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Energy efficiency in the British housing stock: Energy demand and the Homes Energy Efficiency Database

Hamilton, IG; Steadman, PJ; Bruhns, H; Summerfield, AJ; Lowe, R; (2013) Energy efficiency in the British housing stock: Energy demand and the Homes Energy Efficiency Database. Energy Policy , 60 pp. 462-480. 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.04.004. Green open access

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Abstract

The UK Government has unveiled an ambitious retrofit programme that seeks significant improvement to the energy efficiency of the housing stock. High quality data on the energy efficiency of buildings and their related energy demand is critical to supporting and targeting investment in energy efficiency. Using existing home improvement programmes over the past 15 years, the UK Government has brought together data on energy efficiency retrofits in approximately 13 million homes into the Homes Energy Efficiency Database (HEED), along with annual metered gas and electricity use for the period of 2004–2007. This paper describes the HEED sample and assesses its representativeness in terms of dwelling characteristics, the energy demand of different energy performance levels using linked gas and electricity meter data, along with an analysis of the impact retrofit measures has on energy demand. Energy savings are shown to be associated with the installation of loft and cavity insulation, and glazing and boiler replacement. The analysis illustrates this source of ‘in-action’ data can be used to provide empirical estimates of impacts of energy efficiency retrofit on energy demand and provides a source of empirical data from which to support the development of national housing energy efficiency retrofit policies.

Type: Article
Title: Energy efficiency in the British housing stock: Energy demand and the Homes Energy Efficiency Database
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.04.004
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.04.004
Language: English
Additional information: This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 License. The license allows you to copy, distribute, and transmit the work. However, you must attribute the work to the author (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Furthermore you cannot use the work for commercial purposes without prior permission of the author, and you may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.
Keywords: Energy, Housing, Retrofit
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/1388916
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