Energy Systems Research UnitRelated links

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 online calculation of degree days for a specified location and period.

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

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.

IBPSA-Scotland - IBPSA-Scotland's home page run by ESRU from which you can find the latest news and events.

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.

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 information 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 for research on sustainable energy. The Centre takes an independent, whole-systems approach, drawing on engineering, economics and the physical, environmental and social sciences.