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Carbon Bites

This page presents short articles by EPG members on topics of current interest to the energy performance of buildings.

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27: District Heating
         Robin Hamaker, Pulse Business Energy, May 2016

26: Metering
         Saadia Ansari, Reading University, May 2016

25: Occupant Behaviour – Do occupants matter?
         Richard Tetlow, AECOM, May 2016

24: Post occupancy evaluation
         Anna Menezes, Tesco Stores Limited & Lisa Pasquale, Six Cylinder, April 2016

23: Building Controls (for people, not robots)
         Maria-Anna Chatzopoulou, Imperial, April 2016

22: Legal Background to Building Energy Performance
         Elisa Bruno, Arup Associates, April 2016

21: Energy Performance Contracting
         Zachary Gill, Willmott Dixon Energy Services, Feb 2015

20: CIBSE TM 54 - Evaluating Operational Performance of Buildings
         Anna Menezes, Tesco Stores Limited, Feb 2015

19: Building Energy Efficiency Standards in Mexico
         Liliana Campos-Arriaga, Low Carbon Architecture, Jun 2013

18: Passivhaus Refurbishment
         Mark Dowson, Buro Happold, Oct 2012

17: Home energy displays
         Nicola Combe, Buro Happold / British Gas, Aug 2012

16: Usability of domestic heating controls
         Nicola Combe, Buro Happold / British Gas, Aug 2012

15: Behaviour change within buildings
         Nicola Combe, Buro Happold / British Gas, Aug 2012

14: Some design notes on passive chilled beams
         Keith Calder, Foster + Partners, Aug 2012

13: Green Deal - what was it & what were the key issues?
         Mark Dowson, Buro Happold, Jul 2012

12: Sub-metering
         Tony Johnstone, Jassoc, Feb 2012

11: The Performance Gap
         Anna Carolina Menezes, AECOM, Feb 2012

10: Dynamic simulation modelling
         Andy Hutton, Max Fordham Consulting Engineers, Feb 2012

9: Commissioning in the UAE - So it works
       Glenn Massey, Hoare Lea & Partners, Jul 2011

8: Embodied Energy & Building Services
       Roger Hitchin, Independent consultant, Jun 2011

7: Voltage Optimization
       Tony Johnstone, Jassoc, Feb 2011

6: BREEAM: Carbon-related issues 
       Ben Cartmell, Southfacing Services, Mar 2011

5: Photovoltaic Panels
       Sarah Royse, Inbuilt, Mar 2011

4: The CRC energy efficiency scheme
       John Field, Power Efficiency, Feb 2011

3: Domestic low-carbon retrofit
       Michael Birnie, VolkerFitzpatrick, Feb 2011

2: Daylighting design for low-energy buildings
       Brian Spires, HLM Architects, Feb 2011

1: Heat pumps: an adequate solution?
       Bruce Boucher, Bruce Boucher Consultancy, Jan 2011

All Carbon Bites have been written by a member of the CIBSE Energy Performance Group and do not necessarily reflect the views of CIBSE. CIBSE and the author are not responsible for the interpretation or application of the information it contains.

Director of Carbon Bites
Mark Dowson CEng MCIBSE,