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Ross French, the Energy Efficiency related Building Regulations: Part L trainer

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  Meet the new CIBSE Trainer, Ross French who will be teaching the updated  Energy Efficiency Related Building Regulations: Part L  course. His area of expertise is Energy Efficiency. Tell us a little about yourself Ross French:   I was interested in buildings from a young age, probably from having spent too much time playing with Lego! At university, I studied architecture and took a master's degree in passive design. There were few related opportunities when I graduated in 1996. More through luck than judgment, my first job was in buildings services engineering, designing mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems.  With a background in both architecture and building services, I was well-placed to help project teams respond to the increasing emphasis on 'sustainability' during the 2000s, for example successive revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations and the introduction of the 'Merton Rule'. After working for several consulting engineers and a contr

Effective disinfection with CIBSE recognised UV-C technology

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The winners of this year's CIBSE Building Performance Awards highlight the excellent work being carried out by CIBSE and its members in helping to create a low carbon future. Winners of the Product or Innovation – Air Quality, Signify discuss their winning entry for the CIBSE blog below. Restrictions may be behind us, but we continue to live in uncertain circumstances due to the pandemic. As organisations adjust to this new reality, good hygiene practices have become a prerequisite in our everyday routines - in the home, office, and public spaces. The increasing demand for solutions that promise efficiency in destroying harmful bacteria and viruses have, in turn, opened up opportunities for tried and tested forms of disinfectants. Enter UV technology.  There are three types of UV radiation found in sunlight. First, there are UV-A and UV-B, which you may recognise from sunscreen labels. On the other hand, UV-C has a powerful germicidal property and is now stepping in to provide an e

Peter McElroy, the Design of Heating and Chilled Water Pipe Systems trainer

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The ‘Get to know your CIBSE Trainers’ interview series continues in 2022 and we’re starting this year with Peter McElroy, a new CIBSE Trainer for the updated Design of Heating and Chilled Water Pipe Systems course. Tell us a little about yourself  Peter McElroy: I am a chartered building services engineer. I have been serving clients in the construction industry since 2014. After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with a BEng (Hons), I then completed my postgraduate studies in 2017 and was awarded an MSc in Building Services Engineering. Working within some world leading design consultancies, I was given the opportunity to work on major global projects across a broad range of market sectors. Consulting only ever tells one side of the story and my desire to immerse myself in the industry, led to a design role in a Mechanical and Electrical specialist contractor, giving me a wide angled view of Building Services Engineering projects from multiple perspectives. Taking the exp