PUBLICATIONS

  • publication: The OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE) offers discounts on its flagship publication and invites you to participate in the launch event on 29

    The OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE) offers discounts on its flagship publication and invites you to participate in the launch event on 29

    OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE) promotes the exchange and analysis of policy, research and experience in all matters related to educational facilities.  On 29 September 2011, CELE will launch its flagship publication Designing for Education: Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011. Published once every five years, the 250-page book showcases over 60 exemplary or recently built or refurbished educational facilities from 28 countries. Each project is lavishly illustrated with colour photos, plans and descriptions. The publication includes a retrospective of educational building over the last 50 years and look at current challenges and future directions.  Designing for Education is available for purchase a special reduced rate for orders placed before 19 September 2011. To receive... complete info
  • Soft Landings for Schools: Case Studies

    The Soft Landings for Schools project was coordinated by the Usable Buildings Trust, and funded by the Technology Strategy Board. The book is edited by Mike Buckley, Bill Bordass and Roderic Bunn. November 2010 complete info
  • publication: NEW: The Architecture & Engineering of Downdraught Cooling

    NEW: The Architecture & Engineering of Downdraught Cooling

    The Architecture & Engineering of Downdraught Cooling - A Design Source BookEditor: Professor Brian Ford, Rosa Schiano-Phan, Elisabeth FrancisPHDC Press 2010 Downdraught cooling is an energy efficient alternative to conventional air-conditioning in buildings, and relies on the effect of gravity to create a downdraught, and thus circulate air from the source of cooling to the occupied zone within the building. The source of cooling may be either ‘passive’ or ‘active’, or a combination of the two, and hence the term ‘Passive & Hybrid Downdraught Cooling’ (PHDC). PHDC has the potential, demonstrated through the successful operation of a number of buildings around the world over the last 15 years, to achieve very significant savings in electrical energy. ... complete info
  • publication: CIBSE Response to DCSF School Carbon Management Plan

    CIBSE Response to DCSF School Carbon Management Plan

    This consultation paper mapped out key issues related to establishing a system and set of policies for a low carbon schools sector. It was accompanied by Towards a Schools Carbon Management Plan - Evidence and assumptions informing consultation on a schools carbon management plan. CIBSE's key message, given that schools account for around 2% of UK greenhouse gas emissions, was that the schools sector should aim for ‘leadership' status. As part of the public sector it is essentially committed to do so by government policy, and could stimulate market transformation through renewable technology in its procurement processes and leadership in measurement and management of energy. Delivering effective school environments that meet low or zero... complete info
  • publication: NEW!! SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN AND ENGINEERING

    NEW!! SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN AND ENGINEERING

    The combined challenges of health, comfort, climate change and energy security cross the boundaries of traditional building disciplines. This authoritative collection focusing mostly on energy and ventilation provides the current and next generation of building engineering professionals with what they need to work closely with many disciplines to meet these challenges. "A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering: an Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance of Buildings" covers: how to design, engineer and monitor a building in a manner that minimises the emissions of greenhouse gases; how to adapt the environment, fabric and services of existing and new buildings to climate change; and, how to improve the environment in and around buildings to provide better health, comfort,... complete info
  • publication: Creating excellent secondary schools: a guide for clients

    Creating excellent secondary schools: a guide for clients

    Building Schools for the Future aims to rebuild or renew every secondary school in the country by 2020. Good design is fundamental to the delivery of this ambitious programme. But designing and building good secondary schools is not easy.  CABE has produced Creating excellent secondary schools for all involved in the design and building of new secondary school projects. Taking you on a step-by-step journey through the schools building process, from vision to completion, the guide will help you to deliver a real transformation. A summary of Creating excellent secondary schools is available to order or download. The full report is only available to download. However, hard copies of the full report will be mailed to all BSF... complete info
  • publication: BSF: The role of a design champion

    BSF: The role of a design champion

    Summary: Building Schools for the Future will see every secondary school in England rebuilt or refurbished. It is important to have leaders at local level to help the initiative succeed. CABE believes that ‘design champions’ can fulfil that role. This guide outlines who is best placed to perform the role of the design champion, what their contribution should be, and at what stages of the project.A copy could be downloaded from the CABE's web-site. Click here.  complete info

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