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
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Loud and clear on noise control

Excessive noise from mechanical ventilation systems can have a detrimental effect on the comfort of building occupants, but Apex Acoustics’ Jack Harvie-Clark believes the proposed Approved Document F fails…

January 2020 Acoustics

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

Growing interest: using wastewater to heat Britain’s giant greenhouses

To minimise carbon emissions, developers behind two huge greenhouses in East Anglia are using heat from nearby wastewater treatment plants to provide perfect growing conditions.…

October 2019 heat pumps

What is the most efficient system for heating zero carbon homes?

What is the most effective way of heating our future zero carbon homes? Chris Twinn has been researching the issue for five years and has…

October 2019 Heating
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