Understanding our heritage : monitoring of energy and environmental performance of traditional terraced houses of Northern England

Gonzalez, AG, Roberts, BI, Fitton, R ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7514-6819, Swan, W ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8780-6557 and Elkadi, HA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7482-1037 2016, Understanding our heritage : monitoring of energy and environmental performance of traditional terraced houses of Northern England , in: EECHB Energy Efficiency and Comfort of Historic Buildings, 19-21st October 2016, Brussels.

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Existing buildings play a key role in the achievement of the ambitious energy saving and greenhouse gas reduction targets that Europe has fixed for 2020 and 2050. Research has demonstrated that the impact in terms of decrease of energy use and CO2 will be strong, considering that, in Europe, 80% of the 2030 building stock already exists and 30% are historical buildings. To achieve these goals, reliable data about energy consumption, building components and systems performance of the existing building stock is needed to implement adequate strategies. United Kingdom (UK) is one of the most advanced European countries in regards to the implementation of regulations and programs to measure and assess the real performance of its old buildings. One of these programs is the Green Deal Go Early Project (GDGE) that the University of Salford has conducted for the UK Government during 2015 and which first discussions are presented in this paper. The values obtained from the monitoring of 16 solid-wall pre-1919 Victorian terraced houses in Greater Manchester are in accordance to those extracted from the BRE report on “In-situ measurements of Wall U-values in English Housing”, what validates the methodology followed to approach the monitoring of these case study houses as well as the preliminary results. This alignment provides a closer definition of the real U-value of solid wall housing typology confronted with those currently provided by the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) and Reduced Data Standard Assessment Procedure (RdSAP), leading the way to a better understanding of the performance of historic buildings and hence an improvement in the retrofitting strategies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Prof Will Swan
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 10:19
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 21:06
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/39676

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