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Hot off the press: research on overheating in homes

The latest research on assessing and mitigating overheating in buildings is the focus of a Building Services and Engineering Research and Technology Journal special edition.…

June 2019 Overheating

In plane sight: ultra-high-resolution thermal imaging

Ultra-high-resolution thermal imaging technology is giving researchers much more detail on how cities are affected by high temperatures. James Richards explains how a land-temperature sensing…

June 2019
Research suggests succulents such as Zamioculcas zamiifolia could be effectively used in indoor green walls

Plants as a building service

Plants are proven to remove pollutants and improve air quality, but which species should be considered? Researchers from the University of Birmingham and the RHS…

May 2019 biophilia
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Evaluating dynamic lighting

Dynamic ‘circadian’ lighting varies in colour and intensity during the day, but does it improve alertness and help people sleep? BRE’s Paul Littlefair and Cosmin…

May 2019 Lighting
Lark Rise Passivhaus Plus home

Case study: Lark Rise, the UK’s first Passivhaus Plus

A Passivhaus Plus home in the Chiltern Hills establishes the ‘building as a power station’ concept and shows the viability of an electrical grid powered…

May 2019 Housing
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Heightened awareness: Avoiding cold draughts in offices with exposed ceilings

The trend for exposed ceilings in offices can have serious consequences for occupant comfort if designers don’t take into account the impact they have on…

May 2019 Cooling
Audio visualisation

How audio visualisation can drive the natural ventilation of buildings

Acoustics and ventilation should be designed in tandem to ensure optimal performance in naturally ventilated buildings, says Mach’s Ze Nunes, who shares research on software…

May 2019 Acoustics
A'DAM Tower, Amsterdam Credit: Dennis Bouman

Take me higher: A’DAM Tower lift strategy

The lift configuration in the newly refurbished A’DAM tower in Amsterdam has been radically redesigned to accommodate a huge increase in traffic. Jochem Wit explains…

May 2019 lift
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In the hot seat: Interview with Dave Pearson

Large heat pump installations could change the way heat is generated in the UK and help decarbonise existing buildings in cities, says Star Renewable Energy’s…

May 2019 heat networks
The BEN being trialled at LSBU serves two buildings

Intranets for heat: Introducing BEN networks

The balanced energy network at London South Bank University has been part-funded by Innovate UK to help accelerate the creation of smart heat-sharing networks. These balance…

May 2019 heat networks
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