Thermal improvement of existing dwellings

Joseph Andrew Clarke, Cameron Johnstone, Monica Lever, L.B. McElroy, Luis Prazeres, Paul Strachan

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This report describes the outcome from a study to determine the impact of energy efficiency measures applied to the Scottish housing stock. Assuming conventional property type classifications, the present performance of the housing stock is quantified using available survey data. Building simulation techniques were then employed to generate a Web-based, decision-support tool for use by policy makers to estimate the impact of deploying energy efficiency measures in different combinations over time. The process of tool formulation is described and an example is given of tool use to identify best-value retrofitting options while
taking factors such as future climate change and improved standard of living into account.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • thermal energy
  • housing
  • thermal improvement
  • dwellings
  • scottish housing stock
  • survey data


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