Existing housing stock in the UK and the thermal insulation challenge: case of granite traditional constructions in the United Kingdom.
Bennadji, Amar; Scott, Jonathan; Taylor, Bruce
The increase in energy price has sparked a debate in the UK as to what would be the best way to address this problem. Various political parties and civil societies are also concerned and various responses to the crisis are being suggested and debated. The British Prime Minister; after a long debate about waiving the tax related to the cost of energy; gave a straightforward and radical answer. It was suggested that the existing building stock should be improved to reach a certain standard. The goal is to reduce the energy consumption which will ensure a reduction in the running cost of household and commercial assets 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 of 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. The aim of this research is to present the different possible scenarios of refurbishment based on the most popular building typologies in the UK, focusing on typical case studies in Aberdeen as exemplars.
BENNADJI, A., SCOTT, J. and TAYLOR, B. 2009. Existing housing stock in the UK and the thermal insulation challenge: case of granite traditional constructions in the United Kingdom. Presented at the 2009 Aberdeen Research Consortium (ARC) awareness day on environmental change, 12 May 2009, Aberdeen, UK.
|Presentation Conference Type||Poster|
|Conference Name||2009 Aberdeen Research Consortium (ARC) awareness day on environmental change|
|Conference Location||Aberdeen, UK|
|Start Date||May 12, 2009|
|Deposit Date||Mar 15, 2022|
|Publicly Available Date||Mar 15, 2022|
|Keywords||Housing insulation; Energy efficiency; Construction; Domestic architecture; United Kingdom; CO2 emission; Energy saving; Existing housing stock; Thermal insulation|
BENNADJI 2009 Existing housing stock (POSTER)
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