Research suggests succulents such as Zamioculcas zamiifolia could be effectively used in indoor green walls

Plants as a building service

Plants are proven to remove pollutants and improve air quality, but which species should be considered? Researchers from…

May 2019
Office space with the original fluorescent lighting

Evaluating dynamic lighting

Dynamic ‘circadian’ lighting varies in colour and intensity during the day, but does it improve alertness and help…

May 2019
Lark Rise Passivhaus Plus home

Case study: Lark Rise, the UK’s first Passivhaus Plus

A Passivhaus Plus home in the Chiltern Hills establishes the ‘building as a power station’ concept and shows…

May 2019
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Heightened awareness: Avoiding cold draughts in offices with exposed ceilings

The trend for exposed ceilings in offices can have serious consequences for occupant comfort if designers don’t take…

May 2019
Audio visualisation

How audio visualisation can drive the natural ventilation of buildings

Acoustics and ventilation should be designed in tandem to ensure optimal performance in naturally ventilated buildings, says Mach’s…

May 2019
A'DAM Tower, Amsterdam Credit: Dennis Bouman

Take me higher: A’DAM Tower lift strategy

The lift configuration in the newly refurbished A’DAM tower in Amsterdam has been radically redesigned to accommodate a…

May 2019
Dave Pearson

In the hot seat: Interview with Dave Pearson

Large heat pump installations could change the way heat is generated in the UK and help decarbonise existing…

May 2019
The BEN being trialled at LSBU serves two buildings

Intranets for heat: Introducing BEN networks

The balanced energy network at London South Bank University has been part-funded by Innovate UK to help accelerate the…

May 2019
Concept car

Unlocking the Grid

If electric vehicles and batteries are to herald an all-electric future for homes, smart tech must be developed…

May 2019

The meaning of life: Comparing whole life carbon for gas and electric heating

As electricity generation reduces its carbon intensity, embodied carbon represents a higher proportion of whole-life carbon. Clara Bagenal…

May 2019
Air Quality NOx CHP

Tackling NOx from CHPs

Policies encouraging gas-fired CHPs in London are going into reverse. David Blackman looks at how new air pollution…

March 2019
TFL's Palestra building in London

On the right track: services retrofit saves TfL’s Palestra £400,000

Like most large offices, TfL’s Palestra building is complex. To realise its true potential, it underwent significant interventions…

March 2019
Futurebuild waste zone

Industry wakes up to reality at Futurebuild

At the conference formerly known as Ecobuild, there was a large focus on housing and monitoring performance, as…

March 2019
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How using turmeric waste as biomass cut carbon emissions by 60%

In 2018, GSH Group India won a major environmental award for a project with FMCG firm Kaleesuwari to…

March 2019
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Researching new methods for estimating design water flowrate

It is recognised that using the traditional loading units method overestimates the design flow for hot and cold…

March 2019
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