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Optimal cavity wall insulation study for projected climates and energy trends in UK

Giouvanos, V; (2006) Optimal cavity wall insulation study for projected climates and energy trends in UK. Doctoral thesis , UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine if the optimal insulation will still be considered optimal in terms of energy and mostly carbon emissions if we take into account the climate change and the change in the fuel mix that is used for domestic space heating. During the assumed lifetime of the building (lOOy) different climate change scenarios and fuel mix compositions were modelled and the overall carbon emissions for this period were calculated. For each different combination an optimal insulation thickness was sought. The results were analysed to understand how important, future climate change and projected fuel mix are, in choosing the current optimum insulation thickness. Though some important observations were made, there was a marginal effect in insulation thickness compared to other studies that hadn't taken them into account.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Optimal cavity wall insulation study for projected climates and energy trends in UK
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by ProQuest.
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1569582
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