Countdown to zero – Leti roadmap to zero carbon buildings by 2030

The London Energy Transformation Initiative aims to support the construction of zero carbon buildings by 2030. It is creating a roadmap describing how this can be achieved, and newly crowned CIBSE Building Performance Engineer of the Year Clara Bagenal George says anyone in the industry can get involved

Shaping a low carbon future

Work by the government on Building Regulations and the future of heat offers opportunities to be involved with CIBSE activities, says Julie Godefroy

Global reform

Following reviews of construction in high-rise residential buildings, the construction sector is facing major change with calls for a significant update of regulations. Hywel Davies reports

Building a safer future

Hywel Davies assesses the implications of the government’s fire safety implementation plan

Pump assemblers must step up to the mark

Mechanical and electrical consultants risk breaking the law unless they ensure packaged plant systems – and not just individual components – are CE Marked, says Gary Wilde, of the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association

Skills for the future

Digital construction and zero carbon buildings are changing how the building services industry develops its engineers, says Hywel Davies

Highlighting the line of duty on building designs

Engineers have a duty to act with reasonable skill and care, but that doesn’t necessarily mean their designs are fit for purpose under the law, says CNS Consult’s Vincent Fogarty, who summarises designers’ legal obligations

Regulations review: how much, how soon?

CIBSE believes substantial changes to Building Regulations Part L are required to achieve real and significant energy and carbon savings, says the Institution’s Julie Godefroy