A secure refrigerant supply

A collaborative approach in response to the F-gas phase down will ensure security of supply of HFCs in the next few years, as manufacturers and…

August 2018 Cooling

Vital signs of success – North West Ambulance Service’s energy performance contract with Imtech

An energy-performance contract between North West Ambulance Service and Imtech is exceeding expectations. Tony Cookson, energy manager at Imtech, explains how

July 2018 CHP

Site test – testing heat networks before handover

Acceptance testing allows developers to see if heat networks are working before handover. The tool is being used across 20 developments, says FairHeat’s Gareth Jones,…

July 2018 Heat network

How NewMass combines chilled water with PCM to save energy

NewMass cooling systems offer the energy savings of passive design and the control of mechanical cooling. Phil Lattimore speaks to BuroHappold’s Gideon Susman about the…

July 2018 Cooling

Spiritual dome: lighting design and fire protection at The Macallan distillery

Half submerged in the Scottish hills, The Macallan distillery is a dramatic visual representation of the distilling process. Andy Pearson looks at how Speirs +…

June 2018 Fire

What electric vehicle charging means for building services design

With electric vehicles set to replace diesel and petrol cars by 2040, Ramboll’s Adam Selvey says engineers must act now to ensure buildings can deal…

June 2018 Battery storage

How pollution affects indoor air quality in buildings

The quality of the air people breathe is vital for their health and wellbeing. CIBSE Journal looks at two reports focusing on how outdoor pollution…

June 2018 Cooling

Harvesting data from an underground farm to understand plants’ impact on air quality

A micro greens farm below Clapham is helping researchers understand the impact of plants on their surroundings. The University of Cambridge’s Rebecca Ward reports on…

May 2018 Simulation

Tunnel vision: the challenge of cooling the London Underground

It carries five million passengers a day and is integral to the smooth running of the capital - but could the Tube also allow developers…

May 2018 Heating

Using cloud-based BIM to design London’s Royal Wharf development

Online-based BIM collaboration is helping to deliver the Royal Wharf development in London’s Docklands, as Phil Lattimore reports

May 2018 BIM
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