To what extent can a balance be made between preservation and renewable energy in the historic built environment?

Rawlinson, Edward (2010) To what extent can a balance be made between preservation and renewable energy in the historic built environment? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Increasing legislative pressure to improve the energy efficiency of the existing housing stock, as well as new builds has resulted in an increased demand from clients for renewable technologies to be incorporated into building projects. Many of these technologies have a visual impact alien to the current built environment. These uncommon technologies, although beneficial to all are often met with hostility from within the community, particularly if used on historic sites. This paper summarises the findings of a research project designed to investigate whether a balance can be found between preservation and the use of renewable energy in the historic built environment. The study found that renewable energy can be added to historic buildings but only in a respectful manner with community involvement being the key to reducing objections to any development.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1005

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