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Title: Refurbishing the UK's 'hard to treat' dwelling stock: understanding challenges and constraints
Authors: Loveday, Dennis L.
Vadodaria, Keyur
Haines, Victoria
Hewitt, Neil
Hyde, Trevor
Griffiths, Philip
Critoph, Bob
Eames, Philip C.
Banfill, Phil
Gillott, Mark
Darlington, Robert
Hall, Matthew
Tsang, Edman
Keywords: Energy efficiency
Refurbishment
Retrofitting
Domestic buildings
User appeal
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers)
Citation: LOVEDAY, D...et al., 2011. Refurbishing the UK's 'hard to treat' dwelling stock: understanding challenges and constraints. IN: CIBSE Technical Symposium, De Montford University, Leicester, 6th-7th Sept, pp. 1 - 13 (13)
Abstract: Project CALEBRE (Consumer Appealing Low Energy technologies for Building REtrofitting) is a four year £2 million E.ON/RCUK funded project that is investigating technologies and developing solutions for the UK’s solid-wall houses to offer energy demand reduction, energy efficient heat generation and energy management combined with user appeal. Understanding how technical solutions can be aligned with householder lifestyles is central to the CALEBRE project. The technologies include: vacuum glazing to achieve exceptionally low U-values whilst being capable of retrofit in existing window frames; advanced gas and electric air source heat pumps that operate at the temperatures needed for integration with existing domestic radiator systems; innovative surface materials for buffering moisture, humidity and temperature; retrofit mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) to manage ventilation and its associated heat loss. The technologies are being trialled in facilities that include the University of Nottingham E.ON 2016 House, a highly instrumented replica construction of a1930s dwelling. Alongside development and trialling, business case modelling of technologies is being conducted to establish mass roll-out strategies, as well as modelling to identify bespoke packages of measures for house refurbishment. This paper introduces Project CALEBRE, its content and scope, and reports some of its initial findings to highlight the challenges and constraints involved in the process of refurbishing the UK’s domestic stock.
Description: This paper was presented at the CIBSE Technical Symposium, DeMontfort University, Leicester UK, 6th and 7th September 2011: http://www.cibse.org/ and is available from the CIBSE archive of technical papers.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9637
Publisher Link: http://www.cibse.org/index.cfm?go=page.view&item=2210
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