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Inkling team photos

We took the opportunity of all being in the same place at the same time for our 2023 Christmas get-together to have some pictures taken of the whole Inkling team. We booked the kind and helpful Joscha Mayer to do the honours in the Granary square area behind Kings Cross, and we are really pleased […]

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Delivering Net Zero

This blog post is a hymn to collaboration. Late last year Inkling were delighted to be invited to collaborate with four other consultancies on a piece of work commissioned by a consortium of 18 London Boroughs. In light of a revision to Part L, the boroughs worked together to procure this research to help inform […]

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Susie wins a CIBSE medal

Susie was delighted to receive a CIBSE bronze medal during the proceedings at the Technical Symposium in Glasgow last month. The nomination was for a range of contributions she has made to CIBSE and industry over the last 20 years.

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Part O – the Inkling appraisal – Part 3

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Part O of the Building Regulations (England) came into force in June 2022. Susie Diamond shares her thoughts on the subject with a 3rd instalment. A lot of my concerns regarding the complexity of the Approved Document including the ‘simplified method’ and ensuring that all the fiddly requirements are met pre-planning to avoid costly redesign […]

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CIBSE Technical Symposium 2022

Both Susie and Claire attended this years Technical Symposium at London South Bank University 21-22 April this year. We were slightly giddy at being out and about, catching up with people after so long, and mixing with so many humans in one place. As usual there was a great mix of academic researchers and industry […]

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TM54 gets a refresh

Inkling are proud to have been on the working group delivering the newly published 2022 update to CIBSE TM54. The original version was published in 2013, and has become the central protocol for evaluating the operational energy performance of buildings at the design stage. I have always liked its flexible approach, allowing modellers to exercise […]

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Inkling at Building Simulation and Optimisation 2018 Conference

I represented Inkling at the Building Simulation and Optimisation 2018 Conference at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge on 11-12 September. I was able to attend two of the three keynote sessions, the first was from Dr Penny Carey of Portakabin on “Meeting the challenges of improving building standards within the construction industry”. This engaging presentation […]

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CIBSE AM11: Building Performance Modelling – what’s it all about?

The much anticipated update to the 1998 version of the AM11 CIBSE application manual on Building Performance Modelling was published in November 2015. The manual has been extensively updated reflecting the many changes in the building modelling landscape since the initial release, including advances in computing power and software, changes in legislation and increased industry […]

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New CIBSE publication on Integrated School Design

CIBSE have recently published TM57 Integrated School Design. This document covers various design aspects for schools such as thermal comfort, acoustics, daylighting, air quality and ventilation.   It states:   “Teaching and learning spaces pose a great challenge to designers and engineers as the environmental needs are more complex than with most rooms. The challenge […]

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Inkling @ #CIBSESymposium 2015

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At Inkling both Susie and Claire made contributions to the organising of the CIBSE Technical Symposium 2015. We were keen to attend the two-day event event at UCL, and have taken this opportunity to write up and share our experience of it.   Sergio Fox (Architecture without Engineers) opened the event with an interesting and entertaining […]

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