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electricity of comparable buildings in the UK. Short contends that glass skyscrapers in London and around the world will become a liability over the next 20 or 30 years if climate modelling predictions and energy price rises come to pass as expected. He is convinced that sufficiently cooled skyscrapers using the natural environment can be produced in almost any climate. He and his team have worked on hybrid buildings in the harsh climates of Beijing and Chicago - built with natural ventilation assisted by back-up air conditioning - which, surprisingly perhaps, can be switched off more than half the time on milder days and during the spring and autumn. My book is a recipe book which looks at the past, how we got to where we are now, and how we might reimagine the cities, offices and homes of the future. There are compelling reasons to do this. The Department of Health says new hospitals should be naturally ventilated, but they are not Maybe it s time we changed our outlook
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Questions 14-18 Reading Passage 2 has nine sections, A-l. Which section contains the following information? Write the correct letter, A-l, in boxes 14-18 on your answer sheet. 14 why some people avoided hospitals in the 19th century 15 a suggestion that the popularity of tall buildings is linked to prestige 16 a comparison between the circulation of air in a 19th-century building and modern standards 17 how Short tested the circulation of air in a 19th-century building 18 an implication that advertising led to the large increase in the use of air conditioning
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Questions 19-26 Complete the summary below. Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the passage for each answer. Write your answers in boxes 19-26 on your answer sheet. Ventilation in 19th-century hospital wards Professor Alan Short examined the work of John Shaw Billings, who influenced the architectural 19. of hospitals to ensure they had good ventilation. He calculated that 20. in the air coming from patients suffering from 21 would not have harmed other patients. He also found that the air in 22. in hospitals could change as often as in a modern operating theatre. He suggests that energy use could be reduced by locating more patients in areas. 23 A major reason for improving ventilation in 19th-century hospitals was the demand from for protection against bad air, known as 25 ........................... These were blamed for the spread of disease for hundreds of years, including epidemics of 26 ......... in London and Paris in the middle of the 19th century. the 24 45
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READING PASSAGE 3 You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 27-40, which are based on Reading Passage 3 on pages 47 and 48. Questions 27-34 Reading Passage 3 has eight sections, A-H. Choose the correct heading for each section from the list of headings below. Write the correct number, i-ix, in boxes 27-34 on your answer sheet. List of Headings Complaints about the impact of a certain approach ii Fundamental beliefs that are in fact incorrect iii Early recommendations concerning business activities iv Organisations that put a new approach into practice v Companies that have suffered from changing their approach vi What people are
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