Intranets for heat: Introducing BEN networks

The balanced energy network at London South Bank University has been part-funded by Innovate UK to help accelerate the creation of smart heat-sharing networks. These balance the heating and cooling needs of different buildings and act as a virtual energy store to help the National Grid match supply and demand. Andy Pearson reports

Heat spring’s eternal: The Bath Abbey heating plan inspired by Romans

An ambitious project is under way to replace Bath Abbey’s 150-year-old heating system with low-energy underfloor heating, using heat recovered from hot springs rising in the nearby Roman Baths. BuroHappold Engineering’s Neil Francis describes the challenges encountered at the Unesco World Heritage city site