The impact of thermal bypasses on building performance

Often slipping under the radar in building design, thermal bypass can result in major energy performance gaps. Leap's…

October 2022 Heating

Oversizing matters: Effect of boiler oversizing on efficiency

With energy prices soaring and carbon reduction a priority, ensuring heating systems are specified to operate as efficiently…

April 2022 Heating

Digging for Britain: Swaffham Prior’s heat network

Escalating energy prices and the urgent need to decarbonise means communities are looking to move away from fossil fuel as…

February 2022 Heating

Next generation: Arup’s net zero office at 80 Charlotte Street

Arup’s all-electric office at 80 Charlotte Street London is developer Derwent London’s first net zero office scheme. Andy…

February 2022 Heating

Made to measure: using digital twins to calculate heating demand in a Sussex village

A digital twin of an East Sussex village is being created by Buro Happold to assess how demand…

January 2022 Heating

Embodied energy: the whole picture

New CIBSE research shows that embodied energy in heating and hot-water systems accounts for up to 25% of…

October 2021 Heating

Unlocking the potential of heat networks

The rollout of heat networks are a key plank of the government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy. To identify…

October 2021 Heating

Designing efficient hybrid heat pump systems

Considering the optimal operational design conditions of both technologies is essential to maximise the efficiency of a hybrid…

October 2021 Heating

Storage beater: compact energy stores

One barrier to heat pumps in smaller homes is the requirement for a large water cylinder to store hot…

July 2021 Heating

Guide to low loss headers

Achieving hydraulic separation through well-designed low loss headers is key for efficient heating and cooling systems. David Palmer…

April 2021 Heating

Handling Covid risk in thermal wheels

To minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmission in thermal wheels, designers should choose a configuration that minimises recirculation…

February 2021 Heating

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 Heating

Decarbonising heat using ambient loop heat networks

As the government aims to decarbonise heat, Locogen’s David Linsley-Hood investigates how ambient heat pump networks could be…

July 2020 Heating

Wasted opportunity: using UK waste heat in district heating

If the UK reused waste heat from its buildings and industrial processes, it could be used to supply…

April 2020 Heating

Preventing Covid-19 spreading in buildings

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, REHVA experts have published a guidance document on how to operate and…

March 2020 Heating
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