Going to any length – chilled beams at Lambeth Civic Centre

Limited space and the need for flexibility helped drive the specification of chilled beams at Lambeth Civic Centre. Frenger’s Michael Ainley explains

February 2019 Cooling
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Key changes in the updated Heat Networks Code of Practice

A major update to the Heat Networks Code of Practice includes key performance outputs that allow clients to check their networks are performing as designed.…

January 2019 heat networks

Closing the gaps: creating a joined up approach for ventilation and energy regulations

Guidance on energy and ventilation regulations must be more integrated, say researchers, after their study of UK airtightness tests showed air permeability is often too…

January 2019

Climb every mountain: BIM from design to operation at Schneider Electric’s Grenoble campus

Can a single BIM model be used from design to operation? Schneider Electric was keen to find out if true BIM was achievable at two…

January 2019 BIM

SAP 10: Other factors to consider

Lower carbon factors for grid electricity, in draft SAP 10, will profoundly affect how designers provide heat and power to buildings. Remeha’s general manager, Mike…

January 2019 Heating

Playing to the gallery – V&A Dundee’s low carbon strategy

With its bold geometric design in danger of upstaging the exhibits inside, V&A Dundee has been making waves far beyond the museum world. Phil Lattimore…

January 2019 Heating
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The next phase: heat pumps and PCM

An InnovateUK research project is looking to combine phase change materials with a smart heat pump system to cut energy use, reduce overheating and control…

January 2019 Heating
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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
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