Analysis Of The Energy Inefficiency Of A Brick Three Storey Terraced Town House Built Around 1880

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This report is an analysis of the energy inefficiency of a brick three storey terraced town house built around 1880 circa, and how the dwellings can be made efficient to meet required targets of 114MtCO2 by 2020 and also to comply with the Energy Act 2011 for the private rented sector
The UK has some of the oldest building stock in Europe. Therefore the buildings are poorly insulated which results in the heat leaking out and letting draught in. These buildings are accountable
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Figure 1 (Department of Energy & Climate Change, 2014)
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The inefficient homes in the UK have catastrophic effects on global warming. The UK needs to become more energy efficient as at the moment it emits a large amount of greenhouse gases which risk dangerous climate change. The retrofitting of the brick three storey terraced town house is necessary in order to comply with the legislations set out by parliament in the UK Climate Change Act (2008) or if the house falls under the private rented sector it must comply with the Energy Act 2011.
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