Agar Grove: measuring the performance of a Passivhaus winner

The success of Agar Grove at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards was in part due to the focus on controlling overheating and minimising plant heat losses. Andy Pearson finds out how the Passivhaus approach helped tackle fuel poverty

Taking the heat out of the ICT classroom

Increased use of computing in schools is causing a rise in cooling loads that can results in air conditioning being in conflict with heating. Science teacher Chris Baker looks at four methods of reducing cooling requirements at Parrs Wood High School

Decarbonising heat using ambient loop heat networks

As the government aims to decarbonise heat, Locogen’s David Linsley-Hood investigates how ambient heat pump networks could be a potential mechanism for providing low carbon domestic heat in the UK

Preventing Covid-19 spreading in buildings

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, REHVA experts have published a guidance document on how to operate and use building services to minimise the spread of Covid-19. Alex Smith provides a summary of their findings

Highlights from the ASHRAE Winter Conference

The ASHRAE Winter Conference in Orlando featured more than 300 presentations to nearly 2,800 delegates. Tim Dwyer gives a taste of the engineering zeitgeist, including seminars on growing cannabis and the latest BACnet software to secure controls