Case study: Manchester’s garden of Eden

Wellbeing is at the core of Manchester’s Eden building, which features the biggest green wall in Europe and has been designed to ensure tenants have the potential to achieve Well Certification. Andy Pearson finds out how wellbeing and sustainability were baked into the design

Putting people first: lighting for wellbeing

How do we balance wellbeing, efficiency and cost when designing and commissioning commercial lighting? Whitecroft Lighting’s Tim Bowes says cutting carbon shouldn’t be at the expense of occupants’ welfare

Get ready for CIBSE Build2Perform Live 2023

The building services industry’s premier event includes, for the first time, the Light2Perform symposium and CABE’s Building Environment Live. Alex Smith picks out some highlights from the packed two days of discussions and learning

A well-mixed cocktail? Air contaminant levels

A paper on the mixing of air in a contaminated space examined the difference between modelling and real-world scenarios. Tim Dwyer examines the findings of Tom Smith’s paper, which was presented at the ASHRAE conference

Lighting’s critical role in healthcare

As well as minimising infection risk, the big trend in healthcare lighting is circadian lighting. HDR’s Karen Murphy looks at the latest research

Hospital ventilation: can air purification systems provide relief?

Poor ventilation has been identified as a contributing factor to Covid-19 transmission in NHS hospitals. In seeking solutions, a study by Lewis Turner found that, while air purification systems reduce infection risk, they should only be used when mechanical ventilation is not available. Tim Dwyer reports

How the Airbods study hastened the return of large-scale events

A CIBSE award-winning research project led by Loughborough University made a major contribution to reopening large-scale events during the pandemic – and now the collaborative team behind ‘Airbods’ is bringing its learning to the wider built environment. Phil Lattimore finds out more