Future-Proofed Energy Design for Dwellings: Case studies from England and Application to the Code for Sustainable Homes

Georgiadou, M.C, Hacking, T. and Guthrie, P. 2013. Future-Proofed Energy Design for Dwellings: Case studies from England and Application to the Code for Sustainable Homes. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology. 34 (1), pp. 9-22. doi:10.1177/0143624412463016

TitleFuture-Proofed Energy Design for Dwellings: Case studies from England and Application to the Code for Sustainable Homes
AuthorsGeorgiadou, M.C, Hacking, T. and Guthrie, P.
Abstract

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.

JournalBuilding Services Engineering Research and Technology
Journal citation34 (1), pp. 9-22
ISSN0143-6244
Year2013
PublisherSage
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1177/0143624412463016
Publication dates
PublishedFeb 2013

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