Pearson explains the…

January 2018 Battery storage

Designing a natural ventilation strategy for Bloomberg’s central London HQ

Bloomberg’s new European HQ sets high standards for large-scale sustainable office design. The ambitious services strategy features a petal-shaped chilled ceiling and innovative vacuum drainage,…

November 2017

National Gallery of Ireland’s hidden services

Refurbishment of the National Gallery of Ireland required tight environmental control in the galleries, but there was minimal space to make this happen, writes Chris…

November 2017 CHP
CIBSE Journal October 2017 Lewes Depot Cinema

Film noir: Avoiding sky glow in the South Downs

Lights, curtain calls and lofty ambitions were thrown into the spotlight when an old brewery was converted into a cinema in Sussex– but awards soon…

September 2017 Lighting
CIBSE Journal October 2017 O2 hotel

Greenwich hotel opens door to district heating

The InterContinental Hotel at the O2 was linked to the local heat network after designers convinced the developer of its resilience. Phil Lattimore describes Aecom’s…

September 2017 CHP
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