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

Clarke, Joseph Andrew 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. Other. Office of Science and Innovation, London.

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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 will see low-cost building energy management and control delivered to the mass market in order that plant can 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's not yet clear which will prove to be the most economic. Therefore, flexibility is needed in legislation and energy-efficiency initiatives.

Item type: Monograph (Other)
ID code: 6597
Keywords: energy efficiency, renewable energy, building simulation, energy systems, power systems, built environment, sustainable energy, uk, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Building construction, Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering, Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous), Building and Construction
Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Technology > Building construction
Technology > Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2008
Last modified: 27 Mar 2015 09:01
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/6597

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