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 the comfort of occupants. Alex Smith takes a glimpse into a smarter future

Heat recovery at the University Arms Hotel

Cambridge’s University Arms Hotel refurbishment had to accommodate a complex heat recovery system on a constrained site with strict planning restrictions. Nuaire’s Andrew Bott explains

A secure refrigerant supply

A collaborative approach in response to the F-gas phase down will ensure security of supply of HFCs in the next few years, as manufacturers and customers continue to switch to lower-GWP alternatives, says Daikin UK’s Martin Passingham

How pollution affects indoor air quality in buildings

The quality of the air people breathe is vital for their health and wellbeing. CIBSE Journal looks at two reports focusing on how outdoor pollution affects indoor air quality in schools and commercial premises based in and around London

How catalysts in AHUs can improve indoor air quality

Electrostatic precipitators can stop PM2.5 dust particles from entering buildings, but could create dangerous levels of ozone. Catalysts in AHUs may be the answer, says Staffordshire University’s Derek Wardle