1st Edition

An Introduction to Low Carbon Domestic Refurbishment

ISBN 9781859465394
Published September 16, 2014 by RIBA Publishing
96 Pages

USD $63.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Peter Rickaby is Director of Rickaby Thompson Associates, a specialist energy and sustainability consultancy founded in 1982. He is a non-executive Director of CoRE, an experienced SAP and NHER Assessor and trainer, an accredited Low Carbon Energy Assessor through CIBSE, and a BREEAM Accredited Professional.  Peter is also a member of the RIBA’s Sustainable Futures Group, of the Zero Carbon Hub’s Energy Work Group of BSI’s PAS 2030 Steering Group and of the Whole House Retrofit Group of the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Buildings (EEPB).

Construction Products Association represents the UK's manufacturers and suppliers of construction products components and fittings. It acts as the voice of the construction products sector representing the industry-wide view of its members.