The urban emergency: addressing environmental quality

Designers must take a holistic approach to the urban environment, say members of the UK Urban Environmental Quality working group, who explain how elements such…

May 2024

The good, bad and illegal: rules and guidelines for IAQ

How can you tell whether the indoor air quality of buildings is safe for occupants? DustScanAQ’s Oliver Puddle gives a summary of current regulations and…

May 2024 Air quality

Building on performance: CIBSE awards analysis

The quality of data in entries to the CIBSE Building Performance Awards is improving, says Julie Godefroy, who reveals new categories for the 2025 accolades, which…

May 2024 awards

Sustainable cooling in a warming world

As carbon emissions from cooling spiral upwards, Professor Graeme Maidment reveals the latest research underpinning government strategy on air conditioning and refrigeration

May 2024 climate change

High fives for Highline 235: CIBSE award-winning fan coil unit

The Diffusion Highline 235 modular fan coil range won CIBSE’s Product or Innovation of the Year – Thermal Comfort award because of the emphasis on…

May 2024 Air quality

The bigger picture: non-domestic heat pump retrofits

Retrofitting heat pumps in non-domestic buildings will be key if the UK is to meet its net zero targets. To help building owners assess the…

May 2024 heat pumps

Heat networks: countdown to regulation

New regulations due next year are set to revolutionise the design and operation of heat networks in the UK. Phil Jones and Gareth Jones look…

May 2024 District heating

Heat network zoning: CIBSE response to the recent government consultation

Upcoming heat network zoning regulations must consider costs to consumers and carbon content of heat, using a technology-agnostic and transparent methodology, says CIBSE, in its…

March 2024 Decarbonisation

Revisiting retrofits 10 years on: key lessons for the future of retrofit

CIBSE, Studio PDP and 10 Design have investigated how 10 housing projects are performing 10 years after they were retrofitted. The study highlights successes and…

Decarbonising data centres: optimising operation with artificial intelligence

Two studies have looked at the impact of AI on improving the function of data centres. Molly Tooher-Rudd highlights the potential for optimisation and maintenance

March 2024 AI
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