|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.
Work Package 2 concerns the impact of thermal efficiency measures on the UK housing stock
This deliverable is number 1b of 7 in Work Package 2 and presents t he final results of a segmentation of the English housing stock, providing incremental detail to that contained within the earlier D2.1a deliverable. The UK housing stock has been split into 40 different archetypes based on the date of construction of the property and the dwelling configuration. Approximately 12 of these types represent almost 60% of the dwelling stock, and are described in the tabulations in detail. The breakdowns of characteristics within the document have been identified by the consortium partners as being of primaryinterest in assessing the cost and technical feasibility of refurbishment solutions. The parameters listed for the 40 property archetypes will be used as inputs into the UK housing stock model developed in later deliverables in this work package.