residential buildings / dwellings

Post date: 13 Apr 2010
Type: Publication

Post date: 13 Apr 2010
Type: Publication

The Building Standards Technical Handbook, published on April 6, 2010 and which comes into force in October 1, 2010, confirms:Enhanced energy standards for new buildings - both homes and non-domestic - which will reduce emissions by 30 per cent on 2007 standards and by 70 per cent compared to 1990 Improved sound insulation to party walls and floors and the introduction of sound insulation testing to homes Better security features for homes including higher design specification for doors, windows and locks to deter opportunity crime
Post date: 12 Apr 2010
Type: News

Post date: 22 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

Post date: 22 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

The new strategy will help people make smarter use of energy in homes, making it easier to take action and reduce bills. Installing some technologies, such as solid wall insulation, could see energy bills cut by £380 a year (average between 2013 and 2020). The new strategy will also be good for jobs, with up to 65,000 jobs required in the green homes industry as a result, for example installing and manufacturing energy saving measures or providing home energy advice. The strategy will be implemented in a three stage plan:
Post date: 5 Mar 2010
Type: News

By addressing all aspects simultaneously, ESP-r allows the designer to explore the complex relationships between a building's form, fabric, air flow, plant and control. ESP-r is based on a finite volume, conservation approach in which a problem (specified in terms of geometry, construction, operation, leakage distribution, etc.) is transformed into a set of conservation equations (for energy, mass, momentum, etc.) which are then integrated at successive time-steps in response to climate, occupant and control system influences.
Post date: 5 Feb 2010
Type: Tool