Designing for thermal comfort

The latest edition of CIBSE’s Guide A ‘Environmental design’ takes into account the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and the 2006 Building Regulations Approved Documents Parts L and F. There are also new guidelines on maximum workplace temperatures and how to calculate them. The guide also offers insights into best-practice methods in building-services design and on factors to be considered when choosing calculation methods. It costs £106, with discounts for CIBSE members.

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Wellbeing and building services

Building services have a significant part to play in improving the wellbeing of occupants in offices. 

Part 2: Holding onto specifications

Alan Jamieson discusses how to keep specifications intact from the design to the completion, a common challenge in M&E engineering.