To what extent has the practice of sustainable development been implemented within UK housing stock over the last twenty years?

Roberts, Paul (2009) To what extent has the practice of sustainable development been implemented within UK housing stock over the last twenty years? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Initially, a critical analysis of the factors that measure and enforce sustainability was undertaken. This consisted of an evaluation of various energy assessments, as well as Part L of the Building Regulations. If sustainable development is to successfully evolve, these initiatives will need to be comprehensively managed and imposed. The processes and components of two flagship sustainable developments were then evaluated to produce a possible framework for further implementation within the UK housing stock. Questionnaires were administered to local council officers which sought information through their experiences. Elaboration was encouraged throughout the questionnaire which added greater value. This descriptive text was combined with the secondary data to analyse the various aspects that affect this fundamental topic. From the results and analysis, recommendations were created to outline the measures that may be imposed to evolve the concept of sustainability. This predominantly expanded on existing Government strategies, however a greater emphasis was placed upon public education as well as additional research into new technologies.

    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/977

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