Evaluating the performance of low carbon buildings and communities: how far, how much?

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Chakrabarti Room, JHB208, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


This presentation investigates how far, and how much, the actual performance of existing, refurbished and new low carbon buildings and communities in UK, can be monitored and evaluated, using multi-disciplinary techniques of carbon mapping, building performance evaluation and post-occupancy feedback, in order to meet national carbon reduction targets.

The presentation draws on a portfolio of recent and on-going research projects on advanced low carbon refurbishment, evaluating low carbon communities and building performance evaluation, funded by ESRC, EPSRC, TSB and industry.

Rajat Gupta is Director of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development and Low Carbon Building Research Group at Oxford Brooke University.

This event is supported by Orsis UK Limited and Zero Carbon Hub.

ORSIS logo (trimmed)Orsis (UK) Limited, a leading provider of energy and environmental metering and monitoring solutions is dedicated in delivering timely, accurate and useful data to help support research programmes and improvements in energy saving measures in an effort to reduce our Carbon footprint and alleviate fuel poverty.

Zero Carbon Hub logoZero Carbon Hub was established in 2008, as a non-profit organisation, to take day-to-day operational responsibility for achieving the government’s target of delivering zero carbon homes in England from 2016. Since then we’ve worked with both government and industry with the focus on raising build standards and reducing the risk associated with implementing the Zero Carbon Homes policy.