The application of building services in hot and tropical climates is the theme of the latest issue of Building Services Engineering Research & Technology (BSERT), the international journal for the publication of original research in building services engineering.
In Volume 37, issue 3, there is a study on the use of computational fluid dynamics to explore airflow patterns around a building in a tropical climate, and an investigation into conditions for the sue of thermal imaging cameras for analysing energy transfer in buildings in hot climates.
There are two contributions on the application of weather data to building simulation. A new approach is presented for modelling cooling demands for use in generating European energy performance certificates, and there are case studies on energy use in heritage-type buildings, as well as improved comfort for occupants of commercial buildings in the tropics using advanced control strategies.
BSERT covers all areas of interest to CIBSE members with the exception of lighting, (which is the focus of sister Journal, Lighting Research & Technology, LR&T).
Members can freely access both journals at www.cibse.org/knowledge