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Reference Number GR/S94292/01
Title Building Market Transformation
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Geography and Environmental Studies) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 60%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy 100%
Principal Investigator Dr B Boardman
No email address given
Environmental Change Institute
University of Oxford
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2004
End Date 31 March 2009
Duration 54 months
Total Grant Value £965,373
Industrial Sectors Construction
Region South East
Programme Process Environment and Sustainability
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr B Boardman , Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford (99.994%)
  Other Investigator Professor GP Hammond , Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath (0.001%)
Professor T (Tim ) Jackson , Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey (0.001%)
Professor PFG Banfill , Sch of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Professor P Jones , Architecture, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Professor J Clarke , Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor T (Tadj ) Oreszczyn , Bartlett Sch of Env, Energy & Resources, University College London (0.001%)
  Recognised Researcher Dr K Lane , University of Oxford (0.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Faber Maunsel (0.000%)
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Abstract Building Market Transformation will identify how to halve carbon emissions from UK buildings by 2030 through direct action. This includes all uses of energy in the domestic and non-domestic sectors, except for industrial processes. Most external factors, such as the carbon intensity of the electricity supplied to the building, will be excluded, although the carbon embodied in the new interventions will be considered through life cycle analysis. The opportunities will be identified, in collaboration with the three other Carbon Vision projects, to include:Extensive debate with users and providers of buildings, including regular workshops to identify consensus;Rigorous analysis of the technical options available and discussions with materials manufacturers; Assessment of known social trends and the potential to harness public motivation;Analysis of a range of the major policy tools, including fuel prices, and the way to combine these to maximum effect; A radical reassessment of the opportunities for the Building Regulations, in comparison with international standards; Detailed modelling of current consumption and the proposed changes, validated against annual energy use and carbon emissions. The models produced will be publicly available in a useful, useable format
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