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How useful are building energy models for policy? A UK perspective

Summerfield, A; Raslan, R; Lowe, R; Oreszczyn, T; (2011) How useful are building energy models for policy? A UK perspective. In: Proceedings of the Twelfth International IBPSA Conference (BS 2011). (pp. pp. 2477-2482). IBPSA: Sydney, Australia. Green open access

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Abstract

Energy demand models are central to the efforts of many governments to reduce carbon emissions from buildings. The lack of empirical research to ensure the appropriate use of predictions from the models has implications for building regulations and evaluating policy initiatives. We present three recent examples from the UK that highlight challenges: the discovery of a heat by-pass in party walls, trends in household gas consumption and the impact of condensing boilers, and inter-model variation in the non-domestic sector. We emphasise and contrast the approach of health sciences to support policy, and suggest that a far more systematic and integrated approach between empirical research, model development, and policy evaluation is needed.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: How useful are building energy models for policy? A UK perspective
Event: Building Simulation 2011 - The Twelfth International IBPSA Conference (BS 2011)
Location: Sydney, Australia
Dates: 2011-11-14 - 2011-11-16
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BS2011/P_1776.pdf
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Authors 2011.
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/1308912
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