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Energy conservation improvement of the existing building park, constraints and challenges: case of granite traditional constructions in the United Kingdom.

Bennadji, Amar; Scott, J.; Taylor, B.

Authors

J. Scott

B. Taylor



Contributors

Claude M.H. Demers
Editor

André Potvin
Editor

Abstract

The increase in energy price has sparked a debate in the UK as to what would be the best way to address this problem. The British Prime Minister gave a straightforward and radical answer, suggesting that, existing building stock should be improved to reach a certain standard. The goal is to reduce the energy consumption to ensure a reduction in the running cost of household asset in the UK. The government initiative was to make grants available to dwellings that shows a lack of energy efficiency this includes the increase of insulation of the buildings envelop as well as renewable energy generator and end use equipments. The CO2 emissions per capita and the reduction of the national dependency on finite fossil fuel resources are achievable via major refurbishment programmes of both owners occupied and rented properties. Many of the easy measures have been done, leaving only the major areas that need addressing. These areas are complex and expensive therefore home owners and private landlords are deterred from addressing them. Incremental improvements are no longer cost or physically effective, however; therefore a holistic and integrated approach to buildings refurbishment is required. Dealing with the existing building stock will become an important topic for architects, town planners and civil engineers [1]. The aim of this research is to present the different possible scenarios of refurbishment based on the most popular building typologies in the UK.

Citation

BENNADJI, A., SCOTT, J. and TAYLOR, B. 2009. Energy conservation improvement of the existing building park, constraints and challenges: case of granite traditional constructions in the United Kingdom. In Demers, C.M.H. and Potvin, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 26th Passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2009): architecture, energy and the occupant's perspective, 22-24 June 2009, Quebec City, Canada. Boisbriand: Presses de l'Université Laval [online], paper number 3.2.6. Available from: http://www.plea2009.arc.ulaval.ca/Papers/3.IMPLEMENTATION/3.2%20Integration%20and%20certification%20tools/ORAL/3-2-06-PLEA2009Quebec.pdf

Conference Name 26th Passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2009)
Start Date Jun 22, 2009
End Date Jun 24, 2009
Acceptance Date Jun 30, 2009
Online Publication Date Jun 30, 2009
Publication Date Jun 30, 2009
Deposit Date Jan 21, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jan 21, 2015
Publisher Presses de l'Université Laval
Article Number 3.2.6
ISBN 9782763789392
Keywords CO2 emission; Energy saving; Existing housing stock; Thermal insulation
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1125
Publisher URL http://www.plea2009.arc.ulaval.ca/Papers/3.IMPLEMENTATION/3.2%20Integration%20and%20certification%20tools/ORAL/3-2-06-PLEA2009Quebec.pdf

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