Economic analysis of the routes for fulfilment of net-zero energy buildings (NZEBs) in the UK

Dowds, M. and You, S. (2019) Economic analysis of the routes for fulfilment of net-zero energy buildings (NZEBs) in the UK. Energy Procedia, 158, pp. 3541-3546. (doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2019.01.914)

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This paper evaluated the economic implications of developing net-zero energy buildings (NZEBs) for four types of residential houses (i.e. flat, terraced house, semi-detached house, and detached house), across different locations in the UK. Models specific to different locations and loads were created with varying combinations of renewable energy technologies. Houses were further classified as existing ones and new ones, and the latter had an 55% improvement in energy (heat) efficiency compared to the former. A cost-benefit analysis was conducted for each of the potential NZEB designs. Without energy storage, income from renewable technology in existing households can produce a mean net profit between 5-51% of the overall expenditure for NZEB designs. The results will enable policymakers to make informed decisions for the fulfilment of NZEBs in the UK which can potentially play an important role in mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and help the UK achieve its climate change targets.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:10th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2018), 22-25 August 2018, Hong Kong, China
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:You, Dr Siming
Authors: Dowds, M., and You, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Energy Procedia
ISSN (Online):1876-6102
Published Online:15 March 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Elsevier
First Published:First published in Energy Procedia 158:3541-3546
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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