Facts of LiFi – using light waves to carry data

Using light waves to carry data has the potential to transform the telecommunications industry. Professor Harald Haas, who coined the term LiFi, examines the technology and outlines its implications for LED lighting and broadband communication

Light at the end of the tunnel

Endless corridors, dingy waiting rooms and basement treatment rooms will be a thing of the past at Guy’s new Cancer Centre when it opens in 2016. Liza Young finds out how innovative service design has helped to create a blueprint for modern cancer care buildings

Urban reality

Passive design for new London homes is being thwarted by external noise and the desire for glazing. Ashley Bateson says MVHR and shading are the most viable solutions

Wimbledon ace

Mansel Court in south-west London is an exemplar office refurbishment that delivers comfort and energy savings for tenants, and potentially higher yields for investors. Alex Smith discovers that early input from building services engineer Skelly & Couch was key to its success