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Energy on the World Wide Web

The following links are concerned with different aspects of energy and environment.  Since these sites are entirely outwith our control, we apologise in advance should any become defunct. In such cases, please let us know and we will implement the necessary update.

Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre - A multinational resource on all aspects of building ventilation and air infiltration.

ASHRAE - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers.

BizEE Degree Days - Free on-line calculation of degree-days for a specified location and period.

Building Energy Tools Directory - Information on more than 150 software tools and where you can get them.

Building Simulation - The biennial conference series of the International Building Performance Simulation Association.

Building Technologies Related Web Sites - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (Building Technologies Department) collection of Web sites covering windows & glazing, energy resources etc.

CIBSE Young Engineers - A site which acts as a focal point for Young Building Services Engineers in Scotland.

Civil Engineering Library - Lund School of Technology - 300+ civil engineering resources, especially focused on building technology, construction, materials and structural engineering. The 'miscellaneous interesting sites' comprises links for image banks, building physics, energy and environmental resources, software etc.

Environmental Change Institute - Source of free degree-day information for the UK and building energy monitoring software.

Global Energy Marketplace - A searchable database of 2,500+ energy efficiency and renewable energy Web links which has been sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency and created by CREST. The database comprises useful case studies, technical publications, economic analyses, product directories, discussion groups, country profiles, mitigation assessments, etc.

HVACR Resources - An information resource for the HVAC/R industry. It comprises links to information on heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration.

International Building Performance Simulation Association - IBPSA ia an organisation that supports the use of simulation in practice through regional affiliates around the world. The proceedings from its biannual conference is regarded as a major source of information on the state-of-the-art in building simulation.

International Energy Agency - The IEA's home page from which their Solar Heating and Cooling or Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems programmes may be accessed.

Meteorological Office - Global weather services from the UK, with links to other weather-related Web sites.

Scottish Energy Systems Group (IBPSA Scotland) - organisation working to embed simulation tools within energy sector businesses. Members obtain free access to topic seminars, software training courses and in-house application support.

The Renewable Energy Centre - This site is targeted at consumer and business markets and provides introductions to the key areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency as well as a comprehensive directory of specialist contractors and suppliers in various energy sectors. The site offers advice on technology choices and installation, links nformation on sources of funding and grants, and a diary of UK and International conferences and exhibitions.

Sustainable Building Sourcebook - Information and links on sustainable construction techniques and materials. Covers topics such as energy, building materials, water and solid waste.

Solar Energy & Physics Laboratory - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausane - This site covers topics such as architecture, lighting, building physics, solar energy, CAD, sustainable development, energy, environment etc.

UK Energy Research Centre - The UK focal point research on sustainable energy. The Centre takes an independent, whole-systems approach, drawing on engineering, economics and the physical, environmental and social sciences.

University College Dublin - The Energy Research Group at UCD maintains this resource which offers links to and summaries of European Commission sponsored research projects in the construction area.