Economic analysis of energy savings & cost effectiveness of deep energy retrofits of residential buildings in England

Ademuyiwa Agbonyin, Stamatis Zoras
2019
Buildings are known to consume a large proportion of the final energy demand (approximately 37%) in the United Kingdom. Fragmenting this further, about 60% of the supply of a building is expended in space and water heating. Modern building stock are constructed with thermal insulation and are fitted with energy efficient appliances and fixtures. For this reason, focus has to switch to the older building stock in England in order to identify more techniques to reduce energy consumption therefore
more » ... reducing the carbon footprint of these buildings, to this end, several building energy upgrade methods such as double-glazed windows, attic insulation, green spaces etc. have been proposed and are commercially available; However, house owners and building stakeholders are often misinformed in making retrofit decisions, and often do so based on the strong marketing techniques of manufacturers. This paper generates a smart decision making matrix for stakeholders to select and invest in the optimal energy saving measures which would suit their building type.
doi:10.26262/reland.v2i0.6756 fatcat:ivs6xz4boncjjntblmbx4bwhf4