|Title||Future-Proofed Energy Design for Dwellings: Case studies from England and Application to the Code for Sustainable Homes|
|Authors||Georgiadou, M.C, Hacking, T. and Guthrie, P.|
This paper investigates ‘future-proofing’ as an unexplored yet all-important aspect in the design of low-energy dwellings. It refers particularly to adopting lifecycle thinking and accommodating risks and uncertainties in the selection of fabric energy efficiency measures and low or zero-carbon technologies. Based on a conceptual framework for future-proofed design, the paper first presents results from the analysis of two ‘best practice’ housing developments in England; i.e., North West Cambridge in Cambridge and West Carclaze and Baal in St. Austell, Cornwall. Second, it examines the ‘Energy and CO2 Emissions’ part of the Code for Sustainable Homes to reveal which design criteria and assessment methods can be practically integrated into this established building certification scheme so that it can become more dynamic and future-oriented.
|Journal||Building Services Engineering Research and Technology|
|Journal citation||34 (1), pp. 9-22|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1177/0143624412463016|