CIBSE Journal January 2019 battery

Taking charge: gas sensors in battery rooms

A build-up of hydrogen in battery stores or charging rooms will create an extremely flammable atmosphere, so detection systems should be competently installed and commissioned,…

January 2019 Electrical

Customised BPE on a different level – developing building performance evaluation in India

Tim Dwyer digests research, led by Rajat Gupta, that investigates the opportunity to develop – and nurture adoption of – building performance evaluation that is…

January 2019 Strategy

Refrigerant choice

Despite the F-Gas phasedown that is taking place over the next 12 years, there is still a wide range of refrigerants available. Martin Passingham, product…

January 2019 Cooling
High rise apartment from below

Technical note: the government ban on combustible materials in high-rise residential buildings

Amendment to Building Regulations will come into force on 21 December 2018 and affect buildings over 18m high. Hywel Davies looks at the detail

November 2018 cladding
Hoare Lea office

The living lab: making data count

Hoare Lea’s Living Lab is exploring how data can be used to optimise buildings for both energy use and the comfort of occupants. Alex Smith takes a glimpse…

November 2018 BMS
CIBSE Journal December 2018 crossrail

Train of thought – Elizabeth line lighting concept

GIA Equation’s Keith Miller explains the overarching principles behind the lighting concept for the Elizabeth line, Europe’s largest infrastructure project

November 2018 Lighting
Urban Sciences Building

Sensor sensibility: Newcastle University’s Urban Sciences Building

Newcastle University’s Urban Sciences Building has 4,000 sensors to help optimise user comfort and energy performance. Andy Pearson reports

November 2018 BMS
CIBSE Journal December 2018 biophilic office

Natural selection – measuring the effects of the Biophilic Office

A major BRE study on biophilic office design will focus on how lighting impacts on the wellbeing of occupants. BRE’s Flavie Lowres describes the aims…

November 2018 Lighting
CIBSE Journal December 2018 lighting supplement LG17 retail lighting guide

High streetwise – SLL’s guide to retail lighting

The SLL has published its first guide to retail lighting. Jill Entwistle talks to author Simon Robinson about why it was needed and what it…

November 2018 Lighting
CIBSE Journal November 2018 Old Bailey

Judicial renew – replacing heating and cooling at the Old Bailey

Fifty-year-old boilers at the Old Bailey are being replaced under the watchful eye of Lady Justice, in a major 10-year refurbishment. Andy Pearson speaks to…

November 2018 Heating
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