Data with destiny – BMS protocols

Building data offers valuable insights into performance, so it is essential protocols are in place to ensure digital…

February 2019

Going to any length – chilled beams at Lambeth Civic Centre

Limited space and the need for flexibility helped drive the specification of chilled beams at Lambeth Civic Centre.…

February 2019
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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

Closing the gaps: creating a joined up approach for ventilation and energy regulations

Guidance on energy and ventilation regulations must be more integrated, say researchers, after their study of UK airtightness…

January 2019

Climb every mountain: BIM from design to operation at Schneider Electric’s Grenoble campus

Can a single BIM model be used from design to operation? Schneider Electric was keen to find out…

January 2019

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

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
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
CIBSE Journal January 2019 battery

Taking charge: gas sensors in battery rooms

A build-up of hydrogen in battery stores or charging rooms will create an extremely flammable atmosphere, so detection…

January 2019

Customised BPE on a different level – developing building performance evaluation in India

Tim Dwyer digests research, led by Rajat Gupta, that investigates the opportunity to develop – and nurture adoption…

January 2019

Refrigerant choice

Despite the F-Gas phasedown that is taking place over the next 12 years, there is still a wide…

January 2019
High rise apartment from below

Technical note: the government ban on combustible materials in high-rise residential buildings

Amendment to Building Regulations will come into force on 21 December 2018 and affect buildings over 18m high.…

November 2018
Hoare Lea office

The living lab: making data count

Hoare Lea’s Living Lab is exploring how data can be used to optimise buildings for both energy use and…

November 2018
CIBSE Journal December 2018 crossrail

Train of thought – Elizabeth line lighting concept

GIA Equation’s Keith Miller explains the overarching principles behind the lighting concept for the Elizabeth line, Europe’s largest…

November 2018
Urban Sciences Building

Sensor sensibility: Newcastle University’s Urban Sciences Building

Newcastle University’s Urban Sciences Building has 4,000 sensors to help optimise user comfort and energy performance. Andy Pearson…

November 2018
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