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From targets to occupied low carbon homes: assessing the challenges of delivering low carbon affordable housing.

Musau, Filbert; Deveci, Gokay

Authors

Filbert Musau



Contributors

Magali Bodart
Editor

Arnaud Evrard
Editor

Abstract

This paper investigates the challenges of achieving affordable low carbon housing in the context of the Scottish, UK, and Passivhaus Standards. It also investigates the potential for bridging the gaps between set targets and what is happening in reality, in order to achieve better performance of low carbon affordable housing at a wide scale. It looks at two case study housing projects “ Enkelt Simple Living and Tygh-Na-Cladach, completed in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Both are located in Dunoon, Glasgow, Scotland. The case study design compares the high environmental targets set in the design briefs of the two projects; their delivery processes; and the outcome. The analysis is based on identified common challenges to achieving low carbon homes in the context of a four stage process of the lifetime of dwellings. The two projects demonstrate the need for innovative processes and approaches of delivering housing to meet low carbon targets in the affordable sector of the market.

Citation

MUSAU, F. and DEVECI, G. 2011. From targets to occupied low carbon homes: assessing the challenges of delivering low carbon affordable housing. In Bodart, M. and Evrard, A. (eds.) Architecture and sustainable development: proceedings of the 27th International conference on passive and low energy architecture (PLEA2011), 13-15 July 2011, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Louvain-la-Neuve: Presses universitaires de Louvain [online], volume 2, pages 261-266. Available from: http://www.plea2011.be/

Conference Name 27th International conference on passive and low energy architecture (PLEA2011)
Start Date Jul 13, 2011
End Date Jul 15, 2011
Acceptance Date Jul 31, 2011
Online Publication Date Jul 31, 2011
Publication Date Jul 31, 2011
Deposit Date Jan 21, 2014
Publicly Available Date Jan 21, 2014
Publisher Presses universitaires de Louvain
Pages 261-266
ISBN 9782874632778
Keywords Low carbon standards; Affordable housing; Barriers; Code for sustainable homes; Passivhaus
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/929
Publisher URL http://www.plea2011.be/

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