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Design and management guides

This section contains guides that will assist with the design and management of the design of building services systems. For a full list of BSRIA's guides visit A-Z of guides.

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Building Performance Evaluation in Domestic Buildings (BG64/2016) by Michelle Agha-Hossein et al (November 2016)

This guide explains how to use Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) to address issues of inefficiency and poor comfort in domestic buildings. It is a general introduction to BPE, and explains why it is important and how it can be carried out.

2.

Floor Plenum Airtightness – Guidance and Testing Methodology (BG65/2016) by Tom Jones (July 2016)

A floor plenum is a void between a building’s floor structure and a raised access floor, used for distributing conditioned air to the spaces above. The airtightness of floor plenums can be a serious comfort and energy efficiency issue. This BSRIA guide recommends upper limits for both plenum leakage

3.

Model Format for Building Services Specifications (BG56/2016) by John Sands (March 2016)

This guide, a joint venture with CIBSE and BESA, provides a model format for building services specifications. This will aid efficiency and understanding for all parties involved in preparing and using specifications.

4.

Carbon and Cost Analysis Set (CC1) by Churcher D, Prof Hammond G, Jones C. - Editors Lowrie F. Tse P (March 2016)

BSRIA's set of three guides covering carbon, cost and environmental analysis. Contains Life Cycle Costing (BG 67/2016), Life Cycle Assessment (BG 52/2013) and Embodied Carbon – the inventory of carbon and energy (BG 10/2011).

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Model Specification and Design Framework Set of 2 guides (DFMS) by John Sands and David Churcher (March 2016)

Set contains Design Framework for Building Services (BG06/2014) and Model Format for Building Services Specifications (BG56/2016). Save 20% when you buy both guides together.

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Life Cycle Costing (BG67/2016) by David Churcher and Peter Tse (March 2016)

This guide replaces BG5/2008, Whole Life Costing and presents a simple process for the calculation of life cycle costs. Life cycle costing complements the move towards use of information models to improve asset and project management.

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Heat Interface Units (BG62/2015) by Reginald Brown (December 2015)

Covers the application and installation of both direct and indirect heat interface units for residential and small commercial applications within district or commercial heat networks

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CIBSE/ADE Heat Interface Units set (CP1/BG62) by Reginald Brown / Paul Woods (December 2015)

Set contains Heat Interface Units (BG 62/2015) and Heat Networks: Code of Practice for the UK (CIBSE/ADE CP1)

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Heat Networks: Code of Practice for the UK (CP1) by Paul Woods (December 2015)

Heat Networks: Code of Practice for the UK has been produced as a joint project between CIBSE and the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE).

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Soft Landings Set of 5 guides (SL5) by (September 2015)

BSRIA's set contains 2015 GSL guide, How to Procure Soft Landings, Soft Landings Framework, Soft Landings Core Principles and Pitstopping guides