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.
|Title of host publication||Project CALEBRE: Consumer Appealing Low Energy technologies for Building REtrofitting: A summary of the project and its findings|
|Subtitle of host publication||A summary of the project and its findings|
|Editors||Dennis Loveday, Keyur Vadodaria|
|Place of Publication||Loughborough|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Energy efficiency
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.