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Low Carbon Futures

Prof Phil Banfill, Prof Gavin Gibson & Dr Gill Menzies

Heriot-Watt University

December 2008 to June 2012

AIM: To produce a general, deterministic and computationally efficient methodology for adequately sizing HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) plant and equipment in buildings.


  • Investigate and represent the outcomes of the UKCP09 climate scenarios in a manner appropriate to the building design community.
  • Explore how this data can be used to inform communication between design stakeholders.
  • Incorporate the findings in the development of the existing standard guidelines and building regulations.