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Illustrated Guide to Renewable Technologies (BG 1/2008)


Carbon neutrality in construction and building operation will soon become a government objective. This guide will describe systems that provide cleaner and less environmentally damaging ways of heating, cooling and powering buildings.

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Carbon neutrality in construction and building operation will soon become a major government objective. BSRIA's publication, the Illustrated Guide to Renewable Technologies, is the ideal primer for understanding the wide variety of innovative systems that provide cleaner and less environmentally damaging ways of heating, cooling and powering buildings.

The guide describes the major technologies that can be incorporated into new and existing buildings, along with their operational characteristics, maintenance requirements, and an idea of the possible savings in carbon dioxide emissions. Designed to assist technical dialogue between a client and a design team during the briefing process, and to help a project team to identify suitable technologies. It not only explains the technologies and systems in easy-to-understand terms, but also suggests how they can interface with conventional architecture and building services.

Please note there has been an amendment to the original PDF download - Please click on Amendments and corrections for more details. The PDF download is now correct.

Can also be purchased as part of our complete Set of 6 Illustrated guides or Renewables Set (R1/2009) - guidance for designers.

The guide is also available in a single or multi site licensed version containing an unlocked PDF and an editable WORD document. 

Please note, we will process and send licenced version orders during our working hours, Monday - Thursday 08:30 - 17:00,   Friday 08:30 - 16:30 (GMT times).

Publication details

AuthorPennycook K.
No. of pages85
Number of books in set1
Date publishedApril 2008

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Illustrated Guides overview used in project briefings and for non-engineers to understand the basics


If you have any specific questions about this publication please contact our Publications Manager David Bleicher on +44 (0)1344 465529 or david.bleicher@bsria.co.uk

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