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CIBSE's archived publications may be of value to our membership and, hopefully, to the wider industry, and many of these may be difficult to obtain elsewhere. The titles below are currently available for purchase. If the title you would like is not listed below, please email [email protected]


A Guide to Current Practice, 1st edition (IHVE, 1940)
A Guide to Current Practice, 2nd edition (IHVE)
A Guide to Current Practice, 3rd edition (IHVE, 1965)

Guide A Environmental design (2006), superseded in 2015

Guide B Installation and equipment data (1970)
Guide B5 Fire protection systems (1976) 
Guide B Installation and equipment data (1986)
Guide B Installation and equipment data (1970)
Guide B Installation and equipment data (1986)
Guide B Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (2005), superseded in 2016

Guide C Reference data (1984), superseded in 2001
Guide C Reference data (2001), superseded in 2007

Guide D Transportation systems in buildings (1993)
Guide D Transportation systems in buildings (2005), superseded in 2010
Guide D Transportation systems in buildings (2010), superseded in 2015
Guide D Transportation systems in buildings (2015), superseded in 2020

Guide E Fire engineering (1997), superseded in 2003
Guide E Fire engineering (2003), superseded in 2010
Guide E Fire safety engineering (2010), superseded in 2019

Guide F Energy efficiency (2004), superseded in 2012

Guide G Public health engineering (1999)
Guide G Public health engineering (2004), superseded in 2014

Guide H Building control systems (2000), superseded in 2009

Guide J Weather, solar and illuminance data (2002) - withdrawn, no new edition

Guide L Sustainability (2007), superseded in 2020

Guide to ownership, operation and maintenance of building services (2000), superseded by Guide M (2008)
Guide M Maintenance engineering and management (2008), superseded in 2014

Technical Memoranda

TM01 Recommendations relating the design of air-handling systems to fire and smoke control in buildings (1974), withdrawn
TM02 Notes on legislation relating to fire and services in buildings (1974), superseded in 1979; both withdrawn
TM03 Notes on legislation relating to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (1979), withdrawn
TM04 Design notes of the middle east (1979), superseded in 1990
TM04 Design notes of the middle east (1990), withdrawn
TM05 The calculation and use of utilisation factors (1980), withdrawn
TM06 Lighting for visual display units (1981), withdrawn
TM07 Recommendations on the use of small programmable calculators (1982), withdrawn
TM08 Design notes for ductwork (1983), withdrawn
TM09 Notes on non-statutory codes and standards relating to fire and services in buildings (1982), withdrawn
TM10 The calculation of glare indices (1985), withdrawn
TM11 The selection and application of heat pumps (1985), withdrawn
TM12 Emergency lighting (1986), superseded by LG12 in 2004, 2015 and 2022
TM13 Minimising the risk of legionnaires' disease (1987), superseded in 1991
TM13 Minimising the risk of legionnaires' disease (1991), superseded in 2002
TM13 Minimising the risk of legionnaires' disease (2002), superseded in 2013
TM14 CIBSE standard file format for the electronic transfer of luminaire photometric data (1988), withdrawn in 2023
TM15 Design guidance for heat pump systems (1988), withdrawn
TM16 Fire precautions: sources of information on legal and other requirements (1990), withdrawn
TM17 Building services maintenance management (1994), withdrawn
TM18 Ice storage (1994), withdrawn
TM19 Relationships for smoke control calculations (1995), withdrawn
TM20 Health, safety and welfare in the built environment (1995), superseded in 2003
TM20 Health, safety and welfare in the built environment (2003), withdrawn
TM22 Energy assessment and reporting methodology (1999), superseded in 2006
TM23 Testing buildings for air leakage (2000), supersed in 2022
TM24 Environmental factors affecting office worker performance: A review of evidence (1999), withdrawn
TM26 Hygienic maintenance of office ventilation ductwork (2000), withdrawn in 2023
TM27 Flexible building services for office-based environments (2000), withdrawn in 2023
TM28 Benchmarking lighting design software (2000), withdrawn in 2023
TM29 HVAC strategies for well-insulated airtight buildings (2002), withdrawn in 2018
TM31 Building log book toolkit (2003), superseded in 2006
TM32 Guidance for the use of the carbon emissions calculation method (2003), withdrawn
TM33 CIBSE standard tests for the assessment of building services design software (2004), superseded in 2006
TM33 Tests for software accreditation and verification (2006), withdrawn
TM34 Weather data with climate change scenarios (2004)
TM36 Climate change and the indoor environment (2005), withdrawn in 2018
TM38 Renewable energy sources for buildings (2006), withdrawn in 2020 as largely superseded by Guide L: Sustainability
TM40 Health issues in building services (2006), superseded in 2020
TM44 Inspection of air conditioning systems (2007), amended in 2010 and superseded in 2012
TM50 Energy efficiency in commercial kitchens (2009), superseded in 2021
TM54 Evaluating energy performance of buildings at the design stage (2013), superseded in 2022

Applications Manuals

AM01 Automatic controls (1985), withdrawn
AM02 Window design (1987), withdrawn
AM03 Condensing boilers (1989), withdrawn
AM04 Security engineering (1991), withdrawn
AM05 Energy audits and surveys (1991), withdrawn
AM06 Contract energy management (1991), withdrawn 
AM07 Information technology and buildings (1989), withdrawn
AM08 Private and standby generation of electricity (1992), withdrawn
AM09 Quality management systems (1993), withdrawn
AM10 Natural ventilation in non-domestic buildings (1997), superseded in 2005
AM11 Building energy and environmental modelling (1998), superseded in 2005
AM12 Combined heat and power for buildings (1999), superseded in 2013

Commissioning Codes

CCL Lighting (2003), superseded in 2018
CCM Commissioning management (2003), superseded in 2022

Codes of Practice

CP1 Heat networks: Code of Practice for the UK (2015), superseded in 2020

Knowledge Series

KS10 Biomass heating (2007), withdrawn in 2018 as largely superseded by AM15 (2014)

Research Reports

RR04 Engineering design calculations and use of margins (1994), withdrawn in 2018

CIBSE Briefings and other publications

HWB01 Keeping cool in a heat wave: Top tips for facilities managers (2010)
HWB02 Keeping cool in a heat wave: Top tips for building users (2010)
CB04 Enhanced capital allowance scheme (2013)
CB06 The recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (2011)
CB07 Energy efficiency in refurbishment (2003)
CB08 Reducing emissions through energy efficiency (2003)
CB10 Thermal comfort in a 21st century climate (2004)
Working with WELL: Using the WELL Building Standard in the UK (2019)

SLL titles

The SLL Lighting Handbook (2009), superseded in 2018

Code for interior lighting (1984), superseded in 2012
The SLL Code for Lighting
(2012), superseded in 2022

Guide to limiting obtrusive light (2012), superseded by LG21 (2021)
Guide to lighting of licensed premises (2011), superseded by LG18 (2018)

LG01 Building and civil engineering sites (1975), superseded in 1989
LG01 The industrial environment (1989), superseded in 2012
LG01 The industrial environment (2012), updated in 2018
LG02 Hospitals and health care buildings (1979)
LG02 Hospitals and health care buildings (1989)
LG02 Hospitals and health care buildings (2008), superseded in 2019
LG03 The visual environment for display screen use (1989), superseded in 1996
LG03 The visual environment for display screen use (1996), withdrawn
LG04 Sports lighting (1974), superseded in 1990
LG04 Sports lighting (1990), superseded in 2006
LG04 Sports lighting (2006), superseded in 2023
LG05 Lecture theatres (1973), superseded in 1991
LG05 The visual environment in lecture, teaching and conference rooms (1991), superseded in 2011
LG06 The outdoor environment (1975), superseded in 1991
LG06 The outdoor environment (1991), superseded in 2016
LG07 Lighting for offices (1993), superseded in 2005
LG07 Office lighting (2005), superseded in 2015
LG07 Office lighting (2015), superseded in 2022
LG08 Museums and art galleries (1980), superseded in 1994
LG08 Lighting for museums and art galleries(1994), superseded in 2015
LG08 Lighting for museums and art galleries (2015), superseded in 2021
LG09 Lighting for communal residential buildings (1997), superseded in 2013
LG09 Lighting for communal residential buildings (2013), superseded in 2022
LG10 Daylight and window design (1999), superseded in 2014
LG12 Emergency lighting (2004), superseded in 2015
LG12 Emergency lighting (2015), superseded in 2022
LG14 Control of electric lighting (2016), superseded in 2023

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