Could refurbishment of “traditional” buildings reduce carbon emissions?

Richard Nigel Atkins, Rohinton Emmanuel

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the post occupancy performance of a typical ‘traditional’ building using multiple Post Occupation Evaluation (PoE) protocols against design intents to learn lessons about their suitability in meeting UK’s climate change reduction targets. The research study demonstrates that very high levels of energy saving can be achieved when traditional buildings are refurbished. In addition on-going monitoring and PoE studies highlight opportunities to optimise the performance of traditional buildings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)221-237
    Number of pages17
    JournalBuilt Environment Project and Asset Management
    Volume4
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Keywords

    • energy efficiency
    • comfort
    • refurbishment
    • post occupancy evaluation (PoE)
    • traditional buildings
    • climate change

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