Ireland's only dedicated building services engineering journal
Ireland's only dedicated building services engineering journal

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The Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB) Summit 2024 marked a historic milestone in the realm o sustainable construction, as it brought together industry leaders, innovators and stakeholders to delve into the latest advancements and challenges in achieving zero-emission buildings. Hosted by MosArt, a pioneering firm with over 30 years of experience in championing Passive House principles,...
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After a hiatus in the CIBSE Ireland Workshare Exchange Programme because of Covid, it has now been re-activated with Ethos Engineering and Designer Group being the participants for the first phase of 2024. The inaugural event in 2019 proved an enormous success and the intention is to build on that. The aim of the programme...
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In a world where climate change dominates headlines and increasingly impacts peoples’ lives, the call for urgent action is louder than ever. The real estate sector across Europe is attuned to the need for rapid change. In Ireland alone, the built environment is responsible for 37% of the country’s carbon emissions, according to the Irish...
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European legislators reached a deal in October last on a faster phase-out of fluorinated gases (F-gases). While the heat pump sector has always supported a phase-out by 2050, the new rules will be a significant burden in the short-term, according to the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA). The industry is already ramping up production in...
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A shortage of skilled staff, declining fees and the persistent need for salary increases – these are just the headlines from EFCA’s latest barometer, The State of the European Consulting Engineering Sector. Add in other factors such as geopolitical tension, energy transformation, surging inflation and rapidly-rising interest rates, and you have a recipe for uncertainty...
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Pat Lehane was awarded a CIBSE Silver Medal for outstanding service to CIBSE at a presentation in the RDS Dublin on 13 November this year. This is only the fourth silver medal awarded to an Irish member in 125 years, and marks a significant achievement for both Pat and CIBSE Ireland. CIBSE medal awards are...
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Historically, building standards have been founded on established air quality metrics mainly based on concentrations of contaminants. However, there is a potential change on the horizon, as articulated in the recent report from the ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee on Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Residential Buildings (62.2). Simon Jones (above), founder, Air...
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Engineering encompasses a wide range of disciplines and offers a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practical applications. This article delves into the personal journey of young mechanical engineer, Finn Quinlan, who worked as an intern in Arup before recently returning to UCD to complete his masters. He outlines here why he selected engineering, sheds...
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In the latest issue of Building Services Engineering Franziska Mohr, Policy and Communication Adviser, European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Association (EFCA), says engineers must completely rethink the technical profile of physical structures to minimise their ecological impact. Furthermore, she believes that consulting engineers have the knowledge and expertise to adapt to climate change, reinforce resilience,...
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Like many industries, the consulting engineering sector is currently experiencing a shortage of skilled workers, with women being significantly under-represented in this highly-skilled profession. Against this backdrop, the gender gap is both a cause for concern and an opportunity, says Inés Ferguson, President, European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA),in the latest issue of Building...
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