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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 ...
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; ...
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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, ...
Space heating preferences in UK social housing: A socio-technical household survey combined with building audits
This paper provides an analysis of the relationships between dwelling, household, and motivation, behaviour and perception characteristics and winter heating setpoint temperatures (n = 111) and heating periods (n = 148 and ...
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 ...
Energy saving behaviours among social housing tenants: Exploring the relationship with dwelling characteristics, monetary concerns, and psychological motivations
Increasing our understanding of the factors that influence energy saving behaviour could help in the development of more effective energy saving interventions. This paper describes the first phase of the EnerGAware project ...
The actual performance of aspiring low energy social houses in the United Kingdom
This paper compares the actual energy performance of six flats and two houses built to low energy standards (Code for Sustainable Homes Levels 4 and 5) with a near identical flat and house built to minimum compliance only ...