A proactive approach in a warming climate

As global temperatures rise, CIBSE is looking to update its tools for calculating overheating risk in new homes. Dr Anastasia Mylona explains how work on TM59 and weather files aims to increase buildings’ resilience

Inspiring action: highlights from COP28

After attending COP28, Hoare Lea’s Ashley Bateson FCIBSE is more acutely aware than ever of the need to avoid fossil fuels, embrace biodiversity and focus on performance

Get ready for CIBSE Build2Perform Live 2023

The building services industry’s premier event includes, for the first time, the Light2Perform symposium and CABE’s Building Environment Live. Alex Smith picks out some highlights from the packed two days of discussions and learning

Biodiversity: engineering nature’s blueprint

With developments soon having to create a 10% biodiversity net gain, Ashley Bateson, Chin Chen and Robert Winch discuss why nature-based solutions are vital in reducing climate risk

On neutral ground: designing to minimise water use

Prolonged droughts are making water scarcity a global concern. Ramboll’s Rickesh Miyangar says new projects should aim for water neutrality, where water abstraction is no higher than existing levels

2022 preview: the clock is ticking

Over the next 12 months, the building services sector will be focusing on net zero targets, while ensuring building occupants are safe from Covid and other risks. Alex Smith looks at the main trends for 2022 and previews the guidance that will ensure CIBSE Members have the competencies to meet the challenge

Climate action now

Following the latest IPCC report, Julie Godefroy looks at CIBSE’s work on this critical issue to date – and the practical steps you can take to support it

Testing for net zero

Government has led the way with its 2050 net zero target, but it will take more than targets to decarbonise buildings and construction. Hywel Davies looks at the assessment of policy development in the latest Progress Report

Survey: Clients crucial to driving change in a climate emergency

Many clients are driving change towards net-zero buildings, but finance and resource constraints are holding back others, according to a survey of 49 firms signed up to Building Services Engineers Declare. Hoare Lea’s Ashley Bateson and Andy Cane report the main findings