Measuring indoor air quality in Passivhaus primary schools

Evidence from a study on indoor air quality in two Passivhaus primary schools reinforces the importance of well thought out ventilation and control of outdoor…

March 2021 indoor air quality

Lessons learned: UCL and Buro Happold’s award winning project review guidelines

University College London’s award-winning Post-Project Review guidelines – developed with Buro Happold – ensure lessons from projects on its estate are fed back into a…

March 2021 awards

Smart hot water tanks at the heart of the energy transition

Hot water tanks have the potential to store renewable energy, balance the electricity grid, and reduce carbon emissions and utility bills. Alex Smith speaks to Mixergy to find…

March 2021 Domestic hot water

Handling Covid risk in thermal wheels

To minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmission in thermal wheels, designers should choose a configuration that minimises recirculation of contaminated air. FläktGroup’s David Black explains…

February 2021 Cooling

Platforms for growth: digital engineering for SMEs

Adopting a digital way of working may be daunting for SMEs with a fraction of the budget of big rivals, but Atkins’ Ben Roberts MCIBSE…

February 2021 digital

Modelling the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at Jewel Changi Airport

Measuring the impact of thousands of gallons of water cascading through a deeply forested shopping centre was difficult enough for Atelier Ten’s modelling team, without…

February 2021 modelling

Reality gap: Modelling with CIBSE TM63 to identify performance gaps

CIBSE’s TM63 helps identify a building’s performance gap by evaluating its in-use performance to provide a benchmark that reflects real-life operating conditions. Authors Esfand Burman and…

February 2021 energy consumption

Ambient Lighting Manifesto: the response

In December, CIBSE Journal published an ‘ambient lighting manifesto’, written by four highly respected lighting academics who are calling for a paradigm shift in lighting practice. Here,…

February 2021 Lighting

Ten big changes in CP1 Heat Network Code of Practice

A big update to the CP1 (2020) Heat networks: Code of Practice aims to improve performance and provide the foundations for a quality assurance scheme.…

January 2021 Heat network

Watershed moment: closed-loop pre-treatment cleaning of pipework

A method of pre-commission pipework cleaning that could save millions of litres of water has been accepted by BSRIA in its BG29/209 guidance. Alex Smith…

January 2021 HVAC
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