||This project looked at designing a supply chain solution to improve the energy efficiency of the vast majority of the 26 million UK homes which will still be in use by 2050.It looked to identify ways in which the refurbishment and retrofitting of existing residential properties can be accelerated by industrialising the processes of design, supply and implementation, while stimulating demand from householders by exploiting additional opportunities that come with extensive building refurbishment.The project developed a top-to-bottom process, using a method of analysing the most cost-effective package of measures suitable for a particular property, through to how these will be installed with the minimum disruption to the householder. This includes identifying the skills required of the people on the ground as well as the optimum material distribution networks to supply them with exactly what is required and when.
This deliverable is number 4b of 7 in Work Package 3. The report describes the retrofit solutions which have been designed to target the house types most likely to be occupied by consumer segments with whom a successful retrofit engagement is most likely. As such 9 house types have been identified for each of which 2 levels of retrofit package (basic and enhanced) have been created. The impacts of these retrofit packages have been quantified through the use of the Thermal Efficiency model developed within Work Package 1 of the project. This report highlights that occupant behaviour has a significant impact on the viability of retrofit and that advances in materials and techniques are needed if a meaningful impact on energy consumption is to be achieved through retrofit.
Please note this report was produced in 2011/2012 and its contents maybe out of date.