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dc.contributor.authorBeizaee, A.en
dc.contributor.authorAllinson, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorLomas, K. J.en
dc.contributor.authorFoda, Ehaben
dc.contributor.authorLoveday, D. L.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-02T12:40:47Z
dc.date.available2018-10-02T12:40:47Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-28
dc.identifier.citationBeizaee, A., Allinson, D., Lomas, K., Foda, E., Loveday, D. (2015) Measuring the potential of zonal space heating controls to reduce energy use in UK homes: the case of un-furbished 1930s dwellings. Energy and Buildings, 92, pp. 29-44en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/16666
dc.descriptionGold open access articleen
dc.description.abstractA matched pair of 1930s semi-detached houses, in original condition and un-refurbished in terms of energy efficiency, were employed to measure the energy savings that might result from the use of zonal space heating control (ZC). The houses were adjoined and had the same synthetic, yet realistic, occupancy schedule, the same new central heating system, and were exposed to the same weather conditions. In one house the space heating was controlled conventionally (CC) according to minimum requirements in UK Building Regulation Part L1B for existing dwellings, whereas in the other house ZC was used to heat the rooms only when they were ‘occupied’. Over an 8-week winter test period, the house with ZC used 11.8% less gas despite 2.4 percentage points drop in average daily boiler efficiency. Although zonal control reduced the mean indoor air temperature of the whole house by 0.6 °C, it did not reduce the average air temperature in rooms during the hours of active ‘occupancy’. Normalisation and extrapolation of the results shows that, compared to CC, ZC could reduce annual gas demand for space heating by 12% in most regions of the UK, and that ZC would be a more effective energy efficiency measure in homes in the cooler, more northerly regions of the UK.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectSpace heatingen
dc.subjectZonal controlen
dc.subjectProgrammable TRVen
dc.subjectSmart heatingen
dc.subjectUK homesen
dc.subjectSynthetic occupancyen
dc.subjectMeasurementen
dc.titleMeasuring the potential of zonal space heating controls to reduce energy use in UK homes: The case of un-furbished 1930s dwellingsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2015.01.040
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)en
dc.projectidEP/H009612/1en
dc.projectidEP/K00249X/1en
dc.cclicenceCC BYen
dc.date.acceptance2015-01-20en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)en


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