Daylight modelling: A new frame of reference

A radical new daylight-modelling schema allows the view from openings to become a material factor in the evaluation of building designs. John Mardaljevic looks at a fundamental change for lighting designers

Book review: The Architecture of Natural Cooling by Brian Ford

Brian Ford’s The Architecture of Natural Cooling gives guidance on implementing a collaborative approach to design, and explains the creative application of building physics. London South Bank University’s Andy Ford reviews the contents

Sizing the opportunity

Oversizing of HVAC systems is a £224bn problem globally, according to a joint study by Autodesk and the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI).1 This found that using traditional static-load and rule-of-thumb approaches to system sizing can result in a 50% oversizing of systems.2 This reduces occupiable space, raises capital and operating costs, and decreases occupant comfort. […]

Be open and supportive in post-Brexit Britain

As the UK formally leaves the EU, Dorte Rich Jørgensen MCIBSE reflects on her difficulty in applying for British citizenship and calls on industry to sign the #ConstructionisOpen pledge in support of EU nationals in the UK