Corporate report

Low-carbon homes: best strategies and pitfalls

This report and summary advise constructors on strategies to ensure modern, low-carbon domestic buildings meet expectations after findings that many do not.

From:
Innovate UK
Published:

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Building Performance Evaluation Programme: findings from domestic projects - summary (PDF)

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Building Performance Evaluation Programme: findings from domestic projects - full report (PDF)

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Details

This report analysed data from Innovate UK’s £8 million Building Performance Evaluation Programme. It found that many homes were not meeting performance expectations. These expectations include the UK commitment to reduce greenhouse gases by up to 80% by the year 2050.

The report found that some homes had problems adopting new technologies, such as:

  • solar water heaters
  • heat-recovery ventilation
  • automatic blinds
  • heating controls.

The data in this report is aimed to help the following groups:

  • designers
  • developers
  • policymakers.

 

 

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