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Developing future energy performance standards for UK housing: The St Nicholas Court project – Part 1

Lowe, R; Bell, M; Roberts, D; (2003) Developing future energy performance standards for UK housing: The St Nicholas Court project – Part 1. Structural Survey , 21 (4) pp. 119-130. 10.1108/02630800310507131. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper (and Part 2, to appear in the next issue) set out the results of a housing field trial designed to evaluate the impact of an enhanced energy performance standard for dwellings. The project was designed to inform the next review of Part L of the Building Regulations for England and Wales, which, following the publication of the UK government's white paper on energy policy, is expected in 2005. The project explores the implications of an enhanced standard in the context of timber frame construction. Although for programming reasons it was necessary to terminate the research project at the end of the design phase, the results suggest that the standard investigated is well within the capacity of the industry but it was clear that the whole supply chain will need to take a positive approach to the development of new solutions. The secret to a smooth and cost optimised transition is for the necessary development work to begin immediately, not when regulation changes. © 2003, MCB UP Limited

Type: Article
Title: Developing future energy performance standards for UK housing: The St Nicholas Court project – Part 1
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1108/02630800310507131
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/2323
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