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You can’t manage what you don’t measure…

by mel starrs on April 12, 2006

in Management

It’s nice to sit down with an enlightened client who wants to monitor the building once it’s built. Scary how seldom it happens.

There are a number of resources out there to assist the design team and the client, and with TM39* ‘Building Energy Metering’ from CIBSE now cited in the Building Regulations Part L2A, it will hopefully only be a matter of time before every building is capable of being monitored.

Free and actually available are a number of publications from the Carbon Trust **(as they are known this week, previously have been under the guise of BRECSU and Action Energy) in Good Practice Guide GPG 348 ‘Building Log Books – A users guide’. Another really useful document on there is GPG 362 ‘Procuring smart, energy efficient office buildings; Providing clients with a technical briefing for design teams’ which anyone faced with asking a design team to design them a building for the first time should read.

*not yet published (what a shock)

** registration required