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Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from UK hotels in 2030

Taylor, S., Peacock, A., Banfill, P. and Shao, L. (2010) Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from UK hotels in 2030. Building and Environment, 45 (6). pp. 1389-1400. ISSN 0360-1323

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2009.12.001

Abstract/Summary

The feasibility of halving greenhousegasemissions from hotels by 2030 has been studied as part of the Carbon Vision Buildings Programme. The aim of that programme was to study ways of reducing emissions from the existing stock because it will be responsible for the majority of building emissions over the next few decades. The work was carried out using detailed computer simulation using the ESP-r tool. Two hotels were studied, one older and converted and the other newer and purpose-built, with the aim of representing the most common UKhotel types. The effects were studied of interventions expected to be available in 2030 including fabric improvements, HVAC changes, lighting and appliance improvements and renewable energy generation. The main finding was that it is technically feasible to reduce emissions by 50% without compromising guest comfort. Ranking of the interventions was problematical for several reasons including interdependence and the impacts on boiler sizing of large reductions in the heating load

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Construction Management and Engineering > Innovative and Sustainable Technologies
ID Code:29213
Uncontrolled Keywords:Building simulation; CO2 emissions; Energy; Hotels; Climate; Retrofit; Technical feasibility

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