Taking charge: gas sensors in battery rooms

A build-up of hydrogen in battery stores or charging rooms will create an extremely flammable atmosphere, so detection systems should be competently installed and commissioned, says Medem’s Chris Dearden

Power of good – future of UK heat

The capacity to decarbonise the energy used to heat buildings and for transport is huge, say TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle’s David Davies and Alex Pepper

Food for thought – power by cooking oil

Used cooking oil from London restaurants is powering two PwC office buildings. It is a pioneering approach to sustainability, but threw up challenges that required innovative thinking and strict maintenance. ChapmanBDSP’s Darren Coppins explains

Above and beyond – innovation in building photovoltaics

As the 2020 ‘nearly zero’ energy buildings target approaches, Liza Young explores Swansea University’s pioneering research into building-integrated photovoltaics, as well as its unique ways of storing heat for use all year round