A visual energy performance assessment and decision support tool for dwellings

Amit Mhalas, Mohamad Kassem, Tracey Crosbie, Nashwan Dawood

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Abstract

The target for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reduction in the UK is set at 20% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. The UK housing stock is one of the least energy efficient in Europe. The energy used in homes accounts for more than a quarter of energy use and carbon dioxide emissions in Great Britain. Therefore, it is imperative to improve the energy performance of the existing housing stock and fully exploit energy efficiency and renewable energy interventions. The UK has developed several policies and initiatives to improve the energy performance of the housing stock and there are a number of databases that hold information about the condition of the housing stock. However, existing approaches and tools do not allow decision makers to assess the environmental and economic effectiveness of CO2 reduction strategies at the neighbourhood level.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
JournalVisualization in Engineering
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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