New normals: Consultants predict how Covid-19 will change HVAC design

What is the impact of Covid-19 on the design of HVAC systems for future buildings? We asked four building services engineers how system specification might…

June 2020 Air conditioning

Maintaining thermal comfort in a changing climate

In a warming climate, what can be done to maintain thermal comfort and productivity levels in buildings without resorting to excessive cooling? Phil Lattimore reports…

May 2020 Cooling

arbn well – the smart approach to operating healthy buildings

arbn well is a CIBSE award-winning data analytics platform that could help building managers make their buildings Covid-19 secure. Phil Lattimore looks at how it…

May 2020 Data analytics

CIBSE’s guidance on ventilation during Covid-19

Guidance published by CIBSE last month has advice for ventilation and air conditioning systems in the UK amid the ongoing pandemic. Alex Smith summarises guidance…

May 2020 Air conditioning

The challenge of maintaining Covid-secure buildings

To protect staff from the risk of being infected by Covid-19 as they return to workplaces, buildings managers will have to adopt rigorous maintenance regimes…

Bridging the gap: gas-fired absorption heat pumps in America

In the US, an abundance of cheap gas and a high carbon intensity for grid electricity compared with Europe is driving a move towards gas-fired…

April 2020 Boiler

Intelligence networks: smart grids in Islington and Oxford

Smart energy projects are being piloted in the UK to find out how buildings and infrastructure can be connected intelligently to provide low carbon heat…

April 2020 Heat network

Maintaining buildings in lockdown

Buildings left empty by the lockdown must be maintained properly to avoid risks such as legionella, corrosion and mould. Liza Young reports

Making a noise about acoustic design

A new guide addressing issues of noise, ventilation and overheating for homes has been launched by the Association of Noise Consultants. Working group chair Dr…

April 2020

Wasted opportunity: using UK waste heat in district heating

If the UK reused waste heat from its buildings and industrial processes, it could be used to supply 14% of the hot water and heating…

April 2020 Heating
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