An investigation into the effect of the residential property boom on energy efficiency of new built homes in London

Dorking, Luke (2015) An investigation into the effect of the residential property boom on energy efficiency of new built homes in London. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this research is on its most basic level determine whether there is a direct effect of a property boom on the decisions of those who build homes to improve or worsen energy efficiency standards. The research regards the areas studied however; some components of the research will be applicable UK wide.
    This research has importance for various reasons and parties. The research will aim to improve on existing literature that discusses the construction industry’s attitude to sustainable homes (further details in literature review). There is also importance for developers as this study may show evidence that is contradictory to what is the typically held consensus regarding the cost and value of sustainable homes.
    There are also benefits to the public and the consumer market of residential property, further evidence into the effect of energy efficiency standard on value of a property will improve public awareness and therefore make the standard factor in more heavily into buying decisions. If residential property value is more exposed to energy efficiency standard then the free market forces will dictate an improvement in said standards over time.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 14:14
    Last Modified: 21 Oct 2015 14:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18570

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