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The case for joined-up research on carbon emissions from the building stock: adding value to household and building energy datasets

Summerfield, AJ; Lowe, RJ; Firth, SK; Wall, R; Oreszczyn, T; (2006) The case for joined-up research on carbon emissions from the building stock: adding value to household and building energy datasets. In: (Proceedings) RICS Annual Conference Cobra 2006. : London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

To reach UK objectives for reducing carbon emissions, it is argued that joined-up research on energy use in buildings is essential to develop and support government policy initiatives. The performance based approach introduced in Part-L of the 2006 Building Regulations has further underlined the role of coordinated research to monitor their effectiveness and provide feedback for subsequent revisions. Unfortunately, differences in dwelling classifications systems used in major household surveys currently hinder much of the supporting analysis that might improve SAP and other energy models. The Carbon Reduction in Buildings project has begun a process of integrating or organising existing building energy datasets into a coherent structure for the domestic sector. In addition, it is proposed to archive these for researchers via a building data repository that would facilitate joined-up research more widely.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: The case for joined-up research on carbon emissions from the building stock: adding value to household and building energy datasets
Event: RICS Annual Conference Cobra 2006
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Additional information: Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 25th Nov 2006
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > UCL Energy Institute
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2304
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