Get in touch with CIBSE YEN in your region

Joining a CIBSE Young Engineers Network Society or Region is the perfect way to network with fellow professionals and keep abreast of the latest rules and innovations. To get involved get in touch with one of the YEN chairs featured here, or contact YEN

Keeping it clean: award-winning UV-C lighting

The germicidal effects of UV light were discovered in 1877. Now, in the shadow of Covid-19, an application of UV-C is winning plaudits and a CIBSE Building Performance Award. Phil Lattimore reports

Radical departure? Retrofitting for heat pumps

With the pressure on homeowners to replace domestic gas boilers with heat pumps, it is essential that engineers ensure that existing radiators and pipework are suitable for the lower-temperature heat source. David Palmer looks at the key considerations when upgrading a heating system

Renewable heating is the future for commercial buildings

Modern heat pumps are suitable for all types of commercial buildings and can be used in conjunction with renewables to help the UK meets its climate change targets, as Mitsubishi Electric’s James Chaplen explains

Building Performance Awards 2022 shortlists revealed

With the CIBSE Building Performance Awards returning to London in 2022, the cream of the building services industry will again be able to celebrate in front of their peers. Alex Smith reports from the judging process that, last month, selected shortlists for the 14 awards

Saving energy at a stroke in leisure centre swimming pools

Improved insulation in wet leisure centres not only cuts heat loss through walls and windows, but also allows swimming pools to operate at a higher relative humidity, resulting in energy savings as ventilation rates are reduced. Dee Associates’ Mike Hancock explains

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