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Environmental design guide for naturally ventilated and daylit offices

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by D Rennie, F Parand (01-Dec-1998)


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Whilst this publication can still be purchased some of the information in it has been superseded by more recent research and standards. The BRE Group does not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage, including - without limitation - indirect or consequential loss or damage arising from use, or loss of use, of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this document.

Making sound decisions early in the design process - for example on the shape of the building and its rooms, and on the size and position of windows, and the choice of glazing - can reduce energy consumption by up to 50 percent. They can also double daylight levels and avoid overheating in summer. The design tables in this guide predict the maximum internal air temperature on a hot summer day, and the level of daylight on an overcast day in winter, for common cases such as rectangular rooms with a window in one or both ends. The guide also describes - in concise plain English with 150 illustrations - the principles for designing well daylit offices which will not overheat in summer. 64 pages.

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