Date of publication: 2017-08-23 18:39
The Joint Commission, many federal agencies, and authorities in 97 states use the Guidelines as either a code or a reference standard when reviewing, approving, and financing projects or surveying, licensing, certifying, or accrediting newly constructed facilities.
The report for the Environment Agency and Trafford Borough Council on the Timperley Green Homes Trial described methods to motivate home-owners to address property-level effects of climate change. The Trial offered incentives including free fruit, garden landscaping and public transport in return for an investment in energy conservation by owner-occupiers.
Green Deal Communities is a joint project with Greater Manchester and DECC looking at the supply chain for the delivery of sustainable retrofit in the domestic sector. This has included activities such as supply chain training, the development of a retrofit pattern book and the provision of technical support to the development of a portfolio of monitored demonstration homes.
This group aims to elaborate a procedure, or procedures, to derive in-situ test data that will complement the declared or design thermal performance value of construction products, building elements and structures established by conventional steady state methods, . in accordance with EN 65956 and EN 6996.
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Will Swan is a Professor of Building Energy Performance and leads the research group. Will has a portfolio of projects including projects with DECC, the EPSRC, EU and a wide portfolio of commercial research. He was the co-Chair of Retrofit 7567 and is the co-Editor of the book from Blackwell-Wiley, Retrofitting the Built Environment, as well as author and co-author of a number of journal and conference papers. He sits on the Greater Manchester Buildings Group, is a CoRE Fellow and a Fellow of the Institute of Sustainability. Previously, he worked as part of the Centre for Construction Innovation where he advised construction clients and their supply chains on issues related to performance management and sustainable construction.
The aim of Journal of Housing and the Built Environment is to give international exposure to recent research and policy and practice developments on the built environment and thereby open up a forum wherein researchers can exchange ideas and develop contacts. In this way HBE seeks to enhance the quality of research in the field and disseminate the results to a wider audience. Its scope is intended to interest scientists as well as policy-makers, both in government and in organizations dealing with housing and urban issues.
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The study, the first nationwide study of its kind, focuses exclusively on the direct, indirect and induced effects local and regional park agencies’ spending have on economic activity. Read a more thorough, technical discussion of the study here.
The report was commissioned by the Environment Agency, as part of the Resilient Homes programme. Salford University served on the steering group of one of the forst community scale climate change action plans, and conducted research into the attidues ofhouseholders considering how to respond to climate change. This included ways to invest in energy conservation in their homes.
This project, undertaken with procurement organisation Fusion76, was concerned with the development of a resident engagement toolkit to identify and manage resident related risk through the whole life of a large-scale retrofit project. This included issues such as identifying in-use risks of specific technologies, to the application and evaluation of a wide variety of interventions to deliver a resident-centred retrofit delivery process.
This group was focused on examining performance gap issues in new building properties in the UK and how these issues can monitored and resolved from a technology point of view. ABERG provided members to the process and performance groups as part of this major national project.
This project, undertaken with procurement organisation Fusion76, was concerned with the development of a sustainable retrofit options appraisal tool, which addressed the technical options, delivery risk and financial arrangements for large-scale retrofit projects.
SEEDS focuses on both the residential and commercial sectors. The commercial (or tertiary) sector includes a wide spectrum of building type and surrounding open spaces (shopping, education, offices, sanitary, leisure, sport, motorways, etc). The SEEDS project will be of direct applicability on the residential and commercial sectors (saving energy potential around 85%). The results of the project will be validated in the commercial sector (offices building with its parking area in Spain) and part of a university campus in Norway (University of Stavanger). Nevertheless, SEEDS developments will also be of applicability into the residential sector. Find out more details about the SEEDS project
The research team support the day-to-day operations of ABERG and are the link people for the three core subject areas of monitoring and performance, people and delivery.