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A retrofit study of tower blocks under ECO

Gibson, M and Todd, S 2015, A retrofit study of tower blocks under ECO , ACTA Systemica, XV (1) , The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Tecumseh, ON N8N 2M3, Canada.

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Abstract

A major cause of climate change emanates from the energy used in heating, lighting and the running of our buildings, with the domestic sector accounting for some 27% of the UK’s CO2 emissions. The UK has a target of achieving an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050 and is promoting a low carbon economy. Recent changes to the funding regimes within the UK include The Energy Company Obligation (ECO)1 which has helped householders with the costs of reducing carbon emissions), which has helped householders with the costs of reducing carbon emissions, and hence improve energy efficiency of the overall housing stock. By the use of a case study this paper examines the implications of ECO and how it has assisted in these overall targets in multi-storey dwellings. The dwellings are analysed on a before and after basis using the current Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) 2012 2. SAP is based on BREDEM 3, the Building Research Establishment Domestic Energy Model which is based on a large dataset of in house test sets. The case study identifies that ECO can have a significant impact on the potential energy and carbon dioxide savings.

Item Type: Book
Editors: Lasker, G
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy and fabric energy efficiency, housing, Energy Company Obligation (ECO), Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP), carbon dioxide emissions.
Schools: Schools
Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Publisher: The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics
Refereed: No
Series Name: ACTA Systemica
ISBN: ISSN 1813-4769
Funders: Energy Council, University of Salford
Depositing User: S Todd
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2015 09:17
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:53
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/36118

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