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Low carbon retrofit: Solutions for a Holistic Optimal Retrofit (SHOR) - 1980s urban semi-detached house

Forster, Wayne Peter and Heal, Amanda 2009. Low carbon retrofit: Solutions for a Holistic Optimal Retrofit (SHOR) - 1980s urban semi-detached house. [Building Design].

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Abstract

The brief was that each of the low carbon refits of existing low-rise social housing would meet the UK government’s target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions of 80% by 2050, while also cutting energy use dramatically. Programme applicants were asked to develop whole house retrofit solutions that would result in major cuts to CO₂emissions whilst also significantly improving energy performance. Applicants were required to take a ‘whole house’ approach, i.e. to consider a household’s energy needs and carbon dioxide impacts as a whole, and establish a comprehensive package of measures to reduce them. The team set out to achieve a successful retrofit scheme which was innovative through an integrative, technologically robust, holistic, people focused approach to achieve carbon savings rather than being seduced into a technological short term quick 'quick fix'. The building used in the project was a 1980s urban semi-detached (end terrace) two bedroom, three person house in Newport, South Wales.

Item Type: Artefact
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Uncontrolled Keywords: low carbon refits of existing low-rise social housing
Additional Information: Design Research Unit of the Welsh School of Architecture (DRUw)
Funders: Technology Strategy Board, Charter Housing Association
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Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 20:49
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/52413

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