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Towards net-zero carbon performance: using demand side management and a low carbon grid to reduce operational carbon emissions in a UK public office

Burman, E; Jain, N; de-Borja-Torrejón, M; (2021) Towards net-zero carbon performance: using demand side management and a low carbon grid to reduce operational carbon emissions in a UK public office. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume 2069,. (pp. 012150). IOP: Copenhagen, Denmark. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper investigates the performance of an office building that has achieved a low carbon performance in practice thanks to a performance contract and Soft Landings approach. The findings show the potential of this building for further de-carbonisation as a result of electrification of heating and load shifting to take advantage of a low carbon electricity grid. Whilst retrospective modelling based on the past carbon intensity data shows the effectiveness of demand-side management, assessment of the existing smart readiness of the building revealed that the building services and control strategy are not fully equipped with the data analytics and carbon or price signal responsiveness required to facilitate grid integration. The environmental strategy and procurement method used for this building combined with an effective grid integration strategy can serve as a prototype for low carbon design to achieve the ever stringent carbon emissions objectives set out for the non-domestic buildings.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Towards net-zero carbon performance: using demand side management and a low carbon grid to reduce operational carbon emissions in a UK public office
Event: 8th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2021)
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Dates: 25 August 2021 - 27 August 2021
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/2069/1/012150
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/2069/1/012150
Language: English
Additional information: Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.
UCL classification: UCL
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/10130355
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