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A UK practitioner view of domestic energy performance measurement

Swan, WC, Fitton, R and Brown, P 2015, 'A UK practitioner view of domestic energy performance measurement' , Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) : Engineering Sustainability, 168 (3) , pp. 140-147.

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There is a growing body of evidence concerning the energy efficiency performance of domestic buildings in the UK, driven by policy-based agenda, such as the need for zero carbon dioxide homes by 2016 for new build homes, and Green Deal and energy company obligation for sustainable refurbishment. While there have been a number of studies funded and results presented in this area, little work has been done to understand the drivers, practices and issues of data collection and analysis. There are a number of major building performance evaluation (BPE) studies in the UK, yet behind many of these research projects are practical issues of data loss, experimental error, data analysis variances and resident issues that are common when studies move from the actual to the living lab. In this paper the issues of domestic energy are addressed by leading BPE practitioners in the UK. They identify issues of client demands, technical failure, costs and implementation. The work provides insights of both academic and industry-based practitioners and considers not only the practicalities of building performance studies, but also implications for these types of studies in the future.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) : Engineering Sustainability
Publisher: Institution of Civil Engineers
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1478-4629
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Prof Will Swan
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2015 18:03
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016 01:38

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