Making sense of the heat network regulations

The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 are still causing confusion and concern among building operators and managers. Hywel Davies offers some guidance on what they mean and who needs to comply

Everybody needs good Nabers

An Australian energy-rating scheme is so commonplace in the country’s commercial property market that government and commercial tenants insist they will only occupy buildings with a minimum standard. Hywel Davies looks at how Nabers transformed a sector and made the country’s property companies among the greenest in the world

The net closes in on wasteful landlords

Regulations that will restrict the letting of F- and G-rated properties in England and Wales were passed just before the General Election in May. Hywel Davies explores what the restrictions are and considers what landlords might do in response

We cannot afford another boom and bust

Rob Manning gives his view on the greatest threat to the design, construction and operation of buildings ahead of CIBSE’s Building Performance Conference

A changing landscape

The first 100 days of Conservative government have resulted in numerous policy changes related to energy in the built environment. Hywel Davies takes stock

What do we mean by ‘carbon’?

Designing and building sustainably can be a challenge when faced with so many definitions of the term ‘carbon’. Blaise Kelly, from the Austrian Institute of Technology, questions what we actually mean by it