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This guide has been superseded by BG 34/2021 Illustrated Guide to Renewable Technologies 2nd edition.
Carbon neutrality in construction and building operation will soon become a major government objective. BSRIA's publication, the Illustrated Guide to Renewable Technologies, is the ideal primer for understanding the wide variety of innovative systems that provide cleaner and less environmentally damaging ways of heating, cooling and powering buildings.
The guide describes the major technologies that can be incorporated into new and existing buildings, along with their operational characteristics, maintenance requirements, and an idea of the possible savings in carbon dioxide emissions. Designed to assist technical dialogue between a client and a design team during the briefing process, and to help a project team to identify suitable technologies. It not only explains the technologies and systems in easy-to-understand terms, but also suggests how they can interface with conventional architecture and building services.