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Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number ETI-BU1001
Title Building Supply Chain for Mass Refurbishment of Houses
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Civil Engineering) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 75%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 25%;
Principal Investigator Professor T (Tadj ) Oreszczyn
No email address given
Bartlett Sch of Env, Energy & Resources
University College London
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 02 August 2010
End Date 24 October 2013
Duration 39 months
Total Grant Value £3,000,000
Industrial Sectors Construction
Region London
Programme Buildings
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor T (Tadj ) Oreszczyn , Bartlett Sch of Env, Energy & Resources, University College London (99.993%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.001%)
Project Contact , Building Research Establishment (BRE) Ltd (0.001%)
Project Contact , Wates Construction (0.001%)
Project Contact , PRP Architects (0.001%)
Project Contact , Peabody (0.001%)
Project Contact , TotalFlow (0.001%)
Project Contact , EDF Energy R&D UK Centre Limited (0.001%)
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  • Research project to identify how retrofitting of existing housing stock could be accelerated
  • Identified a series of potential retrofit approaches to UK housing stock
  • Approaches identified were tested within our Smart Systems and Heat programme

This project looked at designing a supply chain solution to improve the energy efficiency of the vast majority of the 26 million UK homes which will still be in use by 2050. It looked to identify ways in which the refurbishment and retrofitting of existing residential properties can be accelerated by industrialising the processes of design, supply and implementation, while stimulating demand from householders by exploiting additional opportunities that come with extensive building refurbishment.The project developed a top-to-bottom process, using a method of analysing the most cost-effective package of measures suitable for a particular property, through to how these will be installed with the minimum disruption to the householder. This includes identifying the skills required of the people on the ground as well as the optimum material distribution networks to supply them with exactly what is required and when.
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Added to Database 16/08/18