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In memory of Professor Baruch Givoni (1920-2019)

The PLEA community is sad to know that Professor Baruch Givoni has passed away on the eve of his 110th birthday. “Sorry to hear the news of Prof. Baruch Givoni! ‘Man, Climate and Architecture’ was one of the most important … Continue reading

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Virtual Board Meeting in July 2020

PLEA Directors met online to discuss management issues on 24th July 2020 .

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State of the nation study on performance of new housing in the UK

A new report published by researchers at Oxford Brookes University has revealed for the first time a detailed national picture of the actual performance of new build homes through a detailed analysis of building performance evaluation projects. The report has … Continue reading

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Windsor 2020 Comfort Conference Proceedings available

The Proceedings on the 11th Windsor Conference on Thermal Comfort “Resilient Comfort” is now available on: www.windsorconference.com

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In Memory of Charlie Brown

“Prof Brown’s timeless book “Sun, Wind & Light” has been an inspiration since I was a student. I am still using his book today when I need to advise students, professionals and governments. The PLEA community will miss him deeply, … Continue reading

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Call for PLEA Small Research Project to PLEA Associates

The project should align with the objectives of PLEA. The deliverable(s) of the project should benefit the PLEA community – for example, a PLEA Note. From time to time, the PLEA Board may issue calls for proposals on a specific … Continue reading

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Next PLEA conference 2020 @ Spain

The next PLEA conference will be held at A Coruña in Spain on September 2020! Official website: https://www.plea2020.org/ Follow them:       

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Nimish Patel – An Obituary.

The architect Nimish Patel (1948 -2018) was a highly regarded champion of the value of traditional construction techniques and skills, combining innovation and conservation, to contemporary architecture. At the PLEA Conference in Ahmedabad in 2014 his outstanding contribution was recognised … Continue reading

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Assessing the Glare Potential of Complex Fenestration Systems: a Heuristic Approach Based on Spatial and Time Sampling

This paper proposes a new heuristic to simulate and study the visual comfort aspect in the designing of Complex Fenestration Systems. The goal of the heuristic is two-folded, (i) provide useful and simple visualization tools for preliminary glare assessments of … Continue reading

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Physical Monitoring of Replacement Infill Panels for Historic Timber-Framed Buildings in the UK: Comparing hygrothermal simulations and dual climate chamber testing

With the aim of reducing carbon emissions and increasing hygrothermal comfort, buildings across the UK are undergoing energy retrofits. With historic buildings, it is important that retrofit actions have a limited negative impact on the building’s fabric and cultural significance. … Continue reading

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