UK Zero Carbon Homes 2016 - Exemplary Development
Burzynski , R., Yao, R. and Crane , M. (2010) UK Zero Carbon Homes 2016 - Exemplary Development. In: World Renewable Energy Congress XI, 25-30 September 2010, Abu Dhabi.
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In October 2008 UK government announced very ambitious commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of at least 34% by 2020 and by 80% by 2050 against a 1990 baseline. Consequently the government declares that new homes should be built to high environmental standards which means that from 2016 new homes will have to be built to a Zero Carbon standard. The paper sets out to present UK zero carbon residential development achieving the highest, Level 6 of Code for Sustainable Homes standard. Comprehensive information is provided about various environmental aspects of the housing development. Special attention is given to energy efficiency features of the houses and low carbon district heating solution which include biomass boiler, heat pumps, solar collectors and photovoltaic panels. The paper presents also challenges which designers and builders had to face delivering houses of the future.
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