Meeting the government’s sustainable development goals through the existing housing stock

Osborne, Philip (2009) Meeting the government’s sustainable development goals through the existing housing stock. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This research project seeks to determine the extent to which the existing housing stock acts as either a barrier or facilitator to meeting the government’s sustainability goals. A critical review of literature has been structured around several key topics, including sustainable development, UN and UK protocols, energy regulations, the existing housing stock, and enforceable energy saving improvements.To gain public perspectives 80 questionnaires were distributed around various aged housing in Guildford, Surrey. The survey aimed to determine to what extent homeowners have implemented sustainability measures within their homes. Opinions were also collected surrounding pressing governmental topics. The majority of results indicated that the sustainable development was essential, however had not been successfully implemented by the UK Government. Furthermore, interviews were conducted with two housing developers. This aimed to gather and examine the opinions and industry facts regarding the current and future housing regulations.

    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/996

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