Above and beyond – innovation in building photovoltaics

As the 2020 ‘nearly zero’ energy buildings target approaches, Liza Young explores Swansea University’s pioneering research into building-integrated photovoltaics,…

January 2016 Heating

Smooth transition – what the ErP Directive means for consultants

Condensing boilers have been mandatory in the domestic market for more than a decade, but it is only…

November 2015 Heating
CIBSE Balham HQ

Small and mighty – the performance of a fuel cell micro-CHP

Fuel cell micro-CHPs have the potential to make a huge contribution towards the UK’s energy reduction targets, but…

November 2015 Heating

Exhaustive research – accurate flue design for commercial boilers

Accurate flue design is essential for many commercial boilers to work at maximum efficiency. Jim Kinnibrugh explains how…

November 2015 Heating

A higher authority – upgrading valves at Chiswick Park

Pressure independent control valves can offer extensive energy benefits according to manufactures. Frese has fitted 1,060 units to…

October 2015 Heating

Build tight – ventilate right?

Indoor air quality in housing is being compromised because ventilation scenarios in Building Regulations are not realistic, says…

October 2015 Heating

Back to basics

With some way to go before natural ventilation is completely accepted as a viable alternative to mechanical systems,…

September 2015 Heating

Light at the end of the tunnel

Endless corridors, dingy waiting rooms and basement treatment rooms will be a thing of the past at Guy’s…

August 2015 Heating

On a mission

Portakabin is using CIBSE’s TM54 tool to help predict energy use at a new Cambridge base for the…

August 2015 Heating

Urban reality

Passive design for new London homes is being thwarted by external noise and the desire for glazing. Ashley…

May 2015 Heating