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Knowledge Archive

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 


Guide A: Environmental design (2006), superseded in 2015
Guide B: Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (2005), superseded in 2016
Guide D: Transportation in buildings (2010), superseded in 2015
Guide E: Fire safety engineering (2010), superseded in 2019
Guide F: Energy efficiency (2004), superseded in 2012
Guide G: Public health engineering (2004), superseded in 2014
Guide J: Weather, solar and illuminance data (2002) - withdrawn, no new edition
Guide L: Sustainability (2007), superseded in 2020
Guide M: Maintenance engineering and management (2008), superseded in 2014

Technical Memoranda

Technical Memorandum 24: Environmental factors affecting office worker performance: Review (1999), withdrawn in 2019
Technical Memorandum 29: HVAC strategies for well-insulated airtight buildings (2002), withdrawn in 2018 
Technical Memorandum 36: Climate change and the indoor environment (2005), withdrawn in 2018

Other CIBSE publications

Commissioning Code L: Lighting (2003), superseded in 2018
Research Report 04: Engineering design calculations and use of margins (1994), withdrawn in 2018
Knowledge Series 10: Biomass heating (2007), withdrawn in 2018 as largely superseded by AM15 (2014)

SLL titles

Guide to lighting of licensed premises (2011), superseded by LG18 (2018)
Lighting Guide 02: Hospitals and health care buildings 2008, superseded by LG02 (2019)
Lighting Guide 02: Hospitals and health care buildings (1989), superseded by the above publication in 2008 and again by LG02 (2019)
Lighting Guide 06: The outdoor environment (1992), superseded by LG06 (2016)
SLL Lighting Handbook (2009), superseded by the Lighting Handbook (2018)

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