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Retrofitting buildings: Embodied & operational energy use in English housing stock

Hossain, Adnan and Mourshed, Monjur 2018. Retrofitting buildings: Embodied & operational energy use in English housing stock. Proceedings 2 (15) , 1135. 10.3390/proceedings2151135

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Abstract

This study is aimed at assessing the impact of the insulation refurbishment of the English housing stock on the embodied energy needed for the various refurbishment scenarios and their corresponding operational energy use reductions. An embodied energy model comprising 22 million homes has been constructed, enabling the assessment and comparison of operational and embodied energy use due to the insulation refurbishment of various applicable building elements. Results indicate that mineral wool, sheep wool and expanded polystyrene (EPS) are the optimum insulation materials for cavity walls, cold pitch roofs and warm pitched roofs, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: embodied energy; operational energy; insulation; English housing stock
Publisher: MDPI AG
ISSN: 2504-3900
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 24 August 2018
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 09:21
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/114367

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