How thermal storage will free up roofspace at Millennium Bridge House

By using thermal storage in buildings with cooling and heating requirements, designers can cut energy use, reduce HVAC…

August 2020 Cooling

Maintaining thermal comfort in a changing climate

In a warming climate, what can be done to maintain thermal comfort and productivity levels in buildings without…

May 2020 Cooling
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Zero-GWP cooling using the barocaloric effect

A Cambridge start-up is pioneering a breakthrough technology, based on the barocaloric effect, to develop a radical zero-GWP…

February 2020 Cooling

Using water as a refrigerant in a commercial chiller

The eChiller is a novel solution that uses water as a refrigerant. Green Thermal Energy’s Garry Broadbent explains…

January 2020 Cooling

Showcasing net-zero: Event Complex Aberdeen’s energy strategy

The Event Complex Aberdeen has a sophisticated energy strategy combining anaerobic digestion, hydrogen fuel cells and CHP plant.…

November 2019 Cooling

Case study: Cambridge Central Mosque

Cambridge’s elegant new mosque has comfort and sustainability at its heart thanks to the involvement of the environmental…

July 2019 Cooling

Opening the loop – CP3 guide

Open-loop groundwater source heat pumps are poorly understood and little used in the UK. A new code of…

July 2019 Cooling

Electrocaloric cooling – making a difference

Electrocaloric cooling works by applying an electric field to change temperatures and requires no refrigerants. Metkel Yebiyo and…

June 2019 Cooling
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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 Cooling

Going to any length – chilled beams at Lambeth Civic Centre

Limited space and the need for flexibility helped drive the specification of chilled beams at Lambeth Civic Centre.…

February 2019 Cooling

Refrigerant choice

Despite the F-Gas phasedown that is taking place over the next 12 years, there is still a wide…

January 2019 Cooling
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The living lab: making data count

Hoare Lea’s Living Lab is exploring how data can be used to optimise buildings for both energy use and…

November 2018 Cooling
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Sounding the alarm – flammable refrigerant gas safety concerns

Air conditioning and refrigeration firms are becoming increasingly worried about the amount of flammable refrigerant gas being used…

November 2018 Cooling

Fit for purpose – how best to keep cool in exercise spaces

Current design guidance for fitness spaces is not always optimised for comfort, according to Max Fordham’s Henry Pelly,…

September 2018 Cooling
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Cool city living – tackling overheating risk in a glazed Salford tower

When excessive glazing caused a high-rise tower block in the centre of Manchester to overheat, contractor Proline developed…

August 2018 Cooling