Meeting the 2016 zero carbon homes target using modern methods of construction

Hayden, Ashley (2015) Meeting the 2016 zero carbon homes target using modern methods of construction. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The problem of climate change is one that the whole planet shares. The UK looks to tackle climate change in a number of ways, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, developing renewable power and promoting sustainable development. The UK government has committed to a legally binding target of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 80% of 1990 levels by 2050 under the Climate Change Act 2008. Part of the strategy to reduce CO2 emissions, are the 2016 zero carbon homes goals.
    This research project aims to examine the problems of meeting the 2016 zero carbon goals using modern methods of construction (MMC’s).
    The literature review focused on; climate change and the greenhouse effect, sustainable development in the UK, sustainable construction methods and challenges to achieving zero carbon homes.
    Primary research was conducted into the research objectives via a questionnaire. The analysis of the data showed that the main problem regarding the implementation of zero carbon homes was the cost of achieving the standard. However the research indicated that falling costs and reforms of legislation would see mainstream production of zero carbon homes in the near future.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 14:27
    Last Modified: 21 Oct 2015 14:27
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18571

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