Lessons from history

Bill Bordass warns about the ‘forgetting curve’ and looks again at the benefits of the 2+1 window

Method acting

After 15 years of mixed results, the Greater London Authority must take steps to ensure the methodology behind its new London Plan cuts emissions without exacerbating fuel poverty, says Cundall’s Simon Wyatt

Building design: a whole-carbon approach

To promote further understanding of how carbon should be minimised during a building’s lifetime, CIBSE co-hosted sessions at Futurebuild on embodied and operational carbon. Julie Godefroy outlines key outcomes

Back to the future

In February, the CCC gave a detailed analysis of the unreadiness of UK homes to handle climate change, while the Chancellor subsequently announced a new Future Homes Standard. Hywel Davies reports

Shaping a low carbon future

Work by the government on Building Regulations and the future of heat offers opportunities to be involved with CIBSE activities, says Julie Godefroy

Global reform

Following reviews of construction in high-rise residential buildings, the construction sector is facing major change with calls for a significant update of regulations. Hywel Davies reports

Taking stock

As CIBSE Journal enters its 11th year, an unprecedented level of activity in legislation and policy is affecting building services engineers in the UK and worldwide. Hywel Davies looks at what is happening

Missing opportunities

Last year was a very busy one for government statements of intent, but what has actually been confirmed – and what can we expect in 2019? Julie Godefroy rounds up the latest policy developments

SAP 10: Other factors to consider

Lower carbon factors for grid electricity, in draft SAP 10, will profoundly affect how designers provide heat and power to buildings. Remeha’s general manager, Mike Hefford, puts the case for monthly intensity calculations

Building a safer future

Hywel Davies assesses the implications of the government’s fire safety implementation plan