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Title: Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from UK hotels in 2030
Authors: Taylor, Simon
Peacock, Andrew
Banfill, Phil
Shao, Li
Keywords: Building simulation
CO2 emissions
Energy
Hotels
Climate
Retrofit
Technical feasibility
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: TAYLOR, S. ... et al, 2010. Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from UK hotels in 2030. Building and Environment, 45 (6), pp. 1389 - 1400
Abstract: The feasibility of halving greenhouse gas emissions from hotels by 2030 has been studied as part of the Carbon Vision Buildings Programme. The aim of that programme was to study ways of reducing emissions from the existing stock because it will be responsible for the majority of building emissions over the next few decades. The work was carried out using detailed computer simulation using the ESP-r tool. Two hotels were studied, one older and converted and the other newer and purpose-built, with the aim of representing the most common UK hotel types. The effects were studied of interventions expected to be available in 2030 including fabric improvements, HVAC changes, lighting and appliance improvements and renewable energy generation. The main finding was that it is technically feasible to reduce emissions by 50% without compromising guest comfort. Ranking of the interventions was problematical for several reasons including interdependence and the impacts on boiler sizing of large reductions in the heating load.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Building and Environment [© Elsevier]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2009.12.001
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2009.12.001
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13078
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2009.12.001
ISSN: 0360-1323
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