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The CIBSE Yorkshire Committee
January 2018

Can intelligent buildings provide alternative approaches to heating, ventilating and a/c


For our October event, we are pleased that Dr Derek J Croome will be with us to present on Intelligent buildings.
The following is an Abstract of What Derek will be presenting.

Building services consume energy and require careful maintenance if they are to be continuously reliable. Compared to the building fabric their lifetime is comparatively  short. However they make buildings habitable for people to work and live in them by providing air and water at suitable temperatures besides light , power and a host of other utilities for the occupants. The heating , ventilation and airconditioning are a major consideration because they provide heating and cooling for human needs.

With the pressures to design new and refurbish old buildings  to be sustainable and also healthy we need to consider alternatives to the traditional approaches to systems provision.

Technology is advancing more and more rapidly but cannot provide all the answers. Throughout history people from all cultures throughout the world have discovered ingenious ways of dealing with the rigours of climate whether hot, humid or very cold. Then there is Nature. The marvels of the plant and animal worlds give ceaseless wonder and can stimulate us to think more laterally.

By reviewing the thinking behind vernacular styles and being prepared to learn from Nature we can design more naturally responsive buildings. Organic architecture is known but let us adopt this approach together with appropriate technology to the buildings and systems as a whole to achieve sustainable intelligent architecture for people and society.

You dont need to be a CIBSE Member to attend, but it would be appreciated if you could advise our event organiser  if you wish to attend, so that we may set the refreshments at the correct level.

The event will be held at;

Leeds Rosebowl
Leeds Beckett (Met) University
Calverley Street
21/10/2014 10:31:15

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Derek provided a great and thoughtfull seminar, the information and presentation can be accessed by clicking the following link

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