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Climate Change Adaptation and Retrofit of a Victorian Townhouse in Margate: the 5-year Living Lab

Nikolopoulou, Marialena, Watkins, Richard, Richard; Rueda-de-Watkins, Elena, Leire, Dominguez-De-Teresa, Giridharan, R., Kotopouleas, Alkis (2020) Climate Change Adaptation and Retrofit of a Victorian Townhouse in Margate: the 5-year Living Lab. In: 35th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Spain, 1-3 September 2020, Spain. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:91419)

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This paper focuses on the analysis of a longitudinal five-year study following the retrofitting and post-occupancy evaluation of a heritage townhouse designed for multi-generation living in Margate. The three-generation family of five adults and one child are renting the council-owned 420m2. The POE confirmed 100% satisfaction and thermal comfort during both winter and summer. The results from the extensive monitoring confirmed the acceptable thermal environment during the free-running mode in the summer, when for a significant amount of time parts of the property were below the Cat II category. The thermal environment in winter was very stable varying from 19.9°C in the basement, to 23.2°C in the third floor living room, while in the non-refurbished property across the square, which was used for comparison, mean temperature was 15°C. The average 5K temperature difference between the two properties highlight the success of the refurbishment, which was sympathetic to the original character of the house, respecting the heritage features.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
Uncontrolled keywords: Refurbishment, Climate Change, Thermal Comfort, Energy, Heritage, Multi-generation living
Subjects: T Technology
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Depositing User: Giridharan Renganathan
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2021 11:32 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2021 13:22 UTC
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