Intelligent load control using circuit breakers

A power-management function built into a circuit breaker can help building operators avoid penalty charges for exceeding the peak consumption agreed in energy contracts, says…

January 2018

Mission control – CIBSE Employer of the Year InTandem Systems

Industry relies on specialist controls firms to make complex buildings perform as intended. The exemplary work done by InTandem Systems to nurture engineers in the…

November 2017 IT & Controls

Understanding why biomass boilers fail

Successful design of biomass boilers requires a systems approach, says David Palmer, who considers how factors such as oversizing, lack of thermal stores and poor…

November 2017 Heating

National Gallery of Ireland’s hidden services

Refurbishment of the National Gallery of Ireland required tight environmental control in the galleries, but there was minimal space to make this happen, writes Chris…

November 2017 CHP
CIBSE Journal November 2017 King's Cross cooling pod

District cooling at King’s Cross

A sliver of land between a rail line and offices was the only site available for a cooling centre at London’s King’s Cross. Metropolitan Infrastructure’s…

November 2017 Cooling
CIBSE Journal October 2017 Qatar stadium footballers

The challenge of cooling football stadiums in Qatar

A study of air conditioning in Qatar stadiums has explored the best way to achieve thermal comfort for spectators and players. Cairo University’s Essam E…

September 2017 Cooling
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Guidance: Discharge from storage cylinders into pipework systems

Good pipe plumbing is key to supporting safety in buildings. BPF Pipes Group’s Steve Skeldon shares best practice in designing safety relief discharge pipework

September 2017 Heating
CIBSE Journal October 2017 O2 hotel

Greenwich hotel opens door to district heating

The InterContinental Hotel at the O2 was linked to the local heat network after designers convinced the developer of its resilience. Phil Lattimore describes Aecom’s…

September 2017 CHP
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Fresh thinking: Importance of indoor air quality metrics

Indoor air quality is not easy to measure, but metrics must move towards environments that consider occupant health, says the University of Nottingham’s Benjamin Jones…

August 2017 indoor air quality
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Making the grade: BB101 guidelines on ventilation

New ventilation guidelines will have a significant impact on the design of schools. Liza Young finds out how the requirements on air quality affect three ventilation…

August 2017 indoor air quality
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