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Title: Carbon reduction in existing buildings: a transdisciplinary approach
Authors: Lomas, Kevin J.
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: LOMAS, K.J., 2010. Carbon reduction in existing buildings: a transdisciplinary approach. Building Research and Information, 38 (1), pp. 1 - 11.
Abstract: Clear policy mandates as a response to climate change are emerging in many countries around the world. The UK is one of many that are actively pursuing a national policy of substantial carbon emissions reduction. Given the large percentage of energy consumed by existing buildings (for space and water heating as well as for lighting and appliances), the existing building stock is becoming one of the key targets for public policy, and research has shown that interventions in existing building stocks can substantially reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions (e.g. Urge-Vorsatz et al. 2007). It has become increasingly clear to policy-makers that both significant reductions in the energy demand of buildings and significant increases in their energy efficiency will be needed. Although each country has a different composition of building stock (differences in age, construction, density, scale and composition, quality, climate, etc.), there are lessons and strategic approaches that can be shared between different countries [...continues].
Description: Closed access. This editorial was published in the journal, Building Research and Information [© Taylor & Francis (Routledge) and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09613210903350937
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1080/09613210903350937
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11551
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09613210903350937
ISSN: 0961-3218
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