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Domestic-in use building performance evaluation
Understanding the effects of design and handover process in the in-use performance of a low carbon affordable housing.
The social housing development is split into 2 separate sites in Hanworth (Hounslow) comprising of 10 two-storey houses, owned by the Thames Valley Housing Association (TVHA) and built on previously brownfield sites, all achieving Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. The evaluation will focus on two houses, one 3-bed mid-terrace on Pippin Close and the other 5-bed detached house on Barnlea Close.
The proposed in-use study over two heating seasons, will reveal the gap between design intent and actual in-use performance with particular focus on:
The results will be used to inform current and future developments by TVCHA which has over 14,500 properties under management in South-east England and aims to construct around 400 Code Level 4 units within the next 3 years. The results will help determine whether the residents are achieving the maximum benefit from their new homes. The data gathered will be essential in selecting future construction methods.
Duration: 2012 - 2014
Funded by: Technology Strategy Board
Project Partners: Thames Valley Housing (TVCHA) BPTW Partnership Hill Partnership
Funding: Total project value: £59,992 Income to OBU: £43,918