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BRE Digests

BRE Digest 309:1986 Estimating daylight in buildings Part 1.

BRE Digest 310:1986 Estimating daylight in buildings Part 2.

BRE Digest 338: 1988 Insulation against external noise.

BRE Digest 346 The assessment of wind loads. Part 1: 1992 Background and method. Part 2: 1989 Classification of structures. Part 3: 1992 Wind climate in the United Kingdom. Part 4: 1992 Terrain and building factors and gust peak factors.

Part 5: 1989 Assessment of wind speed over topography.

Part 6: 1989 Loading coefficients for typical buildings.

Part 7: 1989 Wind speeds for serviceability and fatigue assessments. Part 8: 1990 Internal pressures. BRE Digest 377: 1992 Selecting windows by performance.

BRE Digest 379: 1993 Double glazing for heat and sound insulation.

BRE Digest 404: 1995 PVC-U windows. BRE Digest 430: 1998 Plastics external glazing. BRE Digest 453: 2000 Insulating glazing units. BRE Digest 457: 2001 The Carbon Performance Rating for offices.

BRE Digest 497: 2005 Factory glazed windows (Parts 1 & 2).

BRE Information paper

BRE IP 12/93 Heat losses through windows. BRE IP 3/98 Daylight in atrium buildings. BRE IP 2/02 Control of solar shading. BRE IP 3/02 Whole life performance of domestic automatic window controls.

BRE IP 11/02 Retrofitting solar shading.

BRE IP 17/03 Impact of horizontal shading devices on peak solar gains through windows.

BRE IP 1/05 Impact standards for glass.

BRE Reports

BR 280: 1995 Double-glazing units: A BRE guide to improved durability.

BR 443: 2006 Conventions for U-value calculations.

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