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Building and community energy retrofit housing in Wales

Li, Xiaojun, Jones, Phillip John and Patterson, Joanne 2017. Building and community energy retrofit housing in Wales. Presented at: World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action, Hong Kong, China, 5-7 June 2017.

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This paper presents a modelling-led approach applied to low carbon innovative housing retrofit practice in Wales, UK. The research has investigated the implementation of combinations of existing and emerging low carbon technologies through a systems based approach to optimise the use of energy at the point of generation at both building and community scales. A performance prediction model has been developed to examine the effectiveness of different strategies in relation to energy and carbon reduction. Simulation results of individual building have shown, the retrofits with a net carbon reduction by up to 110% indicating a zero-energy or energy positive performance. Based on this, further investigation is carried out in retrofitting the whole community towards a ‘zero-energy’ or ‘energy positive’ community through a micro-grid connection and storage. The simulation results shows an energy positive performance can be achieved for community 1 under the proposed retrofit scenarios.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 April 2017
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2018 11:38

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