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EPSRC Reference: GR/S94292/01
Title: Building Market Transformation
Principal Investigator: Boardman, Dr B
Other Investigators:
Jackson, Professor T Clarke, Professor J Jones, Professor P
Oreszczyn, Professor T Banfill, Professor PF Hammond, Professor GP
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Dr K Lane
Project Partners:
Faber Maunsell Ltd
Department: Environmental Change Institute SoGE
Organisation: University of Oxford
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 October 2004 Ends: 31 March 2009 Value (£): 965,373
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Building Ops & Management Construction Ops & Management
Energy Efficiency
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Construction
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Building Market Transformation will identify how to halve carbon emissions from UK buildings by 2030 through direct action. This includes all uses of energy in the domestic and non-domestic sectors, except for industrial processes. Most external factors, such as the carbon intensity of the electricity supplied to the building, will be excluded, although the carbon embodied in the new interventions will be considered through life cycle analysis. The opportunities will be identified, in collaboration with the three other Carbon Vision projects, to include:Extensive debate with users and providers of buildings, including regular workshops to identify consensus;Rigorous analysis of the technical options available and discussions with materials manufacturers; Assessment of known social trends and the potential to harness public motivation;Analysis of a range of the major policy tools, including fuel prices, and the way to combine these to maximum effect; A radical reassessment of the opportunities for the Building Regulations, in comparison with international standards;Detailed modelling of current consumption and the proposed changes, validated against annual energy use and carbon emissions. The models produced will be publicly available in a useful, useable format.
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