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									CIBSE ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER - 23 October 2003 Information from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), 222 Balham High Road, London, SW12 9BS (Registered Charity No. 278104). Tel: 020 8675 5211, Fax: 020 8675 5449 This newsletter is automatically sent to all CIBSE members for whom we have an email address. If you do not want to receive this newsletter please send an email to with UNSUBSCRIBE in the title. INCLUDED IN THIS NEWSLETTER… • • • • • • • • • • • • • CIBSE CARBON COMPETITION DO YOU NEED HELP COMPLETING YOUR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION? LOG BOOKS SEMINAR – 26 NOVEMBER GUIDE TO CARBON EMISSIONS CALCULATION METHOD CLIMA EXPO OPENS NEXT WEEK BETTER BUILDINGS SUMMIT LIGHTING EVENTS CIBSE/ASHRAE CONFERENCE PAPERS SCOTTISH BUILDING REGULATIONS CONSULTATION CIBSE CPD EVENTS LETHAL REFRIGERATION: HOW SAFE IS YOUR SYSTEM? HOW WELL CAN YOU ADAPT: DESIGN IN ENERGY 2003 NEW BSRIA RULES OF THUMB

CIBSE CARBON COMPETITION CIBSE has launched a competition to design a scheme to reduce by 60% the carbon emissions of CIBSE HQ. For a full information pack please contact Karen Ortiz at CIBSE email DO YOU NEED HELP COMPLETING YOUR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION? With the introduction of the new streamlined timetable of professional review interviews CIBSE are putting on a series of ‘Briefing Sessions’ to enable any prospective candidates to have a clear understanding of the application process. The sessions will be run on: 4th November 2003 – CIBSE HQ (Now fully booked. Please note that we hope to run another Briefing session at CIBSE HQ in early December. Please email Emma Henriksson if you are interested) 6th November 2003 – Cardiff University 12th November 2003 – University of Northumbria 19th November 2003 – ARUP offices, Manchester 2nd December 2003 – Melvin House Hotel, Edinburgh (joint event with Scottish Region Young Engineers' Section) For more information go to and click on the Briefings sessions link. You can also contact Emma Henriksson or Bobby Wright

BUILDING LOG BOOKS: PROVIDING BETTER INFORMATION FOR BUILDINGS SEMINAR 26 NOVEMBER Following the success of the seminar held to launch CIBSE’s new Building Log Book Toolkits a further event will now be held on 26 November 2003 at CIBSE, Balham. For more details go to GUIDE TO CARBON EMISSIONS CALCULATION METHOD This new Technical Memoranda (TM32) represents the outcome of a cooperative effort with the ODPM to develop guidance on how the carbon emissions calculation method (CECM) should be used to demonstrate compliance with Part L2 of the Building Regulations. For more information go to CLIMA EXPO OPENS NEXT WEEK Clima Expo – the brand new exhibition focusing entirely on heating, ventilation and air conditioning opens next week (28-30 October) at the ExCel Exhibition Centre in London Docklands. Clima Expo features free CPD seminars, exhibitors and the new products on offer. If you haven’t already registered simply turn up on one of the days and free tickets will be available at the entrance. Alternatively you can register online at For detailed maps and travel directions please visit or GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES CONCERTED ACTION TO DRIVE UP STANDARDS IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT The government held its Better Buildings Summit on 21 October at which Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott called on industry leaders to put high quality design and environmental efficiency at the heart of the built environment. The Better Buildings Summit, organised by ODPM, DTI and Defra, brought together key industry players to join forces with government and drive forward the commitments set out in the Energy White Paper and the Sustainable Communities Plan. Secretary Margaret Beckett also launched a major new skills and training programme for heating installers to boost progress on energy efficiency highlighted in the government's Energy White Paper. Speaking at the Summit, Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt announced new green standards for all public sector developments to ensure more energy-efficient homes, schools and hospitals. For more information go to and click on the “News Releases” link. LIGHTING EVENTS 10 November: Lighting Masterclass: Quality and Innovation in Lighting (Leeds) 18 November: Novel effects of light on human physiology and behaviour (IStructE) For more information go to or contact Jonathan David on tel 020 8772 3622 or email

CIBSE/ASHRAE CONFERENCE PAPERS Papers from the highly successful CIBSE/ASHRAE Conference “Sustainability: Value & Profit” held in Edinburgh last month are now available to download on the CIBSE website. Go to and click on the Conference Papers link. SCOTTISH BUILDING REGULATIONS CONSULTATION Scottish Ministers are presently consulting on proposals to make Building Regulations and to issue Guidance Documents under the new Building (Scotland) Act 2003. This consultation and all the associated documents can be accessed from the Scottish Executive web-site If you have any comments for a CIBSE response please email Richard Howard email at CIBSE by 30 October. CIBSE CPD EVENTS BREEAM: How to get an "Excellent" Rating (London SW1) – 5 Nov Legionella: Meeting the Requirements of the New ACoP/Guidance-L8 (Leeds) – 6 Nov Sustainable Development and Construction (London SW1) – 27 Nov For full details go to and click on the CIBSE CPD Events link or tel Maggie Procopi on 01442 866378 or email LETHAL REFRIGERATION – HOW SAFE IS YOUR SYSTEM? CIBSE is supporting the 12th Annual Conference of the Institute of Refrigeration being held on 19 November 2003 at 1 Birdcage Walk, London. The theme is “Lethal Refrigeration: How Safe is your System?” and the conference aims to help companies avoid damaging incidents by examining past mistakes. For more information go to or tel 020 8647 7033. HOW WELL CAN YOU ADAPT: DESIGN IN ENERGY 2003 ESTA (the Energy Systems Trade Association) are running a series of free one day events focusing on design issues and opportunities in key areas of services technology and are applicable to new, refurbished and retrofit projects. These take place on 28 October (Glasgow), 30 October (Bradford) and 6 November (Nottingham). Full details at GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICE - UNIT AIR CONDITIONING INCLUDING HEAT PUMPS. The Heating Ventilating Contractors’ Association is about to release a revised and updated version of RAC80 ‘Guide to good practice - unit air conditioning including heat pumps’. The guide covers the selection, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems incorporating unit air conditioners or heat pumps, of the vapour compression type. For more information go to BSRIA RULES OF THUMB New from BSRIA is the fourth edition of ‘Rules of thumb’ (BG 14/2003). This new and updated version includes current data and good UK design practice for different building and system types. For full details go to

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