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A strategic review of the offsite construction sector in Scotland.

Report
Smith, S., Hairstans, R., Macdonald, R. & Sanna, F. (2012)
A strategic review of the offsite construction sector in Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Government
The offsite construction sector covers a wide spectrum of companies and supply chains across Scotland. This study primarily involved a review of the offsite construction secto...

Review of actual energy demand and envelope performance of the Housing Innovation Showcase 2012

Report
Bros Williamson, J. (2017)
Review of actual energy demand and envelope performance of the Housing Innovation Showcase 2012. Edinburgh: Internal (Napier
This document presents a review of four years of delivered energy demand of selected dwellings at the Housing Innovation Showcase (HIS) developed by Kingdom Housing Associatio...

Work Package 1 - Review of construction process

Report
Bros Williamson, J., & Currie, J. (2017)
Work Package 1 - Review of construction process. Private, Cala Group Ltd
This report was commissioned by the Product Design Department at Cala Group Ltd (CALA) from the Scottish Energy Centre (review team) to assess current designs and construction...

Numerical and empirical evaluation of a novel building integrated collector storage solar water heater

Journal Article
Garnier, C., Muneer, T., & Currie, J. (2018)
Numerical and empirical evaluation of a novel building integrated collector storage solar water heater. Renewable Energy, 126, 281-295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.03.041
Integrated collector storage is a long established simple low cost solar water heater configuration combining the solar collector with a storage tank into a single unit. Previ...

Embodied carbon mitigation and reduction in the built environment – What does the evidence say?

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., & Moncaster, A. (2016)
Embodied carbon mitigation and reduction in the built environment – What does the evidence say?. Journal of Environmental Management, 181, 687-700. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.08.036
Of all industrial sectors, the built environment puts the most pressure on the natural environment, and in spite of significant efforts the International Energy Agency suggest...

A method to evaluate the life cycle environmental impacts of double skin facades in refurbishments

Conference Proceeding
Pomponi, F., Ip, K. & Oxizidis, S. (2014)
A method to evaluate the life cycle environmental impacts of double skin facades in refurbishments
Refurbishment of existing buildings represents a major challenge for the UK Government to meet the greenhouse gases (GHG) target. Double Skin Façades are one possible solution...

Double skin façade (DSF) technologies for UK office refurbishments: A systemic matchmaking practice

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., & Piroozfar, P. A. E. (2015)
Double skin façade (DSF) technologies for UK office refurbishments: A systemic matchmaking practice. Structural survey, 33(4/5), 372-406. https://doi.org/10.1108/ss-04-2015-0025
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to establish how UK offices and double skin façade (DSF) technologies can be best matched for refurbishment purposes. Design/methodology/a...

New Housing & Future Construction Skills: Adapting and Modernising for Growth

Report
Smith, S. (2019)
New Housing & Future Construction Skills: Adapting and Modernising for Growth. Edinburgh: Scottish Government
The short life working group (SLWG) met during 2018 and was established to assess and provide recommendations for ‘future new housing and construction skills’. Members include...