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Withdrawn and superseded publications

BSRIA publications may be withdrawn when the guidance or research findings contained in them become out-of-date or are no longer needed by the industry. BSRIA publications are sometimes superseded by new or updated guidance. Withdrawn and superseded publications are available as pdf only. Downloads are free to BSRIA members, or £30 + VAT for non-members.

As with all guidance in BSRIA publications, risk associated with use of material from withdrawn or superseded publications is borne entirely by the user. Please contact the publications manager, David Bleicher if you have any questions about the validity or currency of information in any BSRIA publication.


Green Building and Sustainability (superseded) (TG15/2018) by BSRIA (September 2018)

This topic guide describes what 'green building' and building sustainably actually means.


Brexit Topic Guide (Withdrawn) (TG 13/2018) by BSRIA (September 2017)

The aim of this guide is to help members get a quick overview and understanding of all things Brexit.


Trends towards wearables and wellbeing in buildings – a threat or opportunity for the HVAC industry? (withdrawn) (WP 6/2017) by Henry Lawson (September 2017)

Wearables have the potential to help with traditional HVAC management systems and provide a personalised environment suited to the individual wearer. By tracking the wearer’s movements they can help ensure that heating and cooling is directed to where it is needed and take account of variable factor


Brexit white paper (Withdrawn) (WP 5/2017) by BSRIA (March 2017)

BSRIA presents the results from a major engagement exercise with its members and the industry has undertaken to identify the key issues in the specific context of the built environment industry, covering both threats and opportunities.


Smart Technology (Withdrawn) (TG9/2016) by BSRIA (December 2016)

This is a withdrawn publication.


Retrofit, Refurbishment & the Growth of Connected HVAC Technology (Withdrawn) (WP 4/2016) by Jeremy Towler (March 2016)

This white paper is the outcome of a BSRIA Diamond group discussion to look at what technologies will be used for refurbishment & retrofit in the future, what would be the roadblocks and will a building life cycle approach really work?


Future Building Trends – Impacts – Solutions (withdrawn) (WP 3/2015) by Jeremy Towler (December 2015)

This paper examines: how buildings can improve productivity and wellbeing – touching on all aspects of building design, construction, use, and maintenance. Also, the relationship of buildings with their immediate environment as well as their connection to the wider world.


Product and Systems for Generation Z in Reduced Carbon Buildings (withdrawn) (WP 2/2015) by Jeremy Towler (September 2015)

This paper looks at: ‘What will be the expectations of Generation Z – the ‘smart’ generation?; what does our industry need to do to deliver these expectations?


Achieving Carbon Targets and Bridging the Skills Gap (withdrawn) (WP 1/2015) by Jeremy Towler (August 2015)

This paper looks at what our industry needs from the government to achieve carbon targets and to address the resourcing and skills issues we face.


Soft Landings Core Principles (Superseded) (BG 38/2014) by Bunn R, Usable Building Trust (March 2014)

These Soft Landings Core Principles have been developed by BSRIA working with the BSRIA Soft Landings Network. They are written for construction clients and their professional teams as guidance to inform Soft Landings processes for both new build and refurbishment projects. A...

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