Cooling Buildings in London

Overcoming the Heat Island (BR 431)

By Hilary Graves

© 2001 – IHS BRE Press

36 pages | 2 Color Illus. | 38 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781860815263
pub: 2001-11-29
US Dollars$55.00
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About the Book

Significant underestimates of cooling loads can result from the use of rural temperature data. This guide presents the results of long-term measurements of air temperatures at 80 sites around London and includes on a diskette a design tool to allow the designer to modify Bracknell temperature data. It also outlines techniques to reduce the effects of the Central London heat island by careful design of the building and its surroundings.

About the Author

BRE, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC005000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TEC005050
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning