The energy performance certificate: a study of the energy performance of 3 bedroom, Victoria/Edwardian properties

Ibbotson, Alice (2008) The energy performance certificate: a study of the energy performance of 3 bedroom, Victoria/Edwardian properties. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This project attempts to investigate the impact of the Home Information Pack and the Energy Performance Certificate, using typical Victorian/Edwardian three bedroom terraced properties in Southsea as a model. The methods used to investigate this topic were an extensive review of relevant literature and questioning residents of the specified property. To discover the impact the Energy Performance Certificate has had on the property market, estate agents were surveyed and then several of them were asked to participate in an interview. It has been concluded that the introduction of the Home Information Pack is having an undesired negative effect on the property market and the many property professionals disagree with the idea and find that it is slowing the sale process down rather than speeding it up like it was intended to. It has been found that residents are concerned about the energy performance of their home however the expense involved in increasing it is too much and would take too long to recover the initial costs. The Government seriously need to reconsider some of the elements involved with the new policies that they are introducing. Many of the targets that they have introduced are unrealistic and the public are not interested.

    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/956

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