Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun’s energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative glass blocks.
An area of land on the edge of the Boughton Estate, Northamptonshire, has been transformed into a carbon neutral and Passivhaus office by Building Services Design
Richard Kinloch, National Specification Manager at Keystone Lintels says innovative construction solutions are the key to creating smarter products for the market
Colin Hawkes, Managing Director at Apollo Energy Research explains how membrane technology helps control heat while reducing a building’s carbon footprint Long-life Heat Reflecting Membranes made from various sheet materials were conceived by NASA space scientists to protect orbiting craft from solar radiation. This heat control technology has spawned a...
The idea of a quality mark for all energy efficiency measures is explained here by the British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers Association (BRUFMA)
Achieving thermal comfort through sustainable design involves the careful balancing of interdependent factors, says Eight Associates' Chris Hocknell Overheating in buildings is a growing problem in the UK, due to climate change, the urban heat island effect and more highly insulated, highly glazed, airtight (but potentially sub-optimally ventilated) buildings. Achieving...
The CIBSE has released new guidance to address the causes of overheating homes as the UK looks set to have one of the hottest summers in 41 years
Reconomy's Richard Walker examines how companies can make the transition to environmentally friendly construction and why it is important
The world’s first circular economy standard aimed at challenging how companies approach resources has been published
Andrew Bott, Technical Sales Manager, Nuaire questions if regulations go far enough to improve the energy performance of Air Handling Units
Hubert Da Costa, VP EMEA at Cradlepoint shares insight into the role of smart workplaces and its place in the commercial sector With more than 5.87 million connected utility meters in buildings across the UK, the government's plan to have widespread smart meters coverage by 2020 seems to be working. ...
The CIBSE and ARCC Network awarded the second Green Infrastructure Challenge to a busy waste recycling centre in Slough for its design
The World Green Building Council has warned the building sector must become net zero carbon by 2050 if climate targets are to be met
Stakeholders invested in creating clean, sustainable environments will now benefit from a new cross-sector smart cities hub