Setting standards

Standards are an essential tool of everyday life, underpinning everything from boiling a kettle to ordering products for a project. Hywel Davies explores the standards process and how CIBSE members can be involved

Climate action now

Following the latest IPCC report, Julie Godefroy looks at CIBSE’s work on this critical issue to date – and the practical steps you can take to support it

Hydrogen’s role in a net zero future

With the government’s decision on the use of hydrogen for heating expected in 2026, Max Fordham’s Bill Watts discusses the options for decarbonising heating systems

Net zero and Covid resilience

Improving the building fabric will allow for higher ventilation rates to minimise Covid-19 risk even in cold weather, says Dr Shaun Fitzgerald

Testing for net zero

Government has led the way with its 2050 net zero target, but it will take more than targets to decarbonise buildings and construction. Hywel Davies looks at the assessment of policy development in the latest Progress Report

Bridging the procurement gap

The long-awaited Building Safety Bill will create a new regulator and make radical changes to the way we build. It will create a new safety regime for around 12,000 residential buildings – but is it enough to change the way we build, asks Hywel Davies

Spinning the golden thread

With the Building Safety Bill due to be introduced into Parliament, one topic has been enthusiastically debated: the golden thread. Hywel Davies considers this fundamental component of the new regime