The effectiveness of training and commissioning processes in delivering new mass low carbon social housing

Keech, Terence P. and Jimenez-Bescos, Carlos (2018) The effectiveness of training and commissioning processes in delivering new mass low carbon social housing. In: 8th Annual CIBSE Technical Symposium 2018, London South Bank University, UK.

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This research explores the installation and commissioning performance issues within the social housing sector, with the goal to improve and develop new practice for low carbon homes. The research uses the exploration of the existing literature and practice to investigate installation and commissioning performance within mass low carbon housing. The approach is explored through stakeholder surveys and site observations and interventions utilising mixed methods with the action research methodology. The research findings demonstrate that a structured and mutually agreed monitoring process within a ‘real world’ learning environment, can contribute to the reduction of energy and carbon emissions through the installation and commissioning process. The research has highlighted, from the practitioner perspective, the elements of change required to effect sustained improvement. In highlighting these changes, the research has indicated the barriers that exist to the change process, and in no way underestimates, the level of challenge required for change to be enacted.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Training, commissioning, low carbon, low energy, social housing, stakeholder research, monitoring, communication, knowledge transfer
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Medical Science (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Dr Carlos Jimenez-Bescos
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2018 14:41
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2022 12:37

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