Buildings energy efficiency technical research

BEIS technical research covering energy efficiency measures in the domestic sector.

Improving the performance of the UK’s dwellings is an essential part of meeting climate change commitments.

BEIS has funded or part funded a number of research projects in this area, covering, amongst others the following aspects:

  • In-situ measurements of the performance of buildings
  • Analysis on the energy saving potential of measures
  • Identification of risks that arise from retrofit of insulation
  • Quantification of the costs of domestic energy saving measures

Studies on energy efficiency retrofit projects carried out in the UK

  1. Monitoring of the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP)
  2. Core cities Green Deal monitoring project – Leeds
  3. Dartford housing retrofit project
  4. Retrofit for the Future: a guide to making retrofit work
  5. Retrofit Revealed: Retrofit for the Future data analysis
  6. Retrofit for the Future: analysis of cost data

Methods which can be used to insulate UK dwellings

Calculating the performance of insulation

The cost of measures to improve energy efficiency

Published 9 November 2017