Reimagining education for building services engineering

University courses will have to evolve if they are to ensure the next generation of building services engineers have the skill sets to deliver healthy, net zero buildings. Dejan Mumovic FCIBSE summarises a recent REHVA Journal special that addressed the issue

Beacon of learning: LET’s Diploma in Lighting Design

The Diploma in Lighting Design is open to anyone with an interest in furthering their knowledge of lighting technology and research. Atkin’s Kristina Allison MSLL MCIBSE answers questions on an enlightening career move

Case study: Houlton School retrofit

Turning a radio transmitter station into a sustainable new school for Rugby involved vastly improving the historic fabric of the building while designing new teaching blocks to a high thermal performance to ensure top marks for low energy use. Andy Pearson reports

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