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An introduction and review of the challenges facing a registered social landlord and their stakeholders in relation to the design and construction of an exemplar low carbon, ecological development in a rural area of Wales

Hatherley, S; Littlewood, J; Counsell, J; Geens, A; Sinnett, N; Cole, W; (2011) An introduction and review of the challenges facing a registered social landlord and their stakeholders in relation to the design and construction of an exemplar low carbon, ecological development in a rural area of Wales. In: Proceedings of the ARCOM Roadshow: Advancing Low Carbon and Sustainability Research 2011. ARCOM: Leeds Metropolitan University. Green open access

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Abstract

In October 2010 Pembrokeshire Housing Association (PHA) completed a development of six residential units, as part of the Welsh Government pilot project scheme to promote the development of sustainable housing in Wales. Researchers from Cardiff Metropolitan University, are working in collaboration with PHA to understand the obstacles that were encountered in developing their pilot project, and consider the effectiveness of the scheme in achieving its low carbon objectives. This paper explains the methodology and results of structured interviews that were conducted with the design and construction team considering their approach to low energy design; the development of the environmental strategy of the project; perception of obstacles to the design process; and interaction of the design with the building users. The initial results of the interviews highlight the problems associated with developing low carbon schemes to a tight budget and also suggest that there is a degree of dislocation between the design team and the end users. The broader implications of the results are discussed with regard to a three year research project to develop a best practice model to develop innovative, affordable, low carbon housing in rural areas of Wales.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: An introduction and review of the challenges facing a registered social landlord and their stakeholders in relation to the design and construction of an exemplar low carbon, ecological development in a rural area of Wales
Event: ARCOM: Low Carbon and Sustainability Research Workshop
Location: Leeds Metropolitan University
Dates: 01 December 2011 - 01 December 2011
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/workshops/2011-12_Le...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Design, Green Buildings, Housing, Post-occupancy evaluation, Sustainability.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10111919
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