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The role of built environment energy efficiency in a sustainable UK energy economy

Clarke, Joseph and Johnstone, Cameron and Kelly, Nicolas and Strachan, Paul and Tuohy, Paul Gerard (2008) The role of built environment energy efficiency in a sustainable UK energy economy. Energy Policy, 36 (12). pp. 4605-4609. ISSN 0301-4215

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    Abstract

    Energy efficiency in the built environment can make significant contributions to a sustainable energy economy. In order to achieve this, greater public awareness of the importance of energy efficiency is required. In the short term, new efficient domestic appliances, building technologies, legislation quantifying building plant performance, and improved building regulations to include installed plant will be required. Continuing these improvements in the longer term is likely to see the adoption of small-scale renewable technologies embedded in the building fabric. Internet-based energy services could deliver low-cost building energy management and control to the mass market enabling plant to be operated and maintained at optimum performance levels and energy savings quantified. There are many technology options for improved energy performance of the building fabric and energy systems and it is not yet clear which will prove to be the most economic. Therefore, flexibility is needed in legislation and energy-efficiency initiatives.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 31406
    Keywords: construction, energy efficiency, building regulations, Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 27 May 2011 10:03
    Last modified: 19 Jan 2014 16:28
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/31406

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