Sustainable cooling in a warming world

As carbon emissions from cooling spiral upwards, Professor Graeme Maidment reveals the latest research underpinning government strategy on air conditioning and refrigeration

Glaring omissions: CIBSE response to building standards consultations

As the consultation period closes for a slew of regulations that will determine the sustainability of building stock for years to come, Julie Godefroy summarises CIBSE’s response to government proposals, and says they should have gone further to cut energy use and carbon

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

Are EPCs fit for existing hotel building stock?

Legislation is forcing landlords to improve the performance of buildings based on energy performance certificates. REsustain’s Annie Marston compares the actual performance of hotels with their EPCs to understand the most effective improvements

Reality gap: Modelling with CIBSE TM63 to identify performance gaps

CIBSE’s TM63 helps identify a building’s performance gap by evaluating its in-use performance to provide a benchmark that reflects real-life operating conditions. Authors Esfand Burman and Nishesh Jain discuss the benefits of a calibration approach