Making the switch from gas-fired CHP to heat pump

Lower carbon factors for Grid electricity proposed for Part L are already in place in London. Andy Pearson looks at one scheme in North London…

January 2020 CHP

Using water as a refrigerant in a commercial chiller

The eChiller is a novel solution that uses water as a refrigerant. Green Thermal Energy’s Garry Broadbent explains how it works and why it’s suitable…

January 2020 Cooling

Fuel for thought – prototype hydrogen gas boilers

Worcester Bosch and Baxi Heating have revealed plans for hydrogen gas boilers. Phil Lattimore looks at the technology, while Worcester Bosch’s Martyn Bridges explains where…

January 2020 Boiler

Taking the temperature – domestic hot water

A CIBSE roundtable looked at the potential to reduce carbon through low temperature domestic hot water systems – and whether revised guidance is needed to…

January 2020 DHW

Net gains – retrofitting scenarios for net zero carbon

Retrofitting homes to be net-zero carbon is one of the great challenges of the new decade. Radwa Salem applies the existing nZEB standard to two…

January 2020 zero carbon

Plugging in numbers: integrating cars with all-electric homes

Plugging an electric vehicle into a home energy network could save homeowners £300 a year, according to a new study by the University of Salford…

January 2020 Electrical

Film studies – retrofitting window film

A BIM library for window film will allow the technology to be modelled accurately during design, says Andrew Cooper, of Evora Edge

January 2020 Façades

Tuning into the body clock: spectrally tunable lighting systems

For the first time in a real office setting, a study has been carried out into the impact of a dynamic, spectrally tunable lighting system on…

November 2019 Lighting

Showcasing net-zero: Event Complex Aberdeen’s energy strategy

The Event Complex Aberdeen has a sophisticated energy strategy combining anaerobic digestion, hydrogen fuel cells and CHP plant. Andy Pearson talks to HDR | Hurley…

November 2019 CHP

Alight and well: lighting for healthcare environments

Lighting of healthcare environments is moving beyond clinical necessity. Andrew Bissell examines the critical need to consider the non-visual, as well as the visual, aspects of illumination

November 2019 Lighting
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