Quest for Comfort


In 1997 the book “Quest for Comfort” was published by the CIBSE to celebrate the centenary of the founding of the IHVE. To mark the first decade after that occasion the book has now been reproduced on this Heritage Group Website in electronic format. It will now enable all those persons interested in learning about the history of Building Engineering Services to be able to read and enjoy the book. 







Introduction  pages  A-D   E - H
Early Beginnings  pages  1 - 4   5 - 7
Heating  pages   8 - 11   12 - 15   16 - 19
Natural Ventilation  pages  20 & 21
Ventilation  pages  22 - 25   26 - 29
Air Conditioning  pages  30 - 33   34 - 37
Refrigeration  pages  38 - 42   43 - 47
Daylighting  pages  48 & 49
Gas Lighting  pages 50 - 52   53 - 55
Exterior Lighting  pages  56 - 58
Electric Lighting  pages   59 - 63   64 - 67 Electric Power  pages 68 - 70   71 - 73
Controls & Comms   pages 74 - 76  77 - 79
Lifts & Escalators  pages  80 - 82  83 - 85
Public Health  pages  86 - 88   89 - 91
Hot Water Service  pages  92 - 95
Fire Protection  pages  96 - 99
Hall of Fame  pages  100 - 102   103 - 105
The Artisans  pages  106 - 109 Landmark Buildings  pages 110 - 114 115 - 119
More about the Book  pages  120 - 124
Illustrations & Advertisements   pages   (I - IV)    (V - VIII)    (IX - XII)    (XIII - XVI)