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Milton Keynes Park Revisited: changes in internal temperatures

Summerfield, AJ; Lowe, R; Bruhns, HR; Caeiro, JAJ; Steadman, JP; Oreszczyn, T; (2006) Milton Keynes Park Revisited: changes in internal temperatures. In: (Proceedings) Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings Conference, NCEUB. : Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, United Kingdom. Green open access

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Abstract

27-30 April 2006 The Carbon Reduction in Buildings project has undertaken a pilot longitudinal survey based on a study of 160 ‘low-energy’ homes in 1989 in Milton Keynes Energy Park. In that study, a sub-sample of 29 dwellings was monitored on an hourly basis for internal temperature for the living room and main bedroom over 2 years. The follow up study has been in progress since 2005 and consists of 15 dwellings from the original detailed survey. Findings include that under an average daily external temperature of 5 ºC, internal temperatures were predicted from regression analysis to be 20.1ºC (95%CI:19.7, 20.5) for the living room in 2005 and 19.5 ºC (95 %CI:19.1, 19.9) for the bedroom. This was not significantly different from the 1990 baseline study, except for main bedroom evening temperatures (6pm-11pm) which were found to have decreased by -1.3°C (95%CI -2.4, 0.08; p-value 0.04). This may be indicative of higher ventilation rates since almost all participants in 2005 reported opening bedroom windows through winter.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Milton Keynes Park Revisited: changes in internal temperatures
Event:Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings Conference, NCEUB
Dates:2006-04-27 - 2006-04-30
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School > Bartlett School of Graduate Studies
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > UCL Energy Institute

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