Retrofitting the Built Environment

Swan, William / Brown, Philip (Hrsg.)

Retrofitting the Built Environment

September 2013
  • 252 Seiten
  • Hardcover
  • Englisch
ISBN: 978-1-118-27350-0
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List of contributors vii


Kevin Anderson xv

1 Retrofitting the built environment: An introduction 1

Will Swan and Philip Brown

PART 1 Understanding the problem 5

2 Achieving 'systemic' urban retrofit: A framework for action 7

Tim May, Mike Hodson, Simon Marvin and Beth Perry

3 Openness in household energy use: The new Housing Energy Fact File 20

Jason Palmer, Ian Cooper and Martin Hughes

4 Retrofit innovation in the UK social housing sector: A socio-technical perspective 36

Will Swan

PART 2 Policy and regulation 53

5 A roadmap to significant reductions in energy use for existing buildings: The long view 55

Stephen Morgan

6 Thermal retrofit and building regulations for dwellings in the UK 67

Stephen Todd

7 Retrofitting existing dwellings: Lessons from the policy instruments of front-runners 81

Lorraine Murphy

PART 3 Implementing and evaluating retrofit 97

8 Make no assumptions: The selection of domestic retrofit improvements 99

Charlie Baker, Luke Smith and Will Swan

9 Life cycle assessment of refurbishment strategies for historical buildings 113

Gianluca Ruggieri, Giovanni Dotelli, Paco Melià and Sergio Sabbadini

10 FutureFit: Lessons for the Green Deal from a retrofit large-scale project in UK social housing 128

Alexandra Willey

11 Energy monitoring in retrofit projects: Strategies, tools and practices 141

Richard Fitton

PART 4 Peoples and communities 155

12 Engaging residents in multifamily building retrofits: Reducing energy consumption and enhancing resident satisfaction 157

Patricia Gee and Lucrezia Chiappetta

13 Ensuring energy efficiency at the individual level: Getting psychologically informed 170

Philip Brown

14 Barriers to domestic retrofit: Learning from past home improvement experiences 184

Becky Mallaband, Victoria Haines and Val Mitchell

15 Low-energy design for non-experts: Usability in whole house retrofit 200

Marianne Heaslip

Index 225