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

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
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A secure refrigerant supply

A collaborative approach in response to the F-gas phase down will ensure security of supply of HFCs in…

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
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Reduce, reuse, recycle – meeting the F-Gas targets

Managing the supply of HFC refrigerants and reducing pressure on the newly lowered quotas introduced by the F-Gas…

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