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dc.contributor.authorHolmes, David
dc.contributor.authorCounsell, John
dc.contributor.authorLittlewood, John
dc.contributor.authorGeens, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Gareth
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-20T14:17:38Z
dc.date.available2011-10-20T14:17:38Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationWorld Sustainable Building Conference, SB11, 18-21 OctoberHelsinki, Finlanden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/2795
dc.description.abstractThis paper introduces a European funded research project to develop design guidance for low carbon and ecological social housing in Wales. From September 2010, all new dwellings in Wales must meet code Level 3, of the Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH) with an additional requirement to achieve a reduction in CO2 emissions with 31% improvement over Part L, Building Regulations 2006, and with the aim of moving towards zero carbon as soon as possible. Higher standards of ecological building practice required to meet Code levels 4 and above demand a fundamental rethink of existing approaches to design, construction and integration of renewable energy systems. The main issue is how to identify and utilise best practice in achieving these targets within the framework of existing cost constraints. Methodology adopted in evaluating the ecological credentials of existing and proposed schemes within the built asset base of the industrial partner focuses on the design approach for low carbon dwellings in primarily urban locations. This paper will be useful to Registered Social Landlords, Local & Regional Government Agencies, and Private Sector organisations engaged in the planning, design and procurement of residential buildings.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.subjectLow Carbon Dwellingsen_GB
dc.subjectEcological Housingen_GB
dc.subjectWelsh Housingen_GB
dc.subjectBuilt Environmenten_GB
dc.titleAn exploration of low carbon and ecological dwellings, for the social housing sector in Wales, UKen_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB


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