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Measured indoor temperatures, thermal comfort and overheating risk: Post-Occupancy evaluation of low energy houses in the UK
There is growing concern in Western Europe that higher insulation and air tightness of residential buildings may lead to increased overheating risk during the summer. This risks undoing the energy savings as it may lead ...
The gap between simulated and measured energy performance: A case study across six identical new-build flats in the UK
Monitoring of completed buildings often identifies significant gaps between the predicted and actual energy use of buildings. This is referred to as the ‘energy performance gap’. To date, most research on the energy ...
Determinants of high electrical energy demand in UK homes: Appliance ownership and use
This paper provides an analysis of the appliance ownership and use factors contributing to high electrical energy demand in UK homes. The data were collected during a large-scale, city-wide survey, carried out in Leicester, ...
The role of thermostatic radiator valves for the control of space heating in UK social-rented households
This paper provides an analysis of the relationships between dwelling, household and motivation, behaviour and perception characteristics and thermostatic radiator valve (TRV) settings in living rooms (n=187) and bedrooms ...
A comparison between thermostat and thermostatic radiator valve setpoint temperatures in UK social housing
In the UK, in centrally heated dwellings, space heating is commonly controlled by a whole house thermostat as well as thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) fitted on individual radiators. TRV settings define a setpoint ...
The building energy performance gap: Up close and personal
Measurements of completed projects confirm significant gaps between the predicted and actual energy performance of buildings. This is due to: actual occupant behaviour; weather conditions; workmanship/installation errors; ...
eViz - Energy Visualisation for Carbon Reduction
Measured indoor temperatures, thermal comfort and overheating risk: Post-occupancy evaluation of low energy houses in the UK
There is growing concern in Western Europe that higher insulation and air tightness of residential buildings leads to increased overheating risk. This paper discusses temperature monitoring from identical houses in the ...