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
CIBSE Journal September 2018 Proline MVHR Salford Quays

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

Heat recovery at the University Arms Hotel

Cambridge’s University Arms Hotel refurbishment had to accommodate a complex heat recovery system on a constrained site with…

August 2018 Cooling

How NewMass combines chilled water with PCM to save energy

NewMass cooling systems offer the energy savings of passive design and the control of mechanical cooling. Phil Lattimore…

July 2018 Cooling

How pollution affects indoor air quality in buildings

The quality of the air people breathe is vital for their health and wellbeing. CIBSE Journal looks at…

June 2018 Cooling

How catalysts in AHUs can improve indoor air quality

Electrostatic precipitators can stop PM2.5 dust particles from entering buildings, but could create dangerous levels of ozone. Catalysts…

May 2018 Cooling

How the F-gas regulations are disrupting the cooling industry

The soaring price of refrigerant gas is leading to an outbreak of unsafe and illegal practices, writes Ewen…

May 2018 Cooling

Practicing perfect commissioning for air conditioning systems

Air conditioning offers benefits in terms of cooling and heating, but only if systems are commissioned correctly before…

May 2018 Cooling
CFD thermal model

Using CFD to predict flows in chilled beams

Computational Fluid Dynamics can be used to gauge flow predictions for chilled beams, according to Abdullah Karimi's paper…

March 2018 Cooling
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How to achieve nearly zero carbon emissions with evaporative cooling

In many climates, comfort cooling with zero carbon emissions can be achieved through a combination of evaporative cooling,…

March 2018 Cooling
CIBSE Journal March 2018 Nanaimo hospital

Thermal labyrinth offers comfort at Canadian hospital

A new emergency department at a Canadian hospital enabled designers to use a basement void to install a…

March 2018 Cooling

National Gallery of Ireland’s hidden services

Refurbishment of the National Gallery of Ireland required tight environmental control in the galleries, but there was minimal…

November 2017 Cooling
CIBSE Journal November 2017 King's Cross cooling pod

District cooling at King’s Cross

A sliver of land between a rail line and offices was the only site available for a cooling…

November 2017 Cooling
CIBSE Journal October 2017 Qatar stadium footballers

The challenge of cooling football stadiums in Qatar

A study of air conditioning in Qatar stadiums has explored the best way to achieve thermal comfort for…

September 2017 Cooling
CIBSE Journal June 2017 Chicago chiller

A Chicago thriller – chiller replacement

Replacing a district cooling system with chillers required a helicopter to lift new plant into a tiny room…

June 2017 Cooling