An Introduction to Low Carbon Domestic Refurbishment comes in two parts. The first describes the fundamentals and preliminary considerations of planning a low carbon refurbishment project, before exploring various components of a house (walls, heating systems etc.). Each chapter includes references and links to valuable sources. In the second section, a series of case studies provide examples real-world low carbon refurbishment projects and products.
This updated edition brings An Introduction to Low Carbon Domestic Refurbishment up-to-date with Approved Document L, changes to permitted development rights, and other issues around planning and funding. It encompasses the latest research and expands its discussion of air-tightness and ventilation, water labelling, and lighting – plus brand new references and case studies.
Section One: 1. Introduction, 2. First Principles, 3. Before you Start, Section Two: 4. Floors, 5. Walls, 6. Roofs, 7. Windows and External Doors, 8. Air Tightness, 9. Ventilation, 10. Heating, 11. Hot and Cold Water, 12. Electric Power, 13. Other Issues, Section Three: Case Study one: Knauf Insulation and St Vincent’s Housing Association, Cosy Home, Case Study 2: Baxi Group, Baxi Bioflo Installation for Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership, Case Study 3: Kingspan Low Energy Solid Wall Refurbishment, Burnley, Case Study 4: Ecospheric Chorlton Eco Home, Case Study 5: Rockwool, Dee Cottages, Flintshire, Case Study 6: Retrofit for the Future, Hnley, Stoke on Trent, Case Study 7: Saint-Gobain Isover, Optimal Internal Wall Insulation, System Installation, Bolton, Case Study 8: Elmwood Avenue SuperHome, Chester