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Utilising resident feedback to inform energy-saving interventions at the Barbican

Behar, C; (2013) Utilising resident feedback to inform energy-saving interventions at the Barbican. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 10.1080/13549839.2013.810205. Green open access

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Abstract

The introduction of the Green Deal provides evidence of the UK Government's commitment to improving the energy efficiency of our ageing and underperforming housing stock. However, the issue of what to do with those buildings which for reasons of historical or architectural significance do not lend themselves to conventional fabric interventions has not been addressed fully. A residents' survey was conducted at the Grade II listed Barbican Centre in London, to characterise levels of occupant comfort and satisfaction, to identify any problems experienced by the residents, and to explore possibilities to improve the energy performance of the estate without compromising its status as an iconic example of post-war architecture and planning. This paper explores how occupant feedback surveys can inform the development of energy-saving interventions at an atypical case study site.

Type: Article
Title: Utilising resident feedback to inform energy-saving interventions at the Barbican
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2013.810205
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2013.810205
Language: English
Additional information: © 2013 The Author(s). Published by Routledge. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons. org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Post-occupancy evaluation, Feedback, Retrofit, Housing, Energy efficiency, Iconic architecture
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 Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Chemical Engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1414253
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