Latest journals from the BSRIA library https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/ en We've been serving the information needs of our members since 1955. Our collections give you access to the largest building services library in Europe. With over 70,000 items covering standards, journals, books and reports and an ever expanding digital library our services provide you with access to the information you need. Copyright BSRIA Limited and its licensors - All Rights Reserved Make sure you know about NOx https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/make-sure-you-know-about-nox/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/make-sure-you-know-about-nox/ Fri, 01 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMT This autumn, ErP regulations regarding emissions of NOx came into force leading to a whole host of new or improved products entering the market. The author explains what... Conceptual approaches to wellbeing in buildings: a scoping review https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/conceptual-approaches-to-wellbeing-in-buildings-a-scoping-review/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/conceptual-approaches-to-wellbeing-in-buildings-a-scoping-review/ Sun, 01 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT his paper adopts a scoping review method aiming to establish the most prevalent and insightful definitions and dimensions of wellbeing in buildings applied in the recent... Indoor thermal environment optimal control for thermal comfort and energy saving based on online monitoring of thermal sensation https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/indoor-thermal-environment-optimal-control-for-thermal-comfort-and-energy-saving-based-on-online-monitoring-of-thermal-sensation/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/indoor-thermal-environment-optimal-control-for-thermal-comfort-and-energy-saving-based-on-online-monitoring-of-thermal-sensation/ Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT In order to improve thermal comfort and save energy, this study proposes an indoor thermal environment optimal control method based on online monitoring of thermal sensation Control methods for a direct-ground cooling system: an experimental study on office cooling with ground-coupled ceiling cooling panels https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/control-methods-for-a-direct-ground-cooling-system-an-experimental-study-on-office-cooling-with-ground-coupled-ceiling-cooling-panels/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/control-methods-for-a-direct-ground-cooling-system-an-experimental-study-on-office-cooling-with-ground-coupled-ceiling-cooling-panels/ Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT This article experimentally investigates the performance of two control methods (the supply water temperature method and the water flow control method) for a direct-ground... Indoor air quality, ventilation and their associations with sick building sydrome in Chinese homes https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/indoor-air-quality-ventilation-and-their-associations-with-sick-building-sydrome-in-chinese-homes/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/indoor-air-quality-ventilation-and-their-associations-with-sick-building-sydrome-in-chinese-homes/ Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT In order to improve thermal comfort and save energy, this study proposes an indoor thermal environment optimal control method based on online monitoring of thermal sensation Vacuum insulation panels in construction solutions for energy efficient retrofitting of buildings. Two case studies in Spain and Sweden https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/vacuum-insulation-panels-in-construction-solutions-for-energy-efficient-retrofitting-of-buildings-two-case-studies-in-spain-and-sweden/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/vacuum-insulation-panels-in-construction-solutions-for-energy-efficient-retrofitting-of-buildings-two-case-studies-in-spain-and-sweden/ Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT This paper presents two innovative facade retrofitting solutions, a rear ventilated facade and a stud mounted internal solution that help reduce heat losses. Evaluation of energy renovation strategies for 12 historic building types using LCC optimization https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/evaluation-of-energy-renovation-strategies-for-12-historic-building-types-using-lcc-optimization/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/evaluation-of-energy-renovation-strategies-for-12-historic-building-types-using-lcc-optimization/ Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT The present paper provides an evaluation of cost-optimal energy renovation strategies for historic buildings using LCC optimization software OPERA-MILP. The evaluation is.... Development and visualization of time-based building energy performance metrics https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/development-and-visualization-of-time-based-building-energy-performance-metrics/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/development-and-visualization-of-time-based-building-energy-performance-metrics/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT This paper examines an approach for visualizing the impact of robust passive measures to improve resilience in multi-unit residential buildings in three climatic zones.... Text-mining building maintenance work orders for component fault frequency https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/text-mining-building-maintenance-work-orders-for-component-fault-frequency/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/text-mining-building-maintenance-work-orders-for-component-fault-frequency/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT This paper explores the option of analysing maintenance records and requests for maintenance to spot the occurrence of faults building equipment and where they occur.... Analysing user preferences for co-working space characteristics https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/analysing-user-preferences-for-co-working-space-characteristics/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/analysing-user-preferences-for-co-working-space-characteristics/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT The aim of this research is to analyse user preferences for co-working space characteristics. Stated choice data were collected by means of a questionnaire which was.... Building energy performance: sphere area as a fair normalization concept https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/building-energy-performance-sphere-area-as-a-fair-normalization-concept/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/building-energy-performance-sphere-area-as-a-fair-normalization-concept/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT Residential building energy performance indicators are compared with a different approach for the normalization of the characteristic yearly primary energy use.... Protection value and functional service life of heritage timber buildings https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/protection-value-and-functional-service-life-of-heritage-timber-buildings/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/protection-value-and-functional-service-life-of-heritage-timber-buildings/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT This research intends to establish a correlation between the functional performance of heritage buildings and the Chilean code related to the definition of the preservation... Householders co-managing energy systems: space for collaboration? https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/householders-co-managing-energy-systems-space-for-collaboration/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/householders-co-managing-energy-systems-space-for-collaboration/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT The potential role of households as 'co-managers' of energy in smart grids is widely discussed in the social science literature. Much remains uncertain about the social.... The role of social sustainability in building assessment https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/the-role-of-social-sustainability-in-building-assessment/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/the-role-of-social-sustainability-in-building-assessment/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT This paper focuses on social sustainability, rather than environmental sustainability, for improving occupant comfort when designing or refurbishing buildings.... Policy implications for the performance gap of low-carbon building techniques https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/policy-implications-for-the-performance-gap-of-low-carbon-building-techniques/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/policy-implications-for-the-performance-gap-of-low-carbon-building-techniques/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT This paper explores existing research on the building energy performance gap and focuses on qualitative indicators such as installation issues, staff training, incentives... Clearing the air on EU guidance projects for school buildings https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/clearing-the-air-on-eu-guidance-projects-for-school-buildings/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/clearing-the-air-on-eu-guidance-projects-for-school-buildings/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT This paper compares schemes for the designing or retrofitting of school ventilation and air quality systems. Two programmes: SINPHONIE and Schools for the Future are compared. House of Commons: a precedent for post-occupancy evaluation https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/house-of-commons-a-precedent-for-post-occupancy-evaluation/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/house-of-commons-a-precedent-for-post-occupancy-evaluation/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT Focusing on the post-occupancy history of the House of Commons from 1854 until 1941 as a case study, this paper examines the nature and functions of earlier precursors.... Life cycle assessment of a Danish office building designed for disassembly https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/life-cycle-assessment-of-a-danish-office-building-designed-for-disassembly/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/life-cycle-assessment-of-a-danish-office-building-designed-for-disassembly/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT his paper considers key methodological issues for quantifying the environmental implications of CE principles and proposes a life cycle assessment (LCA) allocation method... Communicating environmental information: rethinking options for construction products https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/communicating-environmental-information-rethinking-options-for-construction-products/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/communicating-environmental-information-rethinking-options-for-construction-products/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT This paper explores various approaches to grouping the different impact indicators and to determining proxy indicators and impact indices as single scores within these.... Optimal spaces for those living with dementia: principles and evidence https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/optimal-spaces-for-those-living-with-dementia-principles-and-evidence/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/optimal-spaces-for-those-living-with-dementia-principles-and-evidence/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT This paper presents a synthesis of diverse and disparate evidence in the research literature that provide insights into the impacts of aspects of the built environment on...