The dash from gas: converting schools from gas to heat pumps

With the need to switch from fossil fuels to renewables becoming ever more pressing, one heat pump retrofit schools project in Yorkshire could be the example to follow. Phil Lattimore looks at the project funded by the government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme

Case study: LSE’s Marshall Building

The London School of Economics’ Marshall Building invites the public to the heart of the university via its spectacular Grand Hall. Andy Pearson finds out how ChapmanBDSP used the concrete structure to deliver a passive-first design that delivered natural ventilation in key areas

Fuel for thought: Cambridge College plans for heat pump transition

Use of a community heat pump at Pembroke College’s mixed-use project in Mill Lane, Cambridge, is the latest in a long line of energy transitions on the university site. Andy Pearson looks at plans for the connection of both new and historic buildings

Building resilience into net-zero schools

Schools designed today must withstand future climate change. Tim Taylor, Joe Jack Williams and Paula Morgenstern, from CIBSE School Design Group, look at the likelihood of them overheating

Upwardly mobile – Aecom CIBSE Employer of the year

Aecom’s lauded graduate programme aims to develop well-rounded engineers with excellent technical and social skills. Phil Lattimore looks at how it is encouraging young engineers to develop strong community ties while progressing their careers