Responsive Retrofit Measures for Traditional Listed Dwellings: An Investigation into a Mixed Methods Approach

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Abstract

The body of scientific research corroborates that reducing energy consumption alongside other environmental impacts can help reduce climate change effects. Existing buildings are major contributors to energy consumption and carbon/GHG emissions. Even more so is the housing stock, and more specifically, the dwellings of some cultural value or heritage merit. In the case of historic dwellings, because of constraints imposed by their heritage value, improvements are not as easy as for the rest of the existing building stock. The UK must address retrofit measures in this sector as it inherits one of the oldest, most culturally-rich yet most poorly-performing housing stocks in Europe.This paper sets out to elaborate on the methodology developed for a research project aimed at devising a framework for interventions in traditional listed dwellings to improve the environmental impact at reasonable cost, in order to shape a more future-proof heritage by providing decision support structures for stakeholders groups. The paper concentrates on the proposed mixed methodology, which is centred on a selection of C.19th case study dwellings in Brighton, South East of England. Following a critical literature review, secondary data collection and analysis, interviews/questionnaires, measured surveys, data logging, thermal imaging and energy simulations are proposed in order to investigate the current energy performance and the possible improvements to suggest responsive and cost-effective energy retrofits of the selected dwellings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th Zero Energy Mass-Custom Homes (ZEMCH 2016) International Conference
Place of PublicationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Pages0-0
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2016
Event5th Zero Energy Mass-Custom Homes (ZEMCH 2016) International Conference - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20-23 December 2016
Duration: 16 Dec 2016 → …

Conference

Conference5th Zero Energy Mass-Custom Homes (ZEMCH 2016) International Conference
Period16/12/16 → …

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    Menconi, M., Piroozfar, P., & Painting, N. (2016). Responsive Retrofit Measures for Traditional Listed Dwellings: An Investigation into a Mixed Methods Approach. In 5th Zero Energy Mass-Custom Homes (ZEMCH 2016) International Conference (pp. 0-0).