Threads of responsibility: ensuring fire safety during a building’s whole life

Government proposals to improve building safety call for a golden thread of information to be passed between accountable…

June 2019

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

Life safety support: CIBSE Guide E: Fire Safety Engineering

Grenfell put fire safety in building design under greater scrutiny. Martin Kealy introduces the new CIBSE guide to…

June 2019
CIBSE Journal November 2016 news overheating BSERT

Hot off the press: research on overheating in homes

The latest research on assessing and mitigating overheating in buildings is the focus of a Building Services and…

June 2019

In plane sight: ultra-high-resolution thermal imaging

Ultra-high-resolution thermal imaging technology is giving researchers much more detail on how cities are affected by high temperatures.…

June 2019
Research suggests succulents such as Zamioculcas zamiifolia could be effectively used in indoor green walls

Plants as a building service

Plants are proven to remove pollutants and improve air quality, but which species should be considered? Researchers from…

May 2019
Office space with the original fluorescent lighting

Evaluating dynamic lighting

Dynamic ‘circadian’ lighting varies in colour and intensity during the day, but does it improve alertness and help…

May 2019
Lark Rise Passivhaus Plus home

Case study: Lark Rise, the UK’s first Passivhaus Plus

A Passivhaus Plus home in the Chiltern Hills establishes the ‘building as a power station’ concept and shows…

May 2019
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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
Audio visualisation

How audio visualisation can drive the natural ventilation of buildings

Acoustics and ventilation should be designed in tandem to ensure optimal performance in naturally ventilated buildings, says Mach’s…

May 2019
A'DAM Tower, Amsterdam Credit: Dennis Bouman

Take me higher: A’DAM Tower lift strategy

The lift configuration in the newly refurbished A’DAM tower in Amsterdam has been radically redesigned to accommodate a…

May 2019
Dave Pearson

In the hot seat: Interview with Dave Pearson

Large heat pump installations could change the way heat is generated in the UK and help decarbonise existing…

May 2019
The BEN being trialled at LSBU serves two buildings

Intranets for heat: Introducing BEN networks

The balanced energy network at London South Bank University has been part-funded by Innovate UK to help accelerate the…

May 2019
Concept car

Using renewables to unlock the Grid

If electric vehicles and batteries are to herald an all-electric future for homes, smart tech must be developed…

May 2019

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
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