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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Platform for Dynamic National Housing Stock Simulation to Evaluate Decarbonisation Scenarios

Gustavo Sousa1, Benjamin Jones1, Parham A. Mirzaei1, Darren Robinson2
1Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham, UK
2Sheffield School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, UK

Abstract: National housing stock energy models have to date focussed on buildings’ thermal performance to describe the energy demand of the 27 million dwellings that make up the UK housing stock. Insufficient attention has thus far been dedicated to the drivers influencing the future evolution of this demand, such as household composition, peer pressure, financial incentives, educational programs and health. In order to improve upon the understanding of these drivers, a modular platform for the dynamic simulation of the UK housing stock has been developed. This platform integrates the virtues to existing housing stock energy models, in particular their representation of the composition and attribution of the stock—albeit in reduced form, with mechanisms to explore the potential impacts of policies and strategies to decarbonise the stock.
Pages: 1092 - 1100