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dc.contributor.authorAtkinson, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorLittlewood, John
dc.contributor.authorKarani, George
dc.contributor.authorGeens, Andrew
dc.identifier.citationAtkinson, J., Littlewood, J., Karani, G. and Geens, A. (2016) 'Relieving fuel poverty in Wales with external wall insulation', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability, 170(2), pp.93-101en_US
dc.descriptionThis article was published open access in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability on 05 April 2016 (online), available at
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the results of five case studies of dwellings in Swansea, UK, that received retrofitted external wall insulation through the first phase of the Welsh government’s ‘Arbed’ scheme in Wales between 2010 and 2012. Arbed is part of the Welsh government’s carbon dioxide emissions reduction and fuel poverty policy objectives. Energy consumption, costs and carbon dioxide emissions data are presented and discussed for each case study, which were collected as part of a doctoral research project undertaken in collaboration with two housing associations in Swansea, Wales. These data are analysed to assess alleviations of fuel poverty, reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and the payback of the interventions. Furthermore, unintended benefits and the implications for further dwellings receiving external wall insulation are also discussed. This paper will be useful to stakeholders involved in the upgrade of existing buildings built around 1919 in reviewing options that give the best payback against energy and carbon dioxide emissions savings.en_US
dc.publisherice publishingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability
dc.subjectfuel povertyen_US
dc.subjectexternal wall insulationen_US
dc.subjectenergy conservationen_US
dc.titleRelieving fuel poverty in Wales with external wall insulationen_US

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