Climate action: what CIBSE is doing

The Institution has started mapping its activities around climate change, to allow members and others to understand and access the work being done. Julie Godefroy breaks down the main areas of action

What are the alternatives to gas boilers?

To meet future government targets on greenhouse gas emissions, we need to start thinking about reducing natural gas use now, says LEDA’s Matthew Hill

Unregulated energy – why we should care

There are many complexities and risks involved in predicting total operational energy – in particular, the unregulated element. Even so, WSP’s Kate Dougherty says it is our duty to assist and educate our clients

Technical due diligence in commercial property

Robust technical advice given by an M&E engineer can benefit property landlords, investors and occupants – so, asks Tuffin Ferraby Taylor’s Marc Hill, why do so few consultants offer expert transactional services?

Protecting priceless artwork at Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi will exhibit priceless artwork, so an environmental strategy that protects them from sand and extreme heat was essential. Andy Pearson explains how BuroHappold Engineering did it

LETI and the London Plan

Elementa’s Clara Bagenal George looks at the impact of the London Energy Transformation Initiative on the capital’s energy proposals