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

Quality assured: regulating the heat network industry

With investment in heat networks expected to rise exponentially, the government is proposing mandatory testing to ensure the…

July 2020

Are smart home technologies too clever for the industry?

Dan Cash summarises – and responds to – key questions raised in July's article on smart home technologies

July 2020

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

Light relief: Tackling the coronavirus with ultraviolet light

Experts are looking to ultraviolet light to help limit the transmission of coronavirus. Andy Pearson finds out how UVC…

July 2020

Improving competency and testing for smoke control systems

New accreditation and certification schemes have been launched recently, to improve competency and compliance in the smoke control…

June 2020

New normals: Consultants predict how Covid-19 will change HVAC design

What is the impact of Covid-19 on the design of HVAC systems for future buildings? We asked four…

June 2020

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

arbn well: the smart approach to operating healthy buildings

arbn well is a CIBSE award-winning data analytics platform that could help building managers make their buildings Covid-19…

May 2020

CIBSE’s guidance on ventilation during Covid-19

Guidance published by CIBSE last month has advice for ventilation and air conditioning systems in the UK amid…

May 2020

The challenge of maintaining Covid-secure buildings

To protect staff from the risk of being infected by Covid-19 as they return to workplaces, buildings managers…

May 2020

Bridging the gap: gas-fired absorption heat pumps in America

In the US, an abundance of cheap gas and a high carbon intensity for grid electricity compared with…

April 2020

Intelligence networks: smart grids in Islington and Oxford

Smart energy projects are being piloted in the UK to find out how buildings and infrastructure can be…

April 2020

Maintaining buildings in lockdown

Buildings left empty by the lockdown must be maintained properly to avoid risks such as legionella, corrosion and…

April 2020

Making a noise about acoustic design

A new guide addressing issues of noise, ventilation and overheating for homes has been launched by the Association…

April 2020