On the same page: New Library at Magdalene College

the distinctive appearance of the Stirling Prize-winning New Library at Magdalene College was inspired by Cambridge University’s historic buildings and Max Fordham’s ventilation strategy. Alex Smith reports on the melding of form and function in Níall McLaughlin Architects’ elegant design

What the awards data reveals

The quality of data submitted alongside project entries for CIBSE’s Building Performance Awards improves each year. Julie Godefroy analyses the 2023 entries and signposts potential information requirements for the future

Beyond the fabric first approach

Fabric first is not necessarily the right approach when decarbonising heat, says CIBSE’s Engineer of the Year Stephen Hill, who considers the best approach to achieving net zero from a building and infrastructure perspective

Join our mission to net zero

To realise the ambition of the Net Zero Review, MP Chris Skidmore is calling on engineers to join the Mission Zero Coalition for Buildings and Infrastructure to help build a regulatory framework to promote sustainability

Futurebuild: navigating a path to net zero

The built environment industry gathered at the Futurebuild conference last month in London, to discuss various paths to decarbonisation. Alex Smith and Molly Tooher-Rudd report

LSBU’s cool new hub

More than half of all UK building services engineers studied at London South Bank University, so BDP’s services retrofit of the main building on the campus had to demonstrate best practice in every function. BDP’s Laura Smith reports on the steps taken to transform a tired teaching facility into the collegiate LSBU Hub

Accelerating change: digital tools and innovation

The use of emerging technology will speed the delivery of net zero buildings, according to CIBSE President-elect Adrian Catchpole, who was one of the speakers in a CIBSE seminar at the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Atlanta. Tim Dwyer reports

CIBSE 2023 Building Performance Awards: winners revealed

An exemplary housing retrofit in Wales is the 2023 CIBSE Building Performance Champion. Judges thought the collaborative approach by the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University could provide a template for decarbonising other existing homes