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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 purchase. If the title you would like is not listed below, please email [email protected]


A Guide to Current Practice, 1st edition (IHVE, 1940)
A Guide to Current Practice, 2nd edition (IHVE)
A Guide to Current Practice, 3rd edition (IHVE, 1965)
Guide B Installation and equipment data (1970)
Guide B5 Fire protection systems (1976) 
Guide B Installation and equipment data (1986)
Guide A Environmental design (2006), superseded in 2015
Guide B Installation and equipment data (1970)
Guide B Installation and equipment data (1986)
Guide B Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (2005), superseded in 2016
Guide D Transportation in buildings (2010)
Guide D Transportation in buildings (2015), superseded in 2020
Guide E Fire safety engineering (2010), superseded in 2019
Guide F Energy efficiency (2004), superseded in 2012
Guide G Public health engineering (1999)
Guide G Public health engineering (2004), superseded in 2014
Guide H Building control systems (2000), superseded in 2009
Guide J Weather, solar and illuminance data (2002) - withdrawn, no new edition
Guide L Sustainability (2007), superseded in 2020
Guide M Maintenance engineering and management (2008), superseded in 2014
Guide to ownership, operation and maintenance of building services (2000), superseded by Guide M (2008) and again by Guide M (2014)

Technical Memoranda

TM01 Recommendations relating the design of air-handling systems to fire and smoke control in buildings (1974)
TM02 Notes on legislation relating to fire and services in buildings (1974)
TM03 Notes on legislation relating to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (1974)
TM04 Design notes of the middle east (1979)
TM04 Design notes of the middle east (1990)
TM05 The calculation and use of utilisation factors (1980)
TM06 Lighting for visual display units (1981)
TM07 Recommendations on the use of small programmable calculators (1982)
TM08 Design notes for ductwork (1983)
TM09 Notes on non-statutory codes and standards relating to fire and services in buildings (1982)
TM10 The calculation of glare indices (1985)
TM11 The selection and application of heat pumps (1985)
TM12 Emergency lighting (1986)
TM13 Minimising the risk of legionnaires' disease (1987)
TM13 Minimising the risk of legionnaires' disease (1991)
TM13 Minimising the risk of legionnaires' disease (2002)
TM14 CIBSE standard file format for the electronic transfer of luminaire photometric data (1988), withdrawn in 2023
TM15 Design guidance for heat pump systems (1988)
TM16 Fire precautions: sources of information on legal and other requirements (1990)
TM17 Building services maintenance management (1994)
TM18 Ice storage (1994)
TM19 Relationships for smoke control calculations (1995)
TM20 Health, safety and welfare in the built environment (1995)
TM21 Minimising pollution at air intakes (1999)
TM22 Energy assessment and reporting method (1999)
TM23 Testing buildings for air leakage (2000)
TM24 Environmental factors affecting office worker performance: A review of evidence (1999)
TM25 Understanding building integrated photovoltaics (2000)
TM26 Hygienic maintenance of office ventilation ductwork (2000), withdrawn in 2023
TM28 Benchmarking lighting design software (2000), withdrawn in 2023
TM29 HVAC strategies for well-insulated airtight buildings (2002), withdrawn in 2018
TM32 Guidance for the use of the carbon emissions calculation method (2003)
TM34 Weather data with climate change scenarios (2004)
TM36 Climate change and the indoor environment (2005), withdrawn in 2018
TM38 Renewable energy sources for buildings (2006), withdrawn in 2020 as largely superseded by Guide L: Sustainability
TM40 Health issues in building services (2006), superseded in 2020
TM50 Energy efficiency in commercial kitchens (2009), superseded in 2021
TM54 Evaluating energy performance of buildings at the design stage (2013), superseded in 2022

Applications Manuals

AM3 Condensing boilers (1989), withdrawn
AM7 Information technology and buildings (1989) (ARCHIVED)
AM8 Private and standby generation of electricity (1992) (ARCHIVED)

Commissioning Codes

CCL Lighting (2003), superseded in 2018
CCM Commissioning management (2003), superseded in 2022

Codes of Practice

CP1 Heat networks: Code of Practice for the UK (2015), superseded in 2020

Knowledge Series

KS10 Biomass heating (2007), withdrawn in 2018 as largely superseded by AM15 (2014)

Research Reports

RR04 Engineering design calculations and use of margins (1994), withdrawn in 2018

CIBSE Briefings

HWB01 Keeping cool in a heat wave: Top tips for facilities managers (2010)
HWB02 Keeping cool in a heat wave: Top tips for building users (2010)
CB04 Enhanced capital allowance scheme (2013)
CB06 The recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (2011)
CB07 Energy efficiency in refurbishment (2003)
CB08 Reducing emissions through energy efficiency (2003)
CB10 Thermal comfort in a 21st century climate (2004)

SLL titles

Guide to limiting obtrusive light (2012), superseded by LG21 (2021)
Guide to lighting of licensed premises (2011), superseded by LG18 (2018)
The SLL Lighting Handbook (2009), superseded in 2018
The SLL Code for Lighting (2012), superseded in 2022
Code for interior lighting (1984), superseded by the above publication
LG12 Emergency lighting (2015), superseded in 2022
LG12 Emergency lighting (2004), superseded in 2015
LG08 Lighting for museums and art galleries (2015), superseded in 2021
LG09 Lighting for communal residential buildings (2013), superseded in 2022
LG06 The outdoor environment (1992), superseded in (2016)
LG02 Hospitals and health care buildings (2008), superseded in (2019)
LG02 Hospitals and health care buildings (1989)

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