Brains storm – Digital Catapult’s Hackathon

To mark the launch of a database containing information from the Building Performance Evaluation programme, digital, construction and property experts teamed up to discuss how…

March 2016 BIM
Bank of England Bank of England CIBSE Journal March 2016

Savings bank – cooling at the Bank of England

A new cooling system has reduced the Bank of England’s carbon emissions by 717 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, saving it £150,000 on…

March 2016 Cooling
ErP ventilation units CIBSE Journal March 2016

Fan European – what the ErP means for ventilation

All new residential and non-residential ventilation units are now subject to the requirements of the Ecodesign Directive. Chris Jones, of Fläkt Woods, considers the implications…

March 2016 Ventilation
Agar Grove Passivhaus visualisation

Max Fordham takes on Britain’s biggest Passivhaus

Camden’s Agar Grove estate is to become the UK’s biggest residential Passivhaus project. Max Fordham’s Bertie Dixon describes the challenges of building an 18-storey tower…

January 2016 Passivhaus
CIBSE Journal roundtable

Roundtable: What’s next for heating, cooling and ventilation?

How does our approach to services need to adapt to tackle issues such as climate change? A CIBSE Journal roundtable, sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric, examined…

January 2016 Cooling
Grooved pipe jointing

Thermal expansion and grooved pipe-joining systems

A grooved pipe-joining system is one method of accommodating thermal expansion and contraction in HVAC systems. Victaulic’s Larry Thau explains the technique’s design benefits and…

January 2016 Heating
Durban International Convention Centre

The balance of power – modelling a microgrid in Durban, South Africa

Smart grids offer the potential for buildings to generate and store power for future use. Mike Barker MCIBSE, of BuildingPhysics, says it will be the…

January 2016 Simulation
Magnetic field visualisation

What’s so attractive about magnetic refrigeration?

Magnetic refrigeration has the potential to reduce energy use by 30% and requires no refrigerant. Metkel Yebiyo and Graeme Maidment, of Sirach, describe the technology,…

January 2016 Cooling

Above and beyond – innovation in building photovoltaics

As the 2020 ‘nearly zero’ energy buildings target approaches, Liza Young explores Swansea University’s pioneering research into building-integrated photovoltaics, as well as its unique ways of…

January 2016 Electrical

Down to zero – winner of Ashrae modelling competition

An ASHRAE competition pitched teams of industry practitioners against each other to come up with the best model of a zero-net energy building. ‘Team IES’…

January 2016 BIM
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