Briefing Note 3: Impact of the order of domestic retrofit on long-term energy and carbon savings

Phillip Frank Gower Banfill, Sophie Ann Simpson, Dennis Loveday, Keyur Vadodaria

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Abstract

The operatinal performance of individual technologies retrofitted for improving domestic energy efficiency depends on the other energy-saving systems present in the home. This makes it important to consider the order in which a suite of retrofit measures are installed to ensure that optimal energy and carbon emission reductions are achieved. The early achievement of significant energy and CO2 reductions, through measures such as wall insulation or improved glazing can help mitigate climate change by yielding greater long-term benefits through higher cumulative savings. Retrofit programmes should therefore consider the long-term implications associated with the order of retrofit.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProject CALEBRE: Consumer Appealing Low Energy technologies for Building REtrofitting: A summary of the project and its findings
Subtitle of host publicationA summary of the project and its findings
EditorsDennis Loveday, Keyur Vadodaria
Place of PublicationLoughborough
PublisherLoughborough University
Pages11-14
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-907382-68-0
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Building
  • Energy efficiency
  • Retrofitting

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    Banfill, P. F. G., Simpson, S. A., Loveday, D., & Vadodaria, K. (2013). Briefing Note 3: Impact of the order of domestic retrofit on long-term energy and carbon savings. In D. Loveday, & K. Vadodaria (Eds.), Project CALEBRE: Consumer Appealing Low Energy technologies for Building REtrofitting: A summary of the project and its findings: A summary of the project and its findings (pp. 11-14). Loughborough University.