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 Heating

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 Heating
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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 Heating
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Key changes in the updated Heat Networks Code of Practice

A major update to the Heat Networks Code of Practice includes key performance outputs that allow clients to…

January 2019 Heating

SAP 10: Other factors to consider

Lower carbon factors for grid electricity, in draft SAP 10, will profoundly affect how designers provide heat and…

January 2019 Heating

Playing to the gallery – V&A Dundee’s low carbon strategy

With its bold geometric design in danger of upstaging the exhibits inside, V&A Dundee has been making waves…

January 2019 Heating
CIBSE Journal January 2019 heat pumps PCM Themac

The next phase: heat pumps and PCM

An InnovateUK research project is looking to combine phase change materials with a smart heat pump system to…

January 2019 Heating
CIBSE Journal November 2018 Old Bailey

Judicial renew – replacing heating and cooling at the Old Bailey

Fifty-year-old boilers at the Old Bailey are being replaced under the watchful eye of Lady Justice, in a…

November 2018 Heating
CIBSE Journal November 2018 Center Parcs

Paradise forged – Heating and cooling at Center Parcs Longford Forest resort

Center Parcs Longford Forest resort required renewable energy generation, ventilation that didn’t harm tropical plants and a new…

November 2018 Heating
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Chipping away at the data – optimising biomass plant at St Andrews University

A biomass district heating scheme is key to the University of St Andrews’ goal of being energy carbon…

November 2018 Heating

Tunnel vision: the challenge of cooling the London Underground

It carries five million passengers a day and is integral to the smooth running of the capital -…

May 2018 Heating

Rising from the ashes – the revamped renewable heat incentive

The Northern Irish version contributed to bringing down a government and the entire scheme has been branded a…

May 2018 Heating

Why gas CHP still measures up

Despite the rapid decarbonisation of the UK electricity grid and lower wholesale prices, properly sized combined heat and…

May 2018 Heating
CIBSE Journal February 2018 biomass boilers

Biomass boilerhouse blues – and how to avoid them

Integrating biomass boilers with fossil-fuelled ones creates issues for systems design. In his second article, David Palmer outlines…

February 2018 Heating

Understanding why biomass boilers fail

Successful design of biomass boilers requires a systems approach, says David Palmer, who considers how factors such as…

November 2017 Heating