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LG0 Lighting Guide 0: Introduction to Light and Lighting

This guide is based on chapter 1 of the forthcoming updated edition of the SLL Code for Lighting and has been produced as a free stand-alone document to act as an introduction to light and lighting for all those with an interest in the subject. 

TM59 Design methodology for the assessment of overheating risk in homes

Recent evidence has shown that overheating risk needs to be taken seriously in the residential sector. Many new or refurbished homes have designs that contribute to overheating risk. Download the full publication t find out more.

BEET Buildings for Extreme Environments - Tropical

This document on tropical zones is the second of a three-part series that will reflect different climate zones.

Guide B0: Applications and Activities: HVAC Strategies for Common Building Types

The Guide focuses on how different types of building and different activities within buildings influence the choice of system. Unlike the other chapters, this chapter is not available in printed form, but can be downloaded from the CIBSE website.

Guide B1: Heating 2016
This document, which forms chapter 1 of CIBSE Guide B, deals with the selection, design, commissioning, operation and management of most types of heating systems in buildings. It deals specifically with nondomestic buildings though much of the contents will apply to domestic communal heating.

Guide B2: Ventilation and Ductwork 2016
Ventilation is the process by which fresh air is provided to occupants and concentrations of potentially harmful pollutants are diluted and removed from a space. It is also used to cool a space and as a mechanism to distribute thermally conditioned air for heating and cooling. 


Guide B3: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 2016
This document, which forms chapter 3 of CIBSE Guide B, describes requirements and provides guidance on system selection with respect to generic building systems and relates primarily to office air conditioning systems. 


Guide B4: Noise and Vibration Control for Building Services Systems 2016
This Guide provides guidance to building services engineers and others involved in the design of building services on the generation, prediction, assessment and control of noise and vibration from building services, so that designers may produce systems which meet acceptable noise limits.

Guide B: Combined Index to Chapters B1 to B4 2016
Each chapter has an individual index, but to facilitate cross-referencing, this combined index allows for navigation of topics across the complete Guide. Page references are indicated by a prefix defining the chapter, and a suffix referring to the page number. For instance, 1-22 represents chapter 1, page 22. 

Lighting Guide 14: Control of Electric Lighting NEW 2016 (SLL LG14)
This LG14 'Control of electric lighting' is the first edition of a wholly new SLL Lighting Guide. It sets out a logical approach for the professional designer to consider the consultation, design, specification, commissioning and handover of a lighting installation incorporating controls.

CP2 Surface Water Source Heat Pumps: Code of Practice for the UK - Harnessing Energy from the Sea, Rivers, Canals and Lakes (CIBSE, HPA & GSHPA) NEW 2016
This Code of Practice has been produced as a joint project between the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Heat Pump Association (HPA) and the Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA).

Lighting Guide 6: The Exterior Environment (SLL LG6, LG06) 2016
Since the last edition of this guide, in 1992, there has been a surge of interest in lighting the exterior environment – in particular, light pollution, energy use and long-term sustainability have become more pertinent than ever. In the 1990s, LEDs that could produce a functional amount of light were simply not available.