Technical knockout: the 2022 CIBSE Technical Symposium

The CIBSE Technical Symposium returned as an in-person event for the first time since the Covid pandemic, with delegates given plenty to think about over the two days of…

June 2022

How desalination affects chiller energy use in the Middle East

When comparing the energy use of air-chilled and water-cooled chillers, power used in desalination plants must be taken into account in places such as the…

June 2022 Air conditioning

Clear evidence: applying cleanroom technology to commercial buildings

Cleanroom ventilation systems are used to ensure pathogen-free indoor spaces in life science buildings, but can the technology be used in commercial offices? Clean Air…

June 2022 COVID

Calculating whole life carbon in heating and cooling systems

To minimise carbon emissions from heating and cooling, the whole life of a system must be taken into account. Hoare Lea’s Will Belfield and Mathew Stark…

April 2022 Embodied carbon

Thinking big: CIBSE’s new AM17 guidance on non-domestic heat pumps

New CIBSE guidance on heat pumps in large non-domestic buildings will be released this summer. Arup’s Joshua Bird looks at what you can expect from…

April 2022 heat pumps

Overheating warning: how Part O aims to address overheating

Approved Document O was published in December, and is aimed at reducing overheating risk in new residential buildings. Inkling’s Susie Diamond says the new regulations…

April 2022 Overheating

Oversizing matters: Effect of boiler oversizing on efficiency

With energy prices soaring and carbon reduction a priority, ensuring heating systems are specified to operate as efficiently as possible is essential. In this article,…

April 2022 Boiler

Greening the City: installing heat pumps at Citigen’s central London energy centre

The City of London is adding heat pumps and boreholes to its Farringdon energy centre and hopes to encourage more commercial buildings to plug into…

April 2022 Heat network

The dash from gas: converting schools from gas to heat pumps

With the need to switch from fossil fuels to renewables becoming ever more pressing, one heat pump retrofit schools project in Yorkshire could be the…

March 2022 Education

Tightening up: TM23 Testing building for air leakage

The latest update to the Building Regulations includes reference to a new CIBSE TM23 guide on airtightness testing. Julie Godefroy reviews the new TM, which includes…

March 2022 Housing
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