Decarbonising heat using ambient loop heat networks

As the government aims to decarbonise heat, Locogen’s David Linsley-Hood investigates how ambient heat pump networks could be a potential mechanism for providing low carbon domestic…

July 2020 Heat network

Light relief: Tackling the coronavirus with ultraviolet light

Experts are looking to ultraviolet light to help limit the transmission of coronavirus. Andy Pearson finds out how UVC light technology works and whether it could…

July 2020 Disease control

Improving competency and testing for smoke control systems

New accreditation and certification schemes have been launched recently, to improve competency and compliance in the smoke control sector. Alex Smith talks to Allan Hurdle…

June 2020 accreditation

New normals: Consultants predict how Covid-19 will change HVAC design

What is the impact of Covid-19 on the design of HVAC systems for future buildings? We asked four building services engineers how system specification might…

June 2020 Air conditioning

Maintaining thermal comfort in a changing climate

In a warming climate, what can be done to maintain thermal comfort and productivity levels in buildings without resorting to excessive cooling? Phil Lattimore reports…

May 2020 Cooling

arbn well: the smart approach to operating healthy buildings

arbn well is a CIBSE award-winning data analytics platform that could help building managers make their buildings Covid-19 secure. Phil Lattimore looks at how it…

May 2020 Data analytics

CIBSE’s guidance on ventilation during Covid-19

Guidance published by CIBSE last month has advice for ventilation and air conditioning systems in the UK amid the ongoing pandemic. Alex Smith summarises guidance…

May 2020 Air conditioning

The challenge of maintaining Covid-secure buildings

To protect staff from the risk of being infected by Covid-19 as they return to workplaces, buildings managers will have to adopt rigorous maintenance regimes…

Bridging the gap: gas-fired absorption heat pumps in America

In the US, an abundance of cheap gas and a high carbon intensity for grid electricity compared with Europe is driving a move towards gas-fired…

April 2020 Boiler

Intelligence networks: smart grids in Islington and Oxford

Smart energy projects are being piloted in the UK to find out how buildings and infrastructure can be connected intelligently to provide low carbon heat…

April 2020 Heat network
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