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Term time schedule

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Closed for lunch 12pm - 1pm each day

Closed all day Saturday and Sunday and bank holidays

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The Project Support Centre is located in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster.

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Closing the gap between designed and as built performance

Posted on: 4 November 2014
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Evidence generated by the Zero Carbon Hub and the housebuilding industry has demonstrated the existence of a ‘Performance Gap’ between the energy use of new homes as-designed and the actual use once the building is completed.

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Building the future: The economic and fiscal impacts of making homes energy efficient

Posted on: 30 October 2014
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The Energy Bill Revolution is calling for a radical new approach to home energy efficiency. They are calling for all low income homes to be given measures, by 2025, to bring them up to Band C on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), and for all other households to be offered 0% interest loans to improve them to an equivalent EPC standard by 2035; delivered as part of a major infrastructure investment programme. This report has undertaken detailed modelling to assess the economic, fiscal, and environmental impacts of this programme. It concludes that the economic case for making the energy efficiency of the UK housing stock a national infrastructure priority is strong. The Energy Bill Revolution is a major alliance campaign to end fuel poverty which is supported by 200 major UK stakeholders.

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Occupant behavior: How do we define occupant?

Posted on: 27 October 2014
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This paper was put together following an event held at the UCL Energy Institute on 16 October 2014. It summarises the open discussion around the influence of occupant behaviour on the operational energy performance of buildings, various tools and techniques to engage occupants in minimising their energy consumption, and the drivers and barriers for widespread and permanent change through an organisation.

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Sustainable places 2014.  Nice, 1-3 October 2014

Posted on: 27 October 2014
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This event focused on energy efficiency at building, neighbourhood, district and city levels. It covered research and innovation projects and initiatives across the construction value chain. This open research forum turned out to be a key opportunity for delegates to access up-to-date information, assess outcomes from the most advanced research and innovation projects, discuss possible synergies, and envision possible standards evolution. Presentations and videos are available online.

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Technical Extra Issue 15

Posted on: 27 October 2014
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The latest issue Technical Extra from the National House-Building Council features an article on external walls, the fastest growing area of claims, with a timely reminder of the cavity tray and DPC issues that contribute to a significant number of defects. Other articles include: requirements on the transfer of Fire Safety information to the responsible person; guidance on GRP dormer windows; copings and cappings to brick chimneys.

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Energy strategy 2012 to 2015

Posted on: 23 October 2014
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This paper presents the Government’s strategy for innovation in energy supply through to 2015.

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Warm homes, not warm words

Posted on: 22 October 2014
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WWF’s latest energy report highlights how the opportunity to create warm, affordable low-carbon homes and workplaces is at risk unless the Government takes action to tackle the carbon emissions from heating our homes and businesses.

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Research into the Green Deal and ECO Programme Supply Chain

Posted on: 21 October 2014
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The purpose of this study was to explore the operation of the supply side of the Green Deal and Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) programme and understand the views of Green Deal certified installers, assessor organisations and advisors.

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Count us in: Lessons learnt

Posted on: 10 October 2014
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Count Us In explored how housing associations can help their residents use energy more efficiently through simple changes in their behavior. As part of the project, the National Housing Federation worked with a number of housing associations who ran pilots testing different ways of working with residents. The Federation has published the main findings from the Count Us In project. The report also sets out recommendations for housing associations wishing to deliver effective engagement activity at scale.

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Community benefits and engagement guidance for onshore wind

Posted on: 7 October 2014
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These documents provide guidance on community benefits and engagement for onshore wind farm developers, communities living in the locality of a wind farm and local authorities.

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