Making a case

The Health and Safety Executive has published guidance on the safety case principles for high-rise residential buildings set out in the Building Safety Bill, and how to prepare for them. Hywel Davies considers the implications

What does zero mean?

The industry needs a clear set of definitions for buildings, and CIBSE Members have two opportunities to have their say, as Julie Godefroy explains

Setting standards

Standards are an essential tool of everyday life, underpinning everything from boiling a kettle to ordering products for a project. Hywel Davies explores the standards process and how CIBSE members can be involved

Regulations and guidance

Confusion is rife about what Building Regulations require and what government guidance suggests. Hywel Davies explores the role of Approved Documents and the responsibility for satisfying requirements of the Building Regulations

The big reveal

Disclosure of energy performance is coming. Julie Godefroy says now is the time to get ahead of the curve and contribute to CIBSE energy benchmarks and showcase developments and existing buildings

Getting zero done, too!

With a new government settling in, and another Queen’s Speech to digest, Hywel Davies looks forward to the year(s) ahead

State of independence

Verification of product information is needed to ensure equipment delivers on makers’ performance claims, says Geyser Thermal Energy’s Lolli Olafsson

The fallacy of permitted development rights

While a raft of new policies have been announced, an existing one – PDRs – has led to failures in health, safety and sustainability, says Julie Godefroy

The policy clues

There has been a flurry of recommendations about the future for heating, cooling and energy efficiency in our buildings. Hywel Davies considers how they might influence the review of Parts L and F of the Building Regulations