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A novel post-processing contaminant transport and decay model for EnergyPlus

A novel post-processing contaminant transport and decay model for EnergyPlus

This paper introduces PolyPol, a post-processing tool that calculates the transport and deposition of an unlimited number of contaminants from airflow data output from EnergyPlus simulations. In addition, the model is able to ...

Residential energy use in Oman: a scoping study

Residential energy use in Oman: a scoping study

The Authority for Electricity Regulation (AER) Oman is addressing the nationally important issue of energy efficiency in residential premises. Reducing energy use in Oman’s residential sector has the potential to reduce the ...

Uptake of energy efficiency interventions in English houses, 2000 to 2007

Uptake of energy efficiency interventions in English houses, 2000 to 2007

Little detailed evidence has previously been available regarding the uptake rate or prevalence of energy efficiency interventions among specific household groups. This study uses the Home Energy Efficiency Database (HEED) to investigate both ...

Building types and built forms

Building types and built forms

Building types and built forms. Matador: Leicestershire, UK. 

A socio-technical approach to post-occupancy evaluation: interactive adaptability in domestic retrofit

A socio-technical approach to post-occupancy evaluation: interactive adaptability in domestic retrofit

Understanding the process of domestic retrofit is important for learning and innovation. This is particularly the case for low carbon retrofits such as those undertaken under the UK's Retrofit for the Future ...

Greening the recovery: the report of the UCL Green Economy Commission

Greening the recovery: the report of the UCL Green Economy Commission

Ekins, P; Baddeley, M; Medda, F; Nesheim, L; Radosevic, S; (2014) Greening the recovery: the report of the UCL Green Economy Commission. OVPR/UCL Public Policy: University College London. 

The UK urgently needs ...

Greening the recovery: the report of the UCL Green Economy Commission

Greening the recovery: the report of the UCL Green Economy Commission

Ekins, P; Baddeley, M; Medda, F; Nesheim, L; Radosevic, S; (2014) Greening the recovery: the report of the UCL Green Economy Commission. OVPR/UCL Public Policy: University College London. 

The UK urgently needs ...

The value of social networks in the diffusion of energy efficiency innovations in UK households

The value of social networks in the diffusion of energy efficiency innovations in UK households

The UK Government has policy goals for increasing energy efficiency in existing homes. However, there are doubts that standard technology and behavioural innovations will be adopted widely enough in time to achieve the ...

The Effect of party wall permeability on estimations of infiltration from air leakage

The Effect of party wall permeability on estimations of infiltration from air leakage

The importance of reducing adventitious infiltration in order to save energy is highlighted by the relevant building standards of many countries. This operational infiltration is often inferred via the measurement of the air ...

Review of methods to map people's daily activity – application for smart homes

Review of methods to map people's daily activity – application for smart homes

People's daily activity in their home has widespread implications, including health and energy consumption, yet in most environmental studies people’s activity is only estimated by using screening or structured observation. This ...

Using building simulation to model the drying of flooded building archetypes

Using building simulation to model the drying of flooded building archetypes

Using building simulation to model the drying of flooded building archetypes. JOURNAL OF BUILDING PERFORMANCE SIMULATION, 6 (2) 119 - 140. 10.1080/19401493.2012.703243

Decomposing long-run carbon abatement cost curves - robustness and uncertainty

Decomposing long-run carbon abatement cost curves - robustness and uncertainty

Policy makers in the United Kingdom (UK), as in many countries around the world, are confronted with a situation of legally binding commitments to reduce carbon emissions. In this context it remains an ...

Modal choice in a TIMES model

Modal choice in a TIMES model

Modal choice in a TIMES model. (Report submitted to IEA-ETSAP, May 2012 ).

The impact of the introduction of a carbon tax for Scotland

The impact of the introduction of a carbon tax for Scotland

The impact of the introduction of a carbon tax for Scotland. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary (Special Issue No 3 - Economic and Energy System Modelling) 13 - 19. 

The science of climate change

The science of climate change

The science of climate change. In: McGregor, A and Roberts, C and Cousins, F, (eds.) Two Degrees: The Built Environment and Our Changing Climate. Routledge.