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Knowledge Archive

CIBSE's archived publications may be of value to our membership and, hopefully, to the wider industry, and many of these may be difficult to obtain elsewhere. The titles below are currently available for download, and many others are available on request - to request a price for a title, please email 

Guide E: Fire Safety Engineering (2010), superseded in 2019
Technical Memorandum 24: Environmental factors affecting office worker performance: Review (1999), withdrawn in 2019
Technical Memorandum 29: HVAC strategies for well-insulated airtight buildings (2002), withdrawn in 2018 
Technical Memorandum 36: Climate change and the indoor environment (2005), withdrawn in 2018
Commissioning Code L: Lighting (2003), superseded in 2018
Research Report 04: Engineering design calculations and use of margins (1994), withdrawn in 2018
Knowledge Series 10: Biomass heating (2007), withdrawn in 2018 as largely superseded by AM15 (2014)

SLL titles

Guide to lighting of licensed premises (2011), superseded by LG18 (2018)
Lighting Guide 02: Hospitals and healthcare buildings 2008, superseded by LG02 (2019)
Lighting Guide 06: The outdoor environment (1992), superseded by LG06 (2016)
SLL Lighting Handbook (2009), superseded by the Lighting Handbook (2018)

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