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Something in the air

Something in the air

One of the main topics at last week’s CIBSE Building Performance Conference and Exhibition, indoor air quality is fast being recognised as a priority concern in the world of wellbeing. But in a field where marginal gains are everything, being on top of your data is very important Arie Taal from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The Hague University has Continue Reading »
Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

The performance gap is the big problem of our times in the building services industry, and hundreds of column inches are devoted to products created to fix it each year. Ahead of his presentation at the CIBSE Conference Casey Cole, Managing Director of Guru Systems, presents an alternative view: That process, not technology, is the answer   New buildings in the Continue Reading »
A Meeting of Minds

A Meeting of Minds

In this week’s #Build2Perform blog, we’re getting a bonus word from CIBSE President John Field. As well as his regular Presidential blog, he’s written for us about his thoughts ahead of the 3rd Building Performance Conference and Exhibition on 17th and 18th November – how it’s relevant, how it ties into the future of building services, and why it’s exciting! As CIBSE Continue Reading »
Industrial Action

Industrial Action

At the upcoming CIBSE Building Performance Conference and Exhibition, we’re going to be focussing heavily on the future of the industry – particularly the ways that new technology can be brought to bear on performance in the built environment; to find easier, smarter and cheaper ways to make buildings perform to their potential in a variety of different ways. This Continue Reading »
The air we breathe

The air we breathe

Welcome to the fourth #Build2Perform podcast! This month, we’re concentrating on the issue of indoor air quality. What is it, why is it important and what can engineers do about it? I’ll be speaking to two experts in air quality, independent sustainability consultant Julie Godefroy and Alan Fogarty of Cundall, to answer those questions and more! You can listen to Continue Reading »
Inspiration is key theme at CIBSE Conference

Inspiration is key theme at CIBSE Conference

Performance, Inspiration and Aspiration are the keywords behind the 2016 Building Performance Conference and Exhibition, organised by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) as it officially launches this year’s programme. Following on from CIBSE President John Field’s promise to inspire engineers to ‘talk the talk’ and fight for their place at the heart of modern life, this Conference Continue Reading »
Conference Sneak Preview – Anniversary Interviews

Conference Sneak Preview – Anniversary Interviews

The CIBSE Conference and Exhibition will inform and inspire building services professionals including consultants, designers, facilities managers and engineers, and offer up to 10 hours of CIBSE CPD. On the first day of the conference 17 November 2016, we are delighted to have a very special interview between Patrick Bellew (left image) and Max Fordham (right image) on their visions of our future built environment, start the Continue Reading »
The Digital Engineer

The Digital Engineer

Bored with BIM? For all the potential that the technology holds, it’s something that industry professionals are finding hard to get excited about. CIBSE BIM Consultant Carl Collins writes for us this week about how we can fall back in love with data. Be honest: How many people do you know that are actually excited about BIM these days? It Continue Reading »
Behavioural Issues

Behavioural Issues

Six months on from the second annual CIBSE Building Performance Conference and Exhibition, CIBSE Head of Sustainability Sara Kassam revisits one of the key topics from the two days: The ‘Built for Living’ panel. In this blog, she looks at the findings of the talk on well-being Behavioural issues and their impact on the design of the built environment are Continue Reading »
F-words

F-words

The EU’s F-gas regulations are aimed at limiting their application and consequent emissions. Mike Nankivell, Chairman of the ACRIB F-gas group, gave a presentation on the latest update to the F-gas regulations at the recent CIBSE Building Performance Conference. Here he summarises the potential impacts of the latest revisions. Although a year has passed since the government introduced tighter regulations Continue Reading »

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