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Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing: peer review

Published: 22 Oct 2013
Part of:
Environment and climate change
ISBN:
9781782569961

Peer review scrutinising the example dwellings in the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing consultation document.

246 page PDF

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246 page PDF

3.8MB

Contents
Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing: peer review
Glossary

246 page PDF

3.8MB

Glossary

DECC Department of Energy and Climate Change
CERO Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation Part of the ECO focused on solid wall insulation and hard-to-treat cavity wall insulation measures
ECO Energy Companies Obligation Obligation on energy companies to fund energy efficiency measures
EE Energy Efficiency Rating (or SAP rating) Dwelling energy costs associated with space & water heating, ventilation and lighting.
EE Band Band between G (poor) and A (Good) based on the SAP score
EESSH Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing Proposed standard related to energy efficiency
EI Environmental Impact Rating Dwelling carbon dioxide (CO 2) emissions associated with space & water heating, ventilation and lighting.
EI band Band between G (poor) and A (Good) based on the SAP score
EPC Energy Performance Certificate Provides an illustration of the energy efficiency of a building based on standard assertions for occupation and use.
FIT Feed in Tariff Payment for renewable electricity generation paid by energy companies
HTT Harder-to-treat A property where more complicated or expensive measures are needed
In-situ Onsite testing Used to determine actual rather estimated U-values
NHER National Home Energy Rating Variant of RdSAP with additional variables
RdSAP Reduced data Standard Assessment Procedure RdSAP was introduced in 2005 as a lower cost method of assessing the performance of existing dwellings to produce an EPC.
RHI Renewable Heat Incentive Subsidy for renewable heat generation paid by UK government
RSL Registered Social Landlord Housing Associations and Co-ops
SAP Standard Assessment Procedure The methodology used by the Department of Energy & Climate Change ( DECC) to assess and compare the energy and environmental performance of dwellings
SHQS Scottish Housing Quality Standard A minimum standard for social housing to be met by 2015 which also includes an energy efficiency criterion
SPONS Reference for prices and costs of measures (for example, used by Quantity Surveyors).
SWI Solid Wall Insulation Either external or internal insulation
U-value Is a measure of heat loss by conduction through the building fabric and is measured in W/m²K. The lower the value, the more resistant the fabric will be to heat loss.

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