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Copyright BSRIA Limited and its licensors - All Rights Reserved Quantification of heat energy losses through the building envelope: A state-of-the-art analysis with critical and comprehensive review on infrared thermography https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/quantification-of-heat-energy-losses-through-the-building-envelope-a-state-of-the-art-analysis-with-critical-and-comprehensive-review-on-infrared-thermography/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/quantification-of-heat-energy-losses-through-the-building-envelope-a-state-of-the-art-analysis-with-critical-and-comprehensive-review-on-infrared-thermography/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT This study starts from the common approaches for the U-value evaluation (analogies with coeval buildings, the calculation method, the in-situ measurements and the... Vertical greenery systems: a systematic review of research needs https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/vertical-greenery-systems-a-systematic-review-of-research-needs/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/vertical-greenery-systems-a-systematic-review-of-research-needs/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT This paper systematically reviews available publications on vertical greenery systems (VGS and classifies them according to 13 distinct themes.... Methodology for detection of occupant actions in residential buildings using indoor environment monitoring systems https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/methodology-for-detection-of-occupant-actions-in-residential-buildings-using-indoor-environment-monitoring-systems/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/methodology-for-detection-of-occupant-actions-in-residential-buildings-using-indoor-environment-monitoring-systems/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Occupant behaviour is the subject of the current study. The number of studies in this area has been increasing over the past decade. Monitoring systems are frequently... Influence of relative air humidity and movement on human thermal perception in classrooms in a hot and humid climate https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/influence-of-relative-air-humidity-and-movement-on-human-thermal-perception-in-classrooms-in-a-hot-and-humid-climate/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/influence-of-relative-air-humidity-and-movement-on-human-thermal-perception-in-classrooms-in-a-hot-and-humid-climate/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT This paper evaluates the influence of relative humidity and air speed on the occupant's thermal perception. Field studies were conducted in naturally ventilated and fan... Post occupancy evaluation and internal environmental monitoring of the new BREEAM "Excellent" Land Rover / Ben Ainslie Racing team https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/post-occupancy-evaluation-and-internal-environmental-monitoring-of-the-new-breeam-excellent-land-rover-ben-ainslie-racing-team/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/post-occupancy-evaluation-and-internal-environmental-monitoring-of-the-new-breeam-excellent-land-rover-ben-ainslie-racing-team/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT This paper describes an energy efficiency, post occupancy and BREEAM case study carried out at the Land Rover/Ben Ainslie Racing (LR/BAR) Team headquarters building... Cross-modal effects of illuminance and room temperature on indoor environmental perception https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/cross-modal-effects-of-illuminance-and-room-temperature-on-indoor-environmental-perception/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/cross-modal-effects-of-illuminance-and-room-temperature-on-indoor-environmental-perception/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT The cross-modal effects of illuminance and room temperature were investigated in an indoor environmental chamber with 120 university students (60 men and 60 women) aged 18-26 Lowering greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment by combining ground source heat pumps, photovoltaics and battery storage https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/lowering-greenhouse-gas-emissions-in-the-built-environment-by-combining-ground-source-heat-pumps-photovoltaics-and-battery-storage/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/lowering-greenhouse-gas-emissions-in-the-built-environment-by-combining-ground-source-heat-pumps-photovoltaics-and-battery-storage/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) have been suggested to replace gas-based heating in urban environments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help to comply with the Paris... Heating system energy flexibility of low-energy residential buildings https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/heating-system-energy-flexibility-of-low-energy-residential-buildings/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/heating-system-energy-flexibility-of-low-energy-residential-buildings/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT The study investigated the physical potential for flexibility and analysed the thermal storage capacity existing inherently in the structural mass. Two building types... New perspectives in thermal performance test: cost effective apparatus and extended data analysis https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/new-perspectives-in-thermal-performance-test-cost-effective-apparatus-and-extended-data-analysis/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/new-perspectives-in-thermal-performance-test-cost-effective-apparatus-and-extended-data-analysis/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT ental methods, namely thermal response test (TRT) and thermal performance test (TPT), have been used in the field of ground-source heat pumps (GSHPs) for different purposes. The role of household level electricity data in improving estimates of the impacts of climate on building electricity use https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/the-role-of-household-level-electricity-data-in-improving-estimates-of-the-impacts-of-climate-on-building-electricity-use/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/the-role-of-household-level-electricity-data-in-improving-estimates-of-the-impacts-of-climate-on-building-electricity-use/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT In this study, we use smart meter data records of electricity use for 1245 households across California, along with hourly ambient temperature records, to compute.... Behavior of shallow tunnel in soft soil under seismic conditions https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/behavior-of-shallow-tunnel-in-soft-soil-under-seismic-conditions/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/behavior-of-shallow-tunnel-in-soft-soil-under-seismic-conditions/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT In tunneling practices, it is vital to have an accurate estimate of the depth of embedment of the tunnel; lining thickness and shape of the tunnel, which enables... Impact of soil erosion voids on reinforced concrete pipe responses to surface loads https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/impact-of-soil-erosion-voids-on-reinforced-concrete-pipe-responses-to-surface-loads/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/impact-of-soil-erosion-voids-on-reinforced-concrete-pipe-responses-to-surface-loads/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT This paper discusses the results of controlled, full-scale laboratory experiments on 0.9 m (36 in.) internal diameter reinforced concrete pipes (RC pipes) in the presence... Risks of waste https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/risks-of-waste/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/risks-of-waste/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT This article is the first part of a two part series on the issue of fire hazards and fire suppression at waste and recycling sites... Time for rethink? https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/time-for-rethink/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/time-for-rethink/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT This article discusses the types of fire suppression systems available and compares the performance of the agents used in them such as water, dry powder, carbon dioxide... A review of the role of distributed generation (DG) in future electricity systems https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/a-review-of-the-role-of-distributed-generation-dg-in-future-electricity-systems/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/a-review-of-the-role-of-distributed-generation-dg-in-future-electricity-systems/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT This paper explores the factors that influence the role of DG in future electricity systems and the existing tools that can be used to explore how these factors can impact... The efficiency of electricity-use of China and its influencing factors https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/the-efficiency-of-electricity-use-of-china-and-its-influencing-factors/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/the-efficiency-of-electricity-use-of-china-and-its-influencing-factors/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Employing the epsilon-based measure (EBM) model, this study measures the efficiency of electricity use in China regions spanning from 2006-2015 Integrated operation design and control of organic rankine cycle systems with disturbances https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/integrated-operation-design-and-control-of-organic-rankine-cycle-systems-with-disturbances/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/integrated-operation-design-and-control-of-organic-rankine-cycle-systems-with-disturbances/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Traditionally, the control design of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) is sequential. The operating condition is obtained first by steady-state optimization, and then the... Improvement of passive behaviour of existing buildings through the integration of active solar energy systems https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/improvement-of-passive-behaviour-of-existing-buildings-through-the-integration-of-active-solar-energy-systems/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/improvement-of-passive-behaviour-of-existing-buildings-through-the-integration-of-active-solar-energy-systems/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT This study aims at making an environmental assessment of the integration of active solar energy systems on building envelopes in southern Europe. A robust design of nearly zero energy building systems considering performance degradation and maintenance https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/a-robust-design-of-nearly-zero-energy-building-systems-considering-performance-degradation-and-maintenance/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/a-robust-design-of-nearly-zero-energy-building-systems-considering-performance-degradation-and-maintenance/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Nearly zero energy buildings (nZEBs) are considered as a promising solution to mitigate the energy and environmental problems. A proper sizing of the nZEB systems (e.g. HVAC.. Environmental impact assessment of building envelope components for low-rise buildings https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/environmental-impact-assessment-of-building-envelope-components-for-low-rise-buildings/ https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/information-centre/library/item/environmental-impact-assessment-of-building-envelope-components-for-low-rise-buildings/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT The selection of building envelope components has a high impact on all the lifecycle phases of a building, from the environmental and energy perspectives, and plays a...