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Reference Number ETI-SS1601
Title Smart Systems and Heat (SSH) Programme - Building Retrofit
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 90%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Other Supporting Data) 10%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Civil Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
PRP Architects
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 18 April 2014
End Date 31 March 2017
Duration 35 months
Total Grant Value £541,000
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region London
Programme Smart Systems and Heat
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , PRP Architects (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Peabody (0.001%)
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About the project

  • Project to practically test and develop novel approaches to domesticretrofit
  • House types to be retrofitted based on the findings of previousETIresearch
  • Project strengthensETIs growing capability in creating future-proof and economic local energy solutions across theUK
Abstract The aim of the project is to validate the cost, time and energy effectiveness of domestic retrofit across different house types, using an approach that could be employed to improve the energy efficiency of the vast majority of the existing 26 million homes in the UK which will still be in existence by 2050. The novel, mass-scale retrofit approach being tested was first developed in a deskbased ETI project (Optimising Thermal Efficiency of Existing Housing) completed in 2012, as part of the ETI Buildings programme. The novel, mass-scale retrofit approach tested was first developed in a deskbased ETI project Optimising Thermal Efficiency of Existing Housing completed in 2012, as part of the ETI Buildings programme.

The 541k project retrofitted five types of domestic property.

  1. A pre-1919 mid-terracehouse.
  2. A pre-1919 detachedhouse.
  3. A 1919-44 semi-detachedhouse.
  4. A 1945-64 semi-detachedhouse
  5. A post 1980 semi-detachedhouse.
Publications (none)
Final Report (none)
Added to Database 11/10/18