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Site layout planning for daylight and sunlight: A guide to good practice
Paul Littlefair

This highly regarded BRE guide gives advice on site layout planning to achieve good sunlighting and daylighting both within buildings and in the open spaces between them. New material covers dense urban areas, trees and hedges.

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ISBN: 978-1-84806-374-7
Author: Richard Chitty and Chunli Cao
Publication date: 15 September 2014

Understand how computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is applied to building design. This guide for non-experts gives guidance on best practice, focussing on fire safety, ventilation, thermal comfort and wind movement around buildings.

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ISBN: 978-1-84806-366-2
Author: Yetunde Abdul and Richard Quartermaine
Publication date: 1 August 2014

Learn about the costs and payback of design and construction strategies that enhance building sustainability and help to achieve BREEAM ratings. This report looks at low-cost or no-cost actions that can be used to enhance building sustainability as well as those process... Read more...

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ISBN: 978-1-86081-275-0
Author: P J Littlefair
Publication date: 1 May 1999

Get guidance on specifying solar shading to allow good use of winter solar gain and daylighting without summer overheating, to prevent glare on comuter screens and to provide privacy for building occupants. This BRE guide describes the commonly used shading devices.

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Author: Baca Architects and BRE
ISBN: 978-1-84806-101-9
Publication date: 31 July 2009

Discover how an integrated design approach to sustainable, adaptable and safer development can allow us to live comfortably with water, not fight against it. This highly illustrated book shows how this can be achieved, what it might cost and how it might look. It combines planning poli... Read more...

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ISBN: 978-1-84806-200-9
Author: S Matthews and B Reeves
Publication date: 20 July 2012

Get new guidance on the structural assessment and strengthening options for large panel system (LPS) dwelling blocks, focusing primarily on their resistance to accidental loading associated with gas explosions.

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ISBN: 978-1-84806-084-5
Author: Carol Atkinson, Alan Yates and Martin Wyatt
Publication date: 16 February 2009

Learn about the key issues and initiatives in defining and measuring sustainability, both in the UK and internationally. This report outlines a representative sample of the major tools and initiatives that encourage improved performance in this field.

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ISBN: 978-1-84806-028-9
Author: J Prior and C Williams
Publication date: 2 May 2008

How are BREEAM, EcoHomes and the Code for Sustainable Homes being used by local authorlties? Find out how they are overcoming the barriers to sustainable development.

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  • Shows how BREEAM, EcoHomes and the Code for Sustainable Homes are being...
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ISBN: 978-1-86081-515-7
Author: Charles Stirling
Publication date: 1 January 2002

Understand the more important technical risks associated with meeting the requirements of the building regulations for thermal insulation. Technical risks are highlighted and these are followed by actions that could be taken to avoid the risk.

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ISBN: 978-1-86081-903-2
Author: Flood Repairs Forum
Publication date: 7 March 2006

Compiled by the Flood Repairs Forum, this publication helps those who are less experienced in flood repairs to understand the basic insurance and technical issues involved, and the key elements of customer care - recognising that communication and management of expectation rest at the h... Read more...

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