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dc.contributor.authorLemon, Marken
dc.contributor.authorWright, A. J.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-16T09:10:59Z
dc.date.available2013-05-16T09:10:59Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationCrilly, M. et al. (2012) Retrofitting homes for energy efficiency: an integrated approach to innovation in the low-carbon overhaul of UK social housing. Energy and Environment, vol. 23, no. 6-7, pp. 1027-1055.en
dc.identifier.issn0958-305X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/8519
dc.description.abstractAmbitiously, the UK aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. Since the use of housing accounts for about 27 per cent of UK CO2, and most new-build adds to the number of homes rather than substituting for them, housing's biggest contribution to better energy use and lower carbon emissions in the UK will come from retrofitting the country's existing stock. Moreover retrofitting particularly matters to registered providers of social housing, who seek guidance about the energy efficiency of their properties. This paper argues that an exclusive focus on just one of the technical, economic or social aspects of retrofit is inadequate. Using both theory and case-based experience, it discusses a number of ways, both technical and qualitative, of best measuring what retrofitting can do. It concludes that an integrated, comprehensive understanding of the retrofit process is essential to the making of informed decisions on the energy efficiency of homes, particularly at the scales required.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMulti Science Publishingen
dc.subjectCarbon emissionsen
dc.subjectEnergy useen
dc.subjectLow-carbonen
dc.subjectSocial housingen
dc.titleRetrofitting homes for energy efficiency: an integrated approach to innovation in the low-carbon overhaul of UK social housingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1260/0958-305X.23.6-7.1027
dc.researchgroupInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Developmenten
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)en


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