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An interview with the authors of Dynamic thermal modelling of basic blinds (TM69)

To find out more about CIBSE’s newest Technical Memorandum,  Dynamic thermal modelling of basic blinds  (TM69) ,we have interviewed its main four authors: Professor Darren Woolf, Maria Gabriela da Silva Costa, Dr Bahareh Salehi and Elpida Vangeloglou . The ultimate goal of the document is to narrow the gap between predicted and actual performance of buildings, recognising the value of blinds in reducing peak energy loads and improving thermal comfort. - Elpida Vangeloglou Could you tell us about yourselves? Professor Darren Woolf: I have a number of roles and responsibilities which could lead me to describe myself as a professional juggler. My day job is Head of Building Physics at Wirth Research . We’re a wind, building physics and product design company specialising in high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD). I’ve been a visiting professor within the Building Energy Research Group at Loughborough University for over 10 years now and always enjoy the limited time I get to i

How to find your corporate training

How do you search for your employees’ training? Are you making the most of all the filters available to find the training you need? Here’s a small illustrated guide to some of the most popular training course filters.  1. Topic area  If you are looking to expand your employees’ knowledge in a particular area, you might be looking for the topic criteria. Remember to check if there are more options than displayed by scrolling up and down. 2. Learning format   There are various formats to choose your next employees’ training from when selecting the ‘Search training’ option, including:  Face-to-face - traditional classroom-style learning  Remote - Live online interactive classes  On Demand - study online at your own pace  Some training providers might also offer the option to take an exam after specific training courses.  You can read more about choosing remote vs on demand training from our previous blog .    3. Duration  It is important to know the amount of time your employees will re

Ruth Tatanga CEng MCIBSE rises to the #CIBSE125Challenges by sharing her engineering journey

The theme for  #NationalEngineeringDay  2022 is how engineering improves lives. We hear from Ruth Tatanga, CEng MCIBSE as she shares her engineering journey, r ising to the #CIBSE125Challenges  and celebrating  #NationalEngineeringDay   (02 November 2022) Ruth is chair of the Young Engineers Network (YEN) London Committee. She is also a member of CIBSE's Minority Ethnic Group Panel and was one of the 2022 judges for the Apprentice of the Year, at the CIBSE Young Engineers Awards (11 October 2022).  Read about Ruth's journey below: I wanted to work in the energy sector in general as, growing up in Cameroon, it was the main driver of the economy and employment. I started my journey with the French equivalent of an HND in Energy Engineering, and the internship at the end of the program was what made me fall in love with building services and sustainability. I went to Guadeloupe Island for three months and worked on energy audits and energy efficiency refurbishment. During this t