Using weather data to make buildings climate proof

Climate change means CIBSE’s updated weather files are imperative for building energy and overheating risk analysis. Liza Young explains the new data sets and finds…

CIBSE Journal June 2016 BIM Monument building

Monumental feat: BIM Level 2 on The Monument Building

As the built industry moves towards digital delivery, Liza Young finds out how Skanska used BIM Level 2 in the design and construction of The…

May 2016 BIM
CIBSE Journal May 2016 Guru Systems feature shard

On a mission: using data to optimise heat networks

Gareth Jones and Casey Cole are using big data to expose the real performance of domestic heat networks. Alex Smith finds out how their disrupter…

April 2016 Heating
Arboreal Architecture Clapham retrofit residential CIBSE Journal April 2016

Fitness fanatics – Arboreal Architecture’s Clapham retrofit

Arboreal Architecture was awarded Residential Project of the Year at the CIBSE Awards for its forensic approach to a domestic retrofit in Clapham. Andy Pearson…

March 2016

Brains storm – Digital Catapult’s Hackathon

To mark the launch of a database containing information from the Building Performance Evaluation programme, digital, construction and property experts teamed up to discuss how…

March 2016 BIM
Bank of England Bank of England CIBSE Journal March 2016

Savings bank – cooling at the Bank of England

A new cooling system has reduced the Bank of England’s carbon emissions by 717 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, saving it £150,000 on…

March 2016 Cooling
ErP ventilation units CIBSE Journal March 2016

Fan European – what the ErP means for ventilation

All new residential and non-residential ventilation units are now subject to the requirements of the Ecodesign Directive. Chris Jones, of Fläkt Woods, considers the implications…

March 2016 Ventilation
Agar Grove Passivhaus visualisation

Max Fordham takes on Britain’s biggest Passivhaus

Camden’s Agar Grove estate is to become the UK’s biggest residential Passivhaus project. Max Fordham’s Bertie Dixon describes the challenges of building an 18-storey tower…

January 2016 Passivhaus
CIBSE Journal roundtable

Roundtable: What’s next for heating, cooling and ventilation?

How does our approach to services need to adapt to tackle issues such as climate change? A CIBSE Journal roundtable, sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric, examined…

January 2016 Cooling
Grooved pipe jointing

Thermal expansion and grooved pipe-joining systems

A grooved pipe-joining system is one method of accommodating thermal expansion and contraction in HVAC systems. Victaulic’s Larry Thau explains the technique’s design benefits and…

January 2016 Heating
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