4.1 Retrofit Performance Gaps(Duplicate)

Main contributors to Module 4 WARM Low Energy Building Practice for use of material from the CarbonLite CEPH course, Eric Parks, Andy Simmonds, Tim Martel (modelling), Tina Holt (editing) The key objectives of Module 4 are: to understand in more detail why energy performance gaps occur in many retrofitted (and new) buildings to consider ways […]


  1. http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/as/cebe/projects/tap/tap_part2.pdf
  2. EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION IN TRADITIONAL BUILDINGS: Case studies of three large-scale projects in the North of England by NDM Heath Ltd published by English Heritage (https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/external-wall-insulation-traditional-buildings/)
  3. https://www.gentoogroup.com/for-customers/news/2016/march/boilers-on-prescription-scheme-reduces-gp-appointments-by-60/
  4. http://www.cse.org.uk/pdf/you_just_have_to_get_by.pdf “Coping with low incomes and cold homes. by CSE and University of Bristol
  5. Retrofit Revealed, Innovate UK
  6. In the worst cases it has been known for occupants to find that after a shallow retrofit they are actually using more energy than before. Research by Jenny Love at Salford University demonstrates that the deeper the retrofit, the less likely this is to happen. Her work involved a modelling a range of retrofit options and a range of ‘energy use behaviour’ options. Her findings showed evidence that: “It is much easier for behaviour change to cause increased energy use if only moderate energy efficient retrofit is undertaken..[However] …if significant improvements in heat loss and system efficiency are undertaken, space heating energy use will reduce irrespective of occupant behaviour”. http://www.salford.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/142385/023-Love.pdf THIS LINK SEEMS TO BE MISSING
  7. DECC June 2012 Green Deal Impact Assessment
Lesson tags: AECB, CarbonLite, CarbonLite Retrofit, performance gap, retrofit
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