Simulation support for the formulation of domestic sector upgrading strategies

J.A. Clarke, C. Johnstone, M. Lever, L.B. McElroy, F. McKenzie, G. Peart, L.M.R. Prazeres, P.A. Strachan

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This paper describes the application of a building simulation program to construct a decision-support tool for use by policy makers addressing the needs of the Scottish domestic housing sector. The process of tool formulation is described and an example given of its use to identify best-value retrofit options while taking factors such as future climate change and improved standard of living into consideration. It is argued that the process of tool formation renders it applicable to the cumulative roll-out of upgrade measures in the long term, both within and outwith the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference, Eindhoven
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003
Event8th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 11 Aug 200314 Aug 2003


Conference8th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference


  • building simulation
  • building design
  • housing
  • renewable energy
  • sustainable housing
  • climate change
  • design engineering
  • simulation support
  • formulation
  • domestic sector
  • upgrading strategies

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