Case study: Passivhaus Plus Hackbridge Primary School

Hackbridge Primary is the first Passivhaus Plus-certified school, setting a new standard for sustainable design and operational efficiency. Andy Pearson talks to members of the project team about the award-winning scheme

Global attraction: delivering net zero in the desert climate

The UAE has a fast-paced, dynamic working environment, with some of the most ambitious building projects on Earth. Alex Smith speaks to regional chair Farah Naz FCIBSE about how CIBSE UAE Region is helping to deliver net zero projects in the desert climate

UPS for data centres: a modular approach

As demand for computing power grows, designers and specifiers must focus on reducing energy demand in data centres. Kohler’s Alex Emms says modular uninterruptible power supply can improve energy efficiency

Join our mission to net zero

To realise the ambition of the Net Zero Review, MP Chris Skidmore is calling on engineers to join the Mission Zero Coalition for Buildings and Infrastructure to help build a regulatory framework to promote sustainability

Designing net zero for pupil wellbeing

Cundall has created new premises for Beormund Primary School that not only meet net zero aspirations, but also cater for the social, emotional and mental health needs of the school’s pupils. Andy Pearson reports

Futurebuild: navigating a path to net zero

The built environment industry gathered at the Futurebuild conference last month in London, to discuss various paths to decarbonisation. Alex Smith and Molly Tooher-Rudd report

CIBSE Building Performance Champion: getting real with retrofits

To meet its net zero targets, the UK has to get to grips with carbon emissions in its ageing houses, and fast. The Welsh School of Architecture’s retrofit programme is doing just that and its pioneering work was recognised last month when it was named CIBSE’s 2023 Building Performance Champion. Andy Pearson reports

London calling: why CIBSE is planning to relocate to central London

CIBSE has announced it is seeking to leave Balham and buy a new head office in central London. Alex Smith finds out how the Institution intends to harness Members’ skills and experience to create an exemplar retrofit that will inspire others on the path to net zero