• Engineering
  • Published 2014

The importance of occupancy patterns on the analysis of heating energy relating to housing refurbishment

@inproceedings{Stevenson2014TheIO,
  title={The importance of occupancy patterns on the analysis of heating energy relating to housing refurbishment},
  author={Elizabeth Victoria Stevenson and Barry McNaboe},
  year={2014}
}
Attempts to reduce household energy consumption for space heating are showing little progress. This paper explores the role of thermal mass in refurbishing an existing dwelling to reduce heating energy consumption. The investigation is based on three refurbishment strategies to achieve light, medium and heavy weight building structures in conjunction with a highly insulated and airtight structure (compatible with Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5). This was based on a typical Irish dwelling… CONTINUE READING