Eyes on energy: Carbon Intelligence’s award-winning data analysis platform

Building Performance Awards winner Carbon Intelligence has helped its clients save more than 17,000 tonnes CO2e from 2019 to 2010, while readying buildings for safe reoccupation…

December 2021 Data analytics

Breathing space: managing and assessing indoor air quality

New guidance designed to assess and improve indoor air quality has been published by the Institute of Air Quality Management, with input from CIBSE. Co-authors…

December 2021 Facilities management

Black to the future: BDP’s ‘hygge’ office lighting design

There has been a shift to lower light levels and use of darkness in the workplace, according to BDP’s Colin Ball, who cites the refurbished…

December 2021 Lighting

How the Orkney Islands transitioned to heat pumps

Orkney Islands Council has been installing heat pumps in schools and public buildings for more than 15 years in a bid to decarbonise heating and…

December 2021 heat pumps

Perfecting Passivhaus: Max Fordham’s experience of the fabric-first building method

Max Fordham has been designing Passivhaus projects for nine years, including two very different housing projects that won the residential CIBSE Building Performance Award in…

December 2021 Passivhaus

Embodied energy: the whole picture

New CIBSE research shows that embodied energy in heating and hot-water systems accounts for up to 25% of a dwelling’s whole-life embodied carbon. Elementa Consulting’s…

October 2021 Heating

Unlocking the potential of heat networks

The rollout of heat networks are a key plank of the government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy. To identify the urban areas most suitable for networks,…

October 2021 Heating

Designing efficient hybrid heat pump systems

Considering the optimal operational design conditions of both technologies is essential to maximise the efficiency of a hybrid heat pump system. Baxi Heating’s Ryan Kirkwood…

October 2021 Heating

Rethinking the fan coil

The Artus hybrid air conditioning unit is only 200mm deep, yet it achieves energy savings of 83% over conventional fan coil units thanks to patented…

October 2021 Cooling

Making building performance visible

Making building performance visible is the aim of a new tool that tracks the impact of design changes on energy intensity and cost. Roderic Bunn…

September 2021
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